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Monaco GP: Things You Must Know About Monte Carlo Race Track

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Monaco GP 2017. Valtteri Bottas
Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Monaco GP 2017. Valtteri Bottas

Formula One Racing is easily one of the most popular sports across the globe and Monaco Grand Prix is its one of the most prestigious races. Even though Monaco is just a small dot on the face of the Earth with an area less than a square mile, and a population of mere 38,000, when it’s F1 time, then it’s a place to be at!

During F1 season, Monaco quickly gathers more than 200,000 spectators who come here to catch some action on one of the most epic racing tracks of the world!

The following are some of the most interesting things about the Monte Carlo race track that you must know if you a true

fan of formula one racing:

  • The Monaco Grand Prix circuit was once called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige”, which is quite fitting. This is because the track, which is already pretty narrow, also has a number of elevation changes and sharp corners. Plus, there is a tunnel too. All these things make it a really challenging track to race on and so offers the utmost thrill and entertainment for the F1 fans.
  • Lotus earned their first win as a constructor in the Monaco Grand Prix in 1960.

    Fernando Alonso McLaren MP4-22 at 2007 Monaco F1 GP

    Fernando Alonso McLaren MP4-22 at 2007 Monaco F1 GP

  • The Monaco circuit is the only one that doesn’t follow FIA.com standard of 190-mile minimum race distance. Instead, it covers only 161-mile race distance.
  • The only driver who has won two races in a row on the Monaco Grand Prix is Fernando Alonso. In 2006, he won for Renault, and in 2007, for McLaren.
  • The first Monaco Grand Prix race was held on April 14, 1929. However, it didn’t enjoy a good reception. It was an invitation-only event but many of those who were invited decided not to go, including the drivers of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. The race was won by William Grover who drove a works Bugatti Type 35B. Interestingly, the car later became one of the most expensive in the world after it was sold for 2.5 million pounds!

Fun in Monaco

If you are in Monaco for the GP, then why not partake in other fun activities that the country offers? Some of these are:


Did you know that Monte Carlo has one of the world’s biggest and most popular casinos? The Monte Carlo Casino is a must-visit place in the city which is huge complex that has the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Grand Theatre (which some of the most iconic movies have been shot), and of course the casino itself!

To kill time at the hotel, or when waiting in a line, you can play your favorite casino games on your smartphone or laptop too! For instance, at Onlinecasinoinfo.com/casino-reviews/ you`ll find very detailed casino reviews with the biggest bonuses and sign up offers to make some decent amount of money enjoying. You can also find free spins on JackpotCity, Royal Vegas, etc. 

Chartering a Yacht

If you love sailing, then Monaco offers many opportunities for renting a private yacht of your own. You can host fun parties or simply charter one to catch some local marine action. You can even watch the F1 race from a yacht moored in a trackside berth for just 2,000 Euros! It’s easily one of the best ways to enjoy the race.

Private Beaches

There are several beautiful and lively beaches around Monte Carlo where you can go to relax and take a break from the F1 action. For instance, the Plage Beau Ravage is a classy and posh beach where you find the most fun people in the world. The Blue Beach is also a good option to consider.

Monte Carlo is beautiful and stunning place with a lot of tourist attractions. There is something in the air here that makes you joyous and full of excitement. So, lay back and enjoy every moment you spend here. And don’t forget to check out the casino. You will regret it your whole life if you leave the place without paying a visit to it.

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