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Monaco Grand Prix: Formula for Success

Sailun Tires

In 1929, when Monaco was unheard of to the world of motor racing and the international sports stage had yet to appreciate the true potential for the location as a racing hotspot, a rich cigarette mogul had a pioneering idea to turn the streets of the Principality into a racing track. Almost 90 years later, the Monaco Grand Prix is the undisputed highlight of the racing calendar for many top Formula 1 drivers. The event has it all: atmosphere; hair-raising drama; unparalleled luxury; spectacular scenery; glitz and glamour. Whether new to the occasion or a veteran socialite, your experience stands to benefit from this concise formula for success. Watch the race from the prime position, celebrate at the best after parties, and indulge in the finest that Monaco has to offer.

Glimpsing the vast grandstands, the building crowds, and the marked circuit from the skies is sure to get you in the mood for an action-filled day of fun. Below you will find a compiled list by the owner of  F1 Travel Planner  about the best activities and locations Monaco has to offer.

How to Arrive in Monaco in Style?

Arrive in Style - Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Guide / SWAGGER Magazine

A Monaco Grand Prix helicopter transfer is the only way to arrive in style on the big day. Flights from Nice airport are surprisingly affordable, take just seven minutes in total, and land in the heart of the Monaco. Aptly stylish, helicopter transfers not only beat the traffic that is sure to amass on the Principality’s periphery over the Grand Prix weekend, but they also offer a spectacular view of the track from above. Glimpsing the vast grandstands, the building crowds, and the marked circuit from the skies is sure to get you in the mood for an action-filled day of fun.


The Top places to Eat that Monte Carlo has to offer?

Top places to Eat - Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Guide / SWAGGER Magazine

Over the Formula One weekend, restaurants can often be reserved for all-day events. Finding a sophisticated spot to eat, which exudes the luxuriousness that has come to be associated with Monaco, can be challenging. We suggest Nobu for fine Japanese cuisine on the famous hairpin bend at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse in the legendary Hôtel de Paris, or – for something a little different, away from the bustle of the city – La Note Bleue on Larvotto Beach.


The Best Tickets for the Monaco Grand Prix 2018?

Best tickets to Grand Prix - Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Guide / SWAGGER Magazine

This is Monaco, the Mediterranean’s capital of yachting. No F1 experience would be complete without boarding a luxury superyacht to watch the action, indulging in the sublime hospitality that goes hand in hand with any yacht charter experience. Luxury Monaco Grand Prix yacht charters offer a unique way to witness sporting history: if fortunate enough to gain a spot in Port Hercules, you’ll practically smell burning rubber from the sun deck of the vessel. Available to charter for the Grand Prix weekend, M/Y GLADIUS is the perfect superyacht from which to experience the action. Having recently undergone a magnificent refit, the Cantieri di Pisa-built vessel provides a stylish venue for corporate or private parties and enjoys a vast sun deck from which guests can enjoy the sights. Once the Grand Prix is over, cruise down the coast to make the most of your time in the Cote d’Azur, stopping at Cannes and St-Tropez.


The Best After-Parties at the Monaco Grand Prix 2018?

Best Afterparties - Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Guide / SWAGGER Magazine

Unless you’re hosting an after-party to remember on your private yacht charter, you’ll want to find the best party in town. The Amber Lounge is the only place to see and be seen following the Monaco Grand Prix. Here, celebrities, VIPs, and drivers themselves can be spotted, as a charity fashion show begins proceedings. In 2017, Pamela Anderson joined Lindsay Lohan, Liam Cunningham, and Eddie Irvine, as well as many other recognizable faces for an evening of charitable fun, with EUR 450,000 being raised in the process.


Monaco Grand Prix 2018: Quick Facts


When is the Monaco Grand Prix 2018?

Sunday 27th May, 2018 with qualification held from Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th May.

What time does the Monaco Grand Prix 2018 start?

The race begins at 3:10pm

Where to stay for the Monaco Grand Prix?

The Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel

The Best Day Club?

Nikki Beach Monte Carlo

How to Dress?

Daytime – smart/casual

Evening – smart


For a full roundup of tips, etc. check out the Formula1 produced 2018 Monaco Grand Prix destination guide.


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