Monaco Grand Prix 2018 – How to Enjoy it Best

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Baroque Access
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The most prestigious race on the Formula 1 Calendar will take place at the end of this month in Monaco. Baroque Access finds out all the details of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018.

The most glamorous and challenging Grand Prix Formula 1 race will take place from 24 to 27 May 2018 in Monte Carlo – will you be there? Nothing matches the excellence of this particular Formula 1 race, or the challenges… From Casino Square to the world’s most famous Hairpin bend, through the tunnel and past Monte Carlo’s luxurious yachts, the Monaco Grand Prix 2018 offers all the possible action, as well as legendary corners in the circuit.

Both teams and drivers find this Formula 1 circuit extremely challenging and the narrow circuit, as it winds through Monaco’s capital, has been the stuff of dreams for many who have made Motorsport their lives.

Many people with Grandstand Packages will enjoy free access to the Pit Lane Walk on Friday 25 May, but only the privileged few will get to experience an exclusive pit walk held the following day. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store for you if you are one of the 1%, the very privileged VIPs attending this year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Drinking and dining over the track, even getting behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car, are just some of the experiences available from the plush Hotel Metropole. The hotel’s Joel Robuchon Restaurant is located right next to the track, offering spectators the perfect vantage point to see this exciting race and enjoy the atmosphere. Experience every step of the F1 Grand Prix race from your seat, including watching the cars as they exit Casino Square and viewing the race directly as cars speed by the terrace and then brake hard to tackle the tricky Mirabeau Corner before disappearing into the Fairmont hairpin complex. The tables outside on the restaurant terrace are reserved specifically for the privileged few, and are literally the best seats available to view the Monaco Grand Prix.

Screens with a circuit feed are located on the terrace, so that guests don’t miss out on any of the action. Aside from excellent race viewing, guests also enjoy world class cuisine at this 2 Michelin-starred restaurant with its open-plan kitchen, in the form of a fine 3-course lunch, washed down with a selection of fine wines from the restaurant’s extensive wine menu, as well as beers, mineral waters and fruit juices. Champagne is an obvious choice, but this is at an additional fee. Of course, that’s not all. Guests go home with souvenir lanyards, VIP passes, programmes and exclusive Senate caps.

The hotel is the ideal luxury setting for such an illustrious event, and its package offerings are sublime. The ‘Get Dizzy with Speed’ package, for instance, includes the opportunity of becoming a racing car driver for the day – obviously, not on the official racetrack! Instead, one can drive a F1 racing car and experience the thrill of riding the thrilling Circuit du Luc in Provence track, a far safer and more secure environment to experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. To do this, one first takes a workshop led by a Formula 1 driver. As the hotel is synonymous with the Monaco Grand Prix, there are other racing options available as well, such as Eco-Friendly Racing, where one experiences a drive with the Venturi FE racing team as a simulator pilot for the electrical equivalent of an F1 experience.

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Provisional Program

24 to 27 May

Thursday 24 May
11am – 12.30pm Practice 1
3 – 4.30pm Practice 2

Saturday 26 May

12pm – 1pm Practice 3
3pm – 4pm Qualifying race

Sunday 27 May
3.10pm – 5.10pm Race

*Program is subject to change. 

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