The close of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival marks the beginning of Monaco’s celebrated Grand Prix, which is one-third of motorsport’s triple crown alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours. As the most dangerous course, the Monaco Grand Prix is widely upheld as the most coveted of all wins on the F1 circuit.
An ideal way to kick off the summer season in style, celebrities, billionaires, royalty and speed enthusiasts flock to Monaco to soak up the excitement surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning scenery.
Early test races set the atmosphere and the final result is determined by 78 intense laps around hairpin turns traversed at breakneck speeds through the heart of Monte Carlo, which Planet F1 describes as the world’s most famous street race.
Unsurprisingly for a race taking place in the heart of a city that has been dubbed ‘the millionaire’s playground’, the principality ensures that it consistently pulls out all the stops to mark this iconic race and there are a variety of ways in which visitors can experience this event in real style.
Experience the F1 Paddock Club Monaco
If you are looking for a full VIP experience with first class hospitality, pit lane walkabouts, private access to the circuit and much, much more, the F1 Paddock Club Monaco is almost impossible to outshine. Embodying the attributes of both the race itself and Monte Carlo as a whole, this experience exudes sophistication, class and elegance at every turn.
Watch the race from on board a superyacht
With a range of superyachts moored behind temporary safety fences, securing your spot on deck is a sophisticated way to take in the sights and the sounds of this iconic motor race. As you quite literally won’t be able to get much closer to the action, you can be assured that you won’t miss out on any of the best bits.
Soak up the views from the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel
Hotels such as the Fairmont, which overlooks Formula 1’a most famous hairpin turn, are always booked up well in advance of the race because they deliver such spectacular views of the course and enable guests to get as close as possible to all the action.
The Monte Carlo circuit is demanding and with little room for error, it is simply unforgettable.