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Grandstand 32 at the Montreal Grand Prix is near turns 6 and 7 of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. But as this article shows, the views from this grandstand aren’t great and there are definitely better value grandstands to sit in.
This guide to Grandstand 32 provides everything you need to know about spectating from this stand during the Canadian Grand Prix.
It includes a seating chart, examples of the view, tips on the best seats and ticket info and prices.
Grandstand 32 Location - Montreal Grand Prix
Grandstand 32 is located on the inside (left-hand) side of the circuit next to Turn 6 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
The grandstand sits parallel with the straight section of track where the F1 cars will be braking for Turn 6. Towards the right hand end of the stand the track will curve away from the seating area is it turns left around the apex of Turn 6.
The grandstand is also right next to the Family Zone and is adjacent to the Family Grandstand. This normally has lots of activities within it for children and youngsters including Zorb balls , bounce houses and video games and amongst other things.
Grandstand 32 tickets for Canadian Grand Prix
Tickets for Grandstand 32 at the Montreal Formula 1 event sell out very very quickly on the official Canadian GP website.
So I’d recommend buying tickets through Stubhub.
I used Stubhub for F1 tickets to races in North America multiple times in the last 12 months and have had great experiences every time.
Their FanProtect guarantee is very robust and mean you’ll never be left without a ticket. Plus they have a massive stock of Canadian GP tickets available to purchase at the moment, at great prices.
Grandstand 32 details
Grandstand 32 is completely uncovered. It has no roof over the top so you will be exposed to the elements. Make sure you bring suitable wet weather clothing or sun protection!
The seats are bleacher style bench seats that are very uncomfortable to sit on for long periods. Bring a cushion or something else soft.
There are two large TV screens on the other side of the track, just behind the armco on the inside of Turn 6. One of these is angle towards Grandstand 32 and you’ll be able to see if from wherever you sit in the stand.
Grandstand 32 Seating Chart Montreal Grand Prix
Below is the seating chart for Grandstand 32 at the Montreal Grand Prix.
The grandstand is made up of 4 sections. Sections 1-3 are slightly smaller than section 4.
The rows in all sections are named with letters. Row AA is the front row, row BB is the second row and that continue ups to the 26th row which is Row Z. After that is goes to row A for the 27th row and that continues all the way up to Row E for sections 1 – 3 and Row Z for section 4.
The seat numbers get higher as you move to the right of the stand (as you look at it from the circuit). Seat numbers start from 1 at the beginning of each section
Grandstand 32 views
The map below shows the parts of the circuit than can be seen from Grandstand 32.
All you can see from this grandstand are Turns 6 and 7 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Due to the position of the stand the trees to the left of it block your view of seeing anything much prior to Turn 6.
The further to the right and the lower down you sit in the stand, the more you’re able to see of the cars as they brake for Turn 6. But even on the extreme right hand side at the very front of the stand you’ll still struggle to see much more. The stand is set back a little from the edge of the track which makes it worse.
If you want a better view of this section of track go for tickets in the adjacent Family Grandstand.
This video shows an example of the view from section 2, seat 2, somewhere around row ZZ (26th row).
This video is also filmed from section 2 but slightly lower down and a little further to the left (as you look at the track).
This video is filmed from section 1 row HH (8th row). From this lower vantage point you have to look more through the safety fence as cars approach Turn 6.
Best Seats in Grandstand 32?
The best seats in Grandstand 32 at the Montreal Grand Prix are those on the right hand side of the stand, giving you a slightly better vantage point of the braking zone for Turn 6.
I’d try and get seats in section 1 somewhere around the middle rows. Sitting higher up would give you a more panoramic view but sitting lower gives you a better angle to see the entry to Turn 6. Sitting in the middle is a compromise of the two.
Is Grandstand 32 a good place to sit at the Montreal Grand Prix?
I don’t think Grandstand 32 is a great place to sit at the Montreal Grand Prix. It has a pretty limited view of just Turns 6 and 7 where there’s not normally much overtaking or racing action that happens.
For the same price you could get seats in the adjacent Family Grandstand which has much better views of the braking zone for Turn 6. I’d definitely try and go for that stand instead of Grandstand 32.
If you do end up in this grandstand, you are right next to the Family Zone which has a lot of activities to keep kids entertained when they’re bored of watching the F1 cars drive around the track.
The nearest entrance to Grandstand 32 is the Concorde entrance. Once you pass through the Concore entrance gates you will have to walk for around 15 minutes across the circuit infield to get to the grandstand.
See our guide to the Canada GP entrance gates for more details.
For information on how to get to the circuit for the Formula 1 weekend, check out our full Canada F1 travel guide.