The Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is special. For a start, the race takes place on the streets of Monaco, not on a purpose-built circuit. It’s not the only street circuit on the calendar, but it is the oldest, hosting a Grand Prix every year since 1929, and having been part of the Formula 1 World Championship since 1950. The other two street circuits in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku and Singapore are both relative newcomers, having held their first F1 Grand Prix in 2016 and 2008 respectively.
Monaco’s Grand Prix is also the only current F1 race to form part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport. This is an unofficial motorsport accolade that has only ever been achieved once, by Britain’s Graham Hill, and involves winning the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24-hour race as well as the Monaco F1 race.
‘Le Grand Prix de Monaco’ is also regarded by both drivers and pundits alike as probably the most challenging race of the Formula 1 season, and it has become famous for providing a racing spectacle that thrills everyone from the casual observer to the avid F1 fan. From its iconic corners like La Rascasse and the Fairmont hairpin, to the famous Casino Square and the spectacular tunnel straight leading into the tight chicane, almost every aspect of this incredible street circuit is famous in its own right.
As well as its undoubtable appeal to the fans, the circuit, and the whole Grand Prix weekend, are also big favourites of the drivers – and who can blame them. They get to show off their skills on one of the F1 calendar’s most challenging tracks, in one of Europe’s most stunning locations, watched by thousands of adoring fans – and a few billionaires on their private yachts.
The Monaco Grand Prix epitomises the glamour of Formula One, and for one incredible weekend each year, it is the place to be seen – whether you’re a diehard petrol head or not. And for those who may not be as fanatical as most about the motor racing, Monaco still has plenty to offer to make a short break over the race weekend appeal to any traveller.
Monaco – The Place
Perfectly situated in the heart of the French Riviera, anyone looking for a distraction from the motor racing isn’t going to be short of options. Those with luck on their side, or just deep pockets, could spend some time in the famous Casino de Monte Carlo, rubbing shoulders with the (very) rich and famous.
If gambling’s not for you, or if you fancy something a bit more sophisticated, the Opera de Monte Carlo offers a variety of performances during the summer. And for a memorable dining experience, you can enjoy dinner at the Café de Paris, one of the most popular places to eat and be seen on the Riviera.
The entertainment doesn’t stop when the day’s racing is finished either. The Monaco nightlife during the Grand Prix weekend is something that has to be experienced to be believed, and almost as good a reason to visit as the motor racing. From pop-up bars around the circuit, to parties onboard the biggest yachts in the harbour, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for something a little slower pace, Nice is only a 20 minute train ride away, and the perfect place to enjoy some time away form the Grand Prix build up, or as a base for your weekend. With great bars and restaurants in the old town, and sights like the harbour and the Promenade de Anglais, it can be a welcome contrast for anyone not looking to totally immerse themselves in Formula 1 for the weekend.
Monaco Grand Prix Hospitality Packages
With everything that’s on offer, and so much to experience in such short space of time – not to mention a Grand Prix to watch, it can be difficult to cram it all in. Which is where our hospitality packages come into their own. We take care of organising your entire weekend for you, making sure you get to enjoy every aspect of one of the best sporting events of the year.
With a choice of luxury hotels and apartments, VIP hospitality options aboard yachts and at venues with the best vantage points, and of course tickets to the Grand Prix itself, everything is taken care of – all you and your guests have to do is enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Monaco Grand Prix Tickets
As one of the hottest dates on the F1 calendar, tickets for the Monaco Grand Prix are in high demand. As part of your BAC Sport hospitality package we can provide tickets at every level for practice, qualifying and the Grand Prix itself – which means we can provide the perfect package for those who just want to see the Grand Prix itself, and for the fans who also want to see every minute of the build up to race day.
As an official distributor, we can also provide tickets for the exclusive Formula One Paddock club, where you’ll get to rub shoulders with racing celebrities and enjoy the most incredible Grand Prix hospitality on offer.
Monaco Grand Prix 2017 Packages
If you’ve never been to the Monaco Grand Prix and we’ve whetted your appetite, or if you’re planning a return trip and want the vey best hospitality, you can get more information by taking a look at our current Monaco F1 packages and Paddock Club hospitality options shown below.
Alternatively, get in touch by filling out the callback request form, or call our offices to speak to one of our friendly, experienced team, who’ll help you organise every aspect of your Monaco Grand Prix experience.