Top Tips for a Weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix 2018

Top Tips for a Weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix 2018

BAC Sport have been offering packages for Monaco Grand Prix hospitality for over 20 years, and thus Nice, Monaco and the beautiful French Riviera feel like our second home. However, for those who have never been, the idea of planning a trip can be overwhelming. But fear not, we’re here to pass on our top tips for a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix, so you can sit back and relax knowing you’re in good hands. 1. Top tip – Where to stay   Planning where to stay is our first top tip for a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Where you stay will largely be determined by your overall budget. When it comes to the Monaco Grand Prix, there are two main options. The two places we recommended to our clients are Nice or, of course, Monaco itself.   Nice   Once you arrive at Nice airport you will be greeted by one of our on-site representatives, before being transferred to your hotel where you can begin your weekend. As you can imagine, hotels in Monaco are at a premium during the Grand Prix and thus it is more cost effective to stay in Nice.   We can offer a selection of 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels, all within easy reach of Nice train station and which will take you into Monaco. Enjoy walking along with Promenade des Anglais or people watching in Nice Old Town after a full day at the circuit. This is the perfect place to combine the craziness of the Grand Prix with a relaxing city break.   Monaco   For those wanting to be right...
Hungarian Grand Prix 2018: Five Reasons to Visit

Hungarian Grand Prix 2018: Five Reasons to Visit

With the 2017 F1 Championship almost over, we’ve been having a look back at some of the highlights of the season – one of which was a dramatic race at the Hungaroring just before the summer break. We think the Hungarian Grand Prix 2018 could prove just as unmissable. Here are five reasons you should visit… 1. Dramatic F1 action The 2017 race in Hungary was one of the most memorable of the season, with Lewis Hamilton giving up third place for his teammate Valtteri Bottas in a move which cost him crucial points and ultimately could have cost him the championship. If the race had an exciting ending, the start was almost as dramatic, with Max Verstappen colliding with Daniel Ricciardo on the first lap and ending the Australian’s race. A visit to the tight and twisty Hungaroring will also bring back memories for long-time F1 fans, with memorable incidents including Damon Hill’s first win in 1993, Nigel Mansell’s lost wheel in 1987 and then his victory in 1989 after starting 12th and dramatically overtaking Ayrton Senna. If any moments like this are repeated next July, you won’t want to miss the Hungarian Grand Prix 2018. 2. Hungarian thermal baths The Hungarian Grand Prix 2018 takes place on 29 July – the perfect time to squeeze in a summer holiday. Most visitors tend to stay in Budapest, a city with an abundance of things to do while away from the track. A visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Hungarian thermal baths, which the capital is famous for. Although there are a number to choose from, Szechenyi...
European Football Transfers: Top Signings of Summer 2017

European Football Transfers: Top Signings of Summer 2017

It only seems five minutes since the football season ended, but it’s already back and like it’s never been away. The opening Premier League weekend was full of goals, red cards and controversial decisions – but the English league isn’t the only one to have its fair share of the drama. Across Europe, teams have been putting their new players to the test – and here we take a look at some of the most interesting European football transfers to keep an eye on over the coming months. Neymar – Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, approx. £198 million They say money can’t buy happiness, but PSG fans might disagree should their newest signing lead them to the Champions League title this season. The most expensive player of all time, Neymar’s move to the French side has to top any list of top European football transfers this summer and the world is waiting with bated breath to see how he will perform. The 25-year-old striker certainly has a lot of pressure on his shoulders, with the club hoping that not only will their star signing get them back to the top of Ligue 1, but also pave the way for them to lift the European trophy which has so far eluded them. The Brazilian forward will be keen to prove his worth and show he can be a star without Messi and co. by his side. Dani Alves – Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain, free Alves might have already done his most important job for PSG this season – by persuading one of his closest friends and former teammate Neymar to join...
Memorable Moments from the French Open 2017

Memorable Moments from the French Open 2017

In the wake of what proved to be a thrilling tournament, we thought we’d look back at some of the most memorable moments from the French Open. It was tough to choose. Roland Garros had it all this year – suspense, triumph, disappointment, shock – and we were glued to our TV screens throughout. So, without further ado, here’s our pick of the most memorable moments from the French Open… A first round defeat for a top seed Germany’s Angelique Kerber made a disappointing start to the tournament – in fact, just about as disappointing as you can get. The number one-ranked Kerber crashed out on the first day, losing 6-2 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. The defeat made her the first women’s top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros since the sport turned professional in 1968. An emotional victory Steve Johnson sank to his knees and cried after beating Croatian Borna Ćorić in a dramatic second round match. Johnson’s father, Steve Johnson Sr, died unexpectedly at the age of 58 earlier this month. 27-year-old American Johnson, ranked 26th in the world, told the Tennis Channel: “I just miss my dad. “I wish he was following along – I know he is from upstairs – but it’s just so emotional, it’s hard to describe.” Johnson had already managed to overcome his emotions to beat Japan’s Yūichi Sugita in the first round, coming back from losing a third set tie-break at 2-0 up to clinch a victory the next day in the fifth. Johnson wasn’t the only one to succumb to his feelings following the second...
F1 Winter Testing in Barcelona: Our Inaugural FAM Trip

F1 Winter Testing in Barcelona: Our Inaugural FAM Trip

As we approach the start of the European leg of the Formula 1 calendar at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, we’d like to reminisce back to March for our inaugural FAM trip to the F1 winter testing in Barcelona. Touching down in Barcelona For our first FAM we wanted to show the clients all that Barcelona has to offer in terms of sporting action – and we definitely chose the best time for it. We landed the day after Barcelona took on Paris Saint-Germain at home, with a devastating first leg loss and needing a miracle to make it through to the next round. That miracle happened with three goals occurring in the last five minutes, and the score line finishing at 6-1. When we touched down in Barcelona – following slight delays thanks to French air traffic control – we arrived to sunshine and nine eager agents looking forward to exploring the city. We were staying at the Gran Hotel La Florida, on the outskirts of Barcelona overlooking the city. It was an amazing way to experience the hustle and bustle of city life during the day, and then retreat for a relaxing night in the Tibidabo Hills. A visit to the Nou Camp Our first sporting stop on this fleeting FAM was at the Nou Camp itself, the home of the greats of European football. In our VIP tour we had a private guide explaining all the fun and interesting facts about the stadium, players and the club itself. With some great pictures in the press conference room and pitchside, and a view from the director’s box, this...