The Mediterranean summer starts with the Monaco Grand Prix, taking place in the home of Formula One and the capital of yachting. A unique Grand Prix, in a city dear to F1, with plenty of drivers and team managers living in the Principality, the Monaco GP is one of the most important ones. Part of the triple crown of automobile sport, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24h of Le Mans, there is no other race as coveted. Discover here with us the finest spots to watch the GP!
The first turn of the race is also the one seeing the most action. Located at the end of one of the longest straight in the race, the turn seems some of the best overtaking and breathtaking crashes. Most of the incidents in Monaco will happen either around the Piscine, such as Schumacher last year or in St Devote. To watch the race there, you’ll have the option to either get on a Balcony in Ermanno Palace or the Panorama. In addition, you can also book a seat in one of the multiple strands with a few on the iconic turn.
One of the world’s most expensive squares, the Casino square is traditional a hot spot for jet sets, along with the Hotel de Paris and the Monte Carlo Casino. The Louix XV restaurant and the Café de Paris each offer great views of the track. For an elevated view, you can head up to the Grill. As most of these spots are highly in demand and hotel guests are traditionally booking these early, you would be better of enquiring early for it.
Quai Kennedy & Piscine
The piscine and Quai Kennedy is one of the finest spots to watch the race with the utmost luxury. The high-speed portion of the track comes straight after the chicane at the exit of the Fairmont tunnel. Most of the viewers on this portion of the track are aboard yachts. Booking a yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the finest experiences for luxury travellers and F1 enthusiasts. e
The world’s most famous hairpin is located just between the Mirabeau and the Fairmont, offering great battles between cars at slow speeds and some of the wildest overtakes. Watching the race from there is better done at Nikki Beach, taking a dip in the pool from time to time.
Visiting the Monaco Grand Prix is something unique in someone’s life, the most vibrant of the Grand Prix and the most coveted one. Booking a trip in Monte Carlo during the GP is to be done in style and in advance to ensure the very best experience.