Here’s my guide for you F1 fans considering spectating from the Webber stand at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
It includes examples of the view from here, a full seating chart and my tips on which are the best seats in the stand. Plus suggestions on other grandstands that are worth considering.
Where is it located?
The grandstand is named after one of the most famous Aussie racing drivers ever, Mark Webber.
It’s on the inside (right-hand side) of Turn 11 on the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit.
A number of years ago the Webber stand was on the main start finish straight but more recently it’s been moved to Turn 11.
- Cover: Uncovered
- Seats: Plastic chairs, folding seat base and fixed back
- TV screens: One big screen visible the other side of the track, behind the gravel trap on the exit of Turn 11
Check ticket availability and prices on the Australian Grand Prix website where the official tickets are sold.
Grandstand tickets get your reserved seats plus access to all the Park Pass (General Admission) viewing spots, Fan Zones and entertainment areas at the Melbourne GP.
Tickets come in 1, 2, 3 or 4-day options for the Grand Prix weekend which runs from Thursday to Sunday.
See the detailed Australian GP schedule for more info and specific timings for all the on-track activity. That includes every practice, qualifying session and race during the weekend from both the F1 and support series.
Webber grandstand seating plan
Below is the seating plan for the Webber stand at the Melbourne Grand Prix.
- Sections: A, B and C
- Rows: A (front) to N (back). There’s no row I.
- Numbered seating: Section A – 1 to 30, Section B – 1 to 28, Section C – 1 to 26
View from the grandstand
The map below shows the areas of track viewable from this grandstand shown in pink.
As the map shows, the Webber grandstand’s view is very limited. Being on the inside of the corner looking outwards, all that you can see is the turn-in point, apex and exit of the corner.
There are trees directly to the left of the stand and a hospitality building to the right that blocks most of the view down towards the next corner, so you’re really limited in how much of the track you can see.
9:12 in the video below was filmed from Section C, Row J, seat 1.
The video below was filmed from Section B Row G.
Webber stand best seats
The best seats in the Webber grandstand are those in section C, Rows F to N, seats 1 to 5.
Even though there is a hospitality building to the right of the grandstand, if you sit on the extreme right hand side of it then you can just about get an angle to see a little more of the track after the cars have exited Turn 11.
I avoid sitting in the front few rows as being close to the fence makes it harder to see from left to right, so sitting higher up gives you a wider vantage point.
Other grandstands at the Australian Grand Prix
Without a doubt the Vettel grandstand on the other side of the track gives you a much better view of this part of the circuit. From there you can see the Formula 1 cars for much longer before they enter and after they’ve exited Turn 11.
It’s definitely worth prioritising tickets in that stand over this one. In fact I’d prioritise most other stands over this one. The Webber stand is in the cheapest category, however, so better for people on a budget.
Alternatively, if you want to see the start of the race of catch a glimpse of your favourite teams or drivers in the pitlane then you need the Fangio stand on the pit straight.
Albert Park entrance gates 9 and 10 are closest to this grandstand.
You have to use one of the pedestrian bridges over the circuit when you travel to the stand to get to it. There’s lots of those dotted around the Australian Grand Prix track.