This is my guide to spectating in the Moss grandstand at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
It includes examples of the view, a fully detailed seating chart, my tips on picking the best seats in this stand and more.
Moss grandstand location
The Moss grandstand, named after the late great Stirling Moss, is located on the outside (left-hand side) of the start finish straight just a short way before the first corner on the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit.
Tickets - Australian Grand Prix
Moss grandstand tickets are sold through the Australian Grand Prix official website.
They can be purchased in single, 2, 3 or 4 day tickets.
- 4 days are Thursday – Sunday
- 3 days are Friday – Sunday
- 2 days are Saturday – Sunday
- Single day ticket – any of the four days
Thursday doesn’t actually have any Formula 1 action on track. Instead it’s just motorsport from the support races, including the incredible V8 Supercars and super loud Porsche Carrera Cup which always put on a great show.
The full Australian GP schedule has details of the on-track activity across the race weekend.
Grandstand tickets not only get you reserved seating, but they all give you access to all of the General Admission / Park Pass viewing areas around the circuit.
There’s no premium ticket option in this stand, all tickets are standard.
Moss grandstand details
This grandstand is completely uncovered. It’s exposed to the elements, so make sure you’re prepared to sit in the sun (or rain) all day.
My guide on what to wear to the Australian Grand Prix has some tips and advice.
There’s one TV screen directly opposite this stand on the other side of the track. It’s not huge, but big enough to be seen from everywhere in this grandstand.
The seats are chairs with a fixed back and folding base. Sitting on them all day can be quite uncomfortable, so bring a small cushion or something else soft for some extra padding.
Moss grandstand seating chart
Below is the seating chart for the Moss grandstand at the Australian Grand Prix.
As the seating chart shows the grandstand is made up of three sections named A, B and C. Section A is closest to Turn 1 and section C is closed to the start line and bridge over the track.
All sections have rows which start at A at the front (lowest down) and go up to N at the back (highest up). There is no row I.
Seat numbers start from 1 at the beginning of each of the three sections, and go up from left to right (if you stand on the track and look up at the grandstand).
Moss grandstand views
The image below shows the views and parts of the track visible from this grandstand in pink.
As the image shows, the bridge to the right of the stand blocks your view of anything past it, meaning you can’t see the pit lane exit or the start line which is a shame. Unless you’re in a very specific spot in this stand, more on that below.
In the other direction you can see all of turns 1 and 2. You’ll lose the cars out of sight when they pass behind the big hospitality building on the left side of the track.
The video below was filmed from Section C, Row M, seat 27, almost as far to the left of the stand as you can get.
This next video was filmed from Section B, Row H, seat 27, the further seat to the left in section B.
The next video was filmed from Section C, Row H, seat 3, a little further to the right of the stand and closer to the bridge.
Moss grandstand best seats
The best seats in the Moss grandstand are seats 1 to 5 in Row N of Section A.
In this very specific spot you’re high enough in the back row to just see over the steps on the bridge next to the stand and catch a glimpse of the cars on the start / finish straight. No where else in this stand gives you the same view as the bridge blocks it from everywhere else.
As the chances of getting those specific seats are fairly slim, my general recommendation would be to go for seats higher up in section A.
Sitting further away from the bridge makes it easier to see under it a little more, and sitting higher up gets you further away from the fence and gives a better vantage point.
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Turn 1 and Turn 2 are the corners that see most action at the Australian Grand Prix. In the 2023 Formula 1 race collisions which caused two red flags happened right here, and you’d have been able to see the cars crashing very clearly from this stand.
Prices for tickets in the Moss grandstand are lot cheaper than the Jones and Brabham grandstands (adjacent and opposite respectively). Whilst those stands give slightly wider vantage points, you will almost have just as good a view in this stand and you’ll save a good few dollars in the process.
The biggest downside is not being able to see the start line or pit lane. If that’s super important then you’ll need to select tickets in the Fangio grandstand instead.
Overall this is one of the best places to be seated if you’re on a bit of budget.
Entrance gate 1 at Albert Park is closest to this stand, so aim for that when planning your travel to the Aussie Grand Prix.