Right in the middle of the action

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most respected and hardest to win of all the circuits on the Formula One calendar. It is an amazing sight to see these incredible machines and drivers being driven to the utter limit around the winding town and capital of the principality. It also affords one of the best views ever of the cars as the hotels and yachts in the bay get a ringside seat sight of them flying around the track desperately trying to overtake each other. There is the chance that you could be one of them as there are companies that can offer F1 Hospitality Monaco as a speciality such as  https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-hospitality/f1-hospitality-monaco/.What makes this race so special and is generally the one that most fans would like to attend at least once in their lives.

Photo of Monaco in Cote d'Azur (Provence region)

Monaco is the party track. Its not always an exciting race but that is a bit secondary as it does give people the chance to be right up close to the cars unlike other tracks where the fans are kept well back. At Monaco the stands are the closest to the track than elsewhere. The very expensive yachts bob within yards of the fastest straight and Nouvelle Chicane up to Tabac giving a view that is completely uninterrupted. Hotels are packed, and the balconies become full of spectators craning to get a top down view as the cars fly by near or even underneath them. Monaco is where many of the drivers have a home so it’s the one time they can race in the day and then pop home for a nice cup of tea afterwards without having to fly all over the world.

Monaco is not an easy race. Although its actual too short to be an official FISA race according to the rules as its total length is 161 miles when the minimum is 190 miles if you want to enter a new race on the calendar. This explains why it is seventy-eight laps long. This doesn’t make it any easier though, in fact it is considered to be the hardest race there is in F1. Any mistake, even in the best of conditions when the sun is out, and the spring weather is fine off the Mediterranean Sea, can result in any early exit straight into a barrier. This isn’t a problem for the local resident drivers, Ayrton Senna, who won it six times (a testament to local knowledge), simply popped home after he crashed out during the race seeing no point in hanging around. It is also acknowledged by FISA that if the Monegasque contingent suggested the principality as a race location now it would be turned down very quickly on safety grounds let alone the distance issue. As former Champion Nelson Piquet once said it was like trying to race around your living room. It’s the glitz and the glamour and the history that keeps racing fans coming back for more every year.

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