Monaco Grand Prix Packages
It began in 1929, on April 14th at 13:30, under the honorary Presidency of S.A.S. the Prince Louis II that the Grand Prix of Monaco was born thanks in particular to President Anthony Noghes who showed a strong will in order to be able to organize in the smallest European state (after the Vatican) an event of this scale. His idea strongly supported by the Prince Louis II and thanks to its motivation and support of the famous driver Monegasque, Louis Chiron.
At this date, 20 competitors leave for a race of 300 kilometers or 2 hours which every comes first.
Monaco Grand Prix winners have evolved dramatically since the early days. The first race took place in 1929 by the Automobile Club of Monaco and Antony Noghès. The only way the race could be held was in the streets of Monte Carlo. It began as an enthusiast’s car rally and was won by a Bugatti with an average speed of 48 mph driven by William Grover-Williams. The event was by invitation only. By 1933, the race had gained a prestigious reputation, along with French, Italian, Belgium, and Spanish Grands Prix. The races ended in 1938 due to World War II.
Racing started again in Paris in 1945 and in 1946, the Grand Prix premier racing category was begun. In 1948, the Monaco Grand Prix was won by Nino Farina in a Maserati 4CLT. The race was skipped in 1949 due to the death of Prince Louis II, but was included in the new Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in 1950.
The race was halted from 1951 to 1954, but began again in 1955 as part of the Formula One World Championship. One of the race’s earliest winners was Graham Hill from Britain. He won the race five times in the 60s, thus becoming known as “Mr. Monaco” and “King of Monaco”.
Today the Grand Prix of Monaco is internationally known even by the least enthusiastic of motor sport and after various modification on the initial track (turn Sainte-Devote, the turn of the restaurant «La Rascasse»), the track measures currently 3,367 meters.
Out of all the Monaco Grand Prix winners, Ayrton Senna, a Brazilian, has had the most with six, including five consecutive years between 1989 and 1993. He broke Graham Hill’s previous record.
The course includes the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, and, of course, the famous harbor. It has quite a few tight corners, elevation changes, a tunnel, and has short straightaways, which makes it a very demanding race. Even though the track has had small changes, it remains as the ultimate test in driving skills in the Formula One.
If you’ve been to Monaco, but haven’t made it to the Grand Prix, then add it to your bucket list. There are several places to view the race, including the deck of yachts, balconies of hotels and buildings, and grandstands. You’ll experience first-hand how the rich and famous live. Join in with the yacht parties, the gala event, and dine in some of the best restaurants in Europe. If you haven’t yet made it to Monaco, then mark your calendar for the Monaco Grand Prix. It will be the most exciting 78 laps of racing you’ll ever see!
Be sure to contact The Grand Prix Club for information about attending this year.