The street race of Monaco has become one of the most instantly recognisable on the Formula One racing calendar. The track is narrow in comparison to other circuits making it a demanding and exciting race. Watch as the cars race through the famous tunnel and past the harbour. The race consists of 78 laps. The famous Brazilian Ayrton Senna won 6 races on the track. British driver Lewis Hamilton broke the lap record in 2016 at just under 1-minute 18-seconds. Several Formula 1 drivers past and present have lived, or own property in Monaco and the Monte Carlo casino has featured in the James Bond films.
The nearest international airport is across the border in Nice, France. Monaco is a principality, however jump on a train from the airport and arrive within 40-minutes. You can hire a car, although driving around during the racing weekend is near impossible. Ticket prices vary quite considerably. General admission costs €60 during qualifying and €95 on race day. Seats elsewhere start from €54 to watch the first practice session, through to €845 for the main event. VIP packages can cost up to €3,000. Entry for children aged 6 to 15 is at a discounted price, free in some instances.
Book early as the race will sell out. Review the layout of the track and choose which seats you wish to purchase. The temporary grandstands are set up all around the streets, although the harbour is most popular. If you are staying in Monaco during the race check the view from your property, as you may not need to buy tickets. Book tickets for qualifying as well as race day, the action starts earlier in Monaco than at other races. The official app is worth downloading and will provide an insight to proceedings, or watch the race from the big screens.
Search for villas and apartments, houses, holiday homes, boats and much more in Monaco itself within walking distance from the track. If staying across the border in Nice public transport is cheap and provides an easy way to reach the Monaco Grand Prix.
When in Monaco visit the Monte Carlo Casino, as featured in James Bond. Take a walk around the F1 racetrack, including the picturesque harbour. Keep an eye out for the rich and famous. There’s an aquarium as part of the Oceanographic Museum or take in a show at the Opera de Monte-Carlo.
For more up to date information including: the latest news, championship races, drivers and teams, results and current standings, live updates, tickets and official F1 merchandise visit the Formula One website.
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