Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix
2017 is the 75th anniversary of the Monaco Grand Prix. There are thousands of reasons to visit Monaco but the top three are Location...Location...Location! Nestled in the gorgeous French Riviera Monaco`s exclusive hotels, multimillion dollar mega-yachts, gourmet restaurants, high-end shopping, and exotic cars parked on every corner are among the many other reasons to visit.
Monaco is unique being one of only three real street courses on the Formula One schedule. Let Grand Prix Tours guide your experience to this fabulous race. Come see the cars at close range with engines screaming, brakes glowing and tires smoking at the 75th Monaco Grand Prix!
Monaco Grand Prix--F1 Driver Hosted Parties--Balcony Viewing--F1 Paddock Club
The Monaco Grand Prix often produces a controversy this year was no exception. It was Lewis Hamilton`s turn to win after losing out to a badly called pit stop the previous year. This year it was Red Bulls turn to make a bad call and lost the race for Daniel Riciardo with an unprepared pit stop, even after it was the team that called Daniel in.
There is no denying Monaco absolutely delivers on the expectations it sets for wealth, luxury, and visual delight. Pristine villas grace the cliffs like billows of whipped cream, cerulean waters drum a rhythm against the rocks beneath and immaculate yachts bob gently in the marinas.
Make sure you watch from the best location, a simple phone call will point you in the right direction. A balcony, harbor yacht, the paddock club, or any of the grandstands.
During the Grand Prix sponsors throw money around like there is no tomorrow the F1 circus in full swing--all the pomp and circumstance, Ritz and glitz--show the glamorous side of F1. Arguably, the Monaco Grand Prix is the most esteemed motor race.
To see the cars reach the speeds they do in such a confined area is incredible. It`s also a testament to the talent of the drivers. Anyone can drive fast on a wide, smooth racing circuit, the bravery factor definitely comes into play at Monaco, you can fluke a win in F1...but you don`t fluke a win at Monaco.
All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars, per person based on double occupancy.
|*Caravelles Rooftop [+]||$595.00|
|*Grandstand K [+]||$125.00|
|*Grandstand T [+]||$125.00|
|*Yacht Viewing [+]||$1,185.00|
|*Yacht Viewing [+]||$1,725.00|
|*Ermanno Terrace [+]||$1,050.00|
|*Platinum Terrace [+]||$1,095.00|
|*Trackside (Fairmont) [+]||$945.00|
|*Grandstand K [+]||$375.00|
|*Cafe De Paris [+]||$545.00|
|*Grandstand T [+]||$375.00|
|*Yacht Viewing [+]||$4,275.00|
|*Caravelles Rooftop [+]||$4,095.00|
|*Ermanno Terrace [+]||$3,495.00|
|*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]||$6,400.00|
|*Ferrari F1 Club [+]||$9,000.00|
|Sunday 1-Day Tickets|
|*Grandstand T [+]||$795.00|
|*Yacht Viewing [+]||$3,775.00|
|*Caravelles Rooftop [+]||$3,350.00|
|*Ermanno Terrace [+]||$2,875.00|
|*Platinum Terrace [+]||$2,195.00|
|*Trackside (Fairmont) [+]||$2,145.00|
|* indicates ticket is on request|
|Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.|
RACE OVERVIEWMonaco Grand Prix
When William Grover Williams won the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929 the track followed much the same streets as it does today. The track is not as dusty as the 1930`s and the surface infinitely better. It is much safer with barriers keeping the cars contained on the track rather than in the port or wrapped around a palm tree or historic building. The Swimming Pool has created a fabulous series of corners and the Rascasse section helps entry into the modern pit area and also replaces the Gasworks Hairpin of old. Gone is the railway station to a modern underground location, replaced by the deluxe Fairmont Hotel which still has its hairpin plus a long tunnel underneath the hotel
Since the inaugural Grand Prix the cars have changed the most, with the French Bugatti`s giving way to the golden era of the Silver Arrows that dominated until 1937. The front engine cars of the 1940`s and 50`s ruled the roost until the rear engine gained the upper hand and brought in commercialism by way of sponsorship in the late 1960`s. Gone are the Counts, Marques, Barons, Lords, Viscounts and Princes who were the only drivers able to afford a race seat after WW11, replaced by paid drivers with the ability to raise sponsorship.
The late 60`s and 70`s brought high wings which kept growing smaller until the discovery of underbody aerodynamics that by the 80`s produced so much downforce that cars would porpoise along the straights. Composite cars became the vogue when NASA developments showed the way new composite materials can be used. A phase of active suspension, automatic gearboxes and antilock brakes, plus clever innovations that produced high down force! All gone, banned. Now we have hybrid F1 cars which apart from the lack of multi cylinder engine noise are the highest level of technical achievement. Today`s F1 cars have developed into incredible technical masterpieces, with engineering supported by major auto manufacturers
It is not as if the Principality has not changed, much of the land in Fontville was reclaimed from the ocean in 1970 and condominiums, harbors, a soccer stadium, hotels, the Heliport, and Princes Auto Collection have replaced the Med. New hotels have increased the rooms available
Grand Prix Tours has operated tours to the Monaco Grand Prix for over 30 years and have experienced all the problems you can have. You can look on a map that shows a grandstand within easy reach - because of road closures it will take you 50 minutes to get there by foot, unless you know about the tunnels that will shorten your walk to a few minutes. All the GP Tours staff has experienced the Monaco Grand Prix over 20 times. They know how to get to the Old Town in a few minutes, or the Casino by boat and elevator in five minutes flat.