The Principality of Monaco is certainly among one of the most stylish destinations of Europe, especially in the summers of 2016! This wonderful destination located on the coastline of French Riviera, is an all-time celebrities-favoured destination. A world renowned casino scene, and a stunningly beautiful waterfront berthed by luxury private yachts of billionaires and world’s famous celebrities round the year, make Monaco one of the most sophisticated and luxurious destinations of Europe. The second-smallest sovereign nation in the world, Monaco is also renowned for its annual Monaco Grand Prix, one the most prestigious, glamorous and difficult Formula One races in the FIA calendar.
Started in 1929, Monaco GP is a Formula One race annually held on the iconic Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco. One of the most glammed-up races, the Monaco Grand Prix is part of the three most important and prestigious races in the world: Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monaco Grand Prix. This year, the Monaco Grand Prix is back once again in the month of May, and this cult F1 race will be hosted between 26th and 29th May, 2016.
Nico Rosberg of Germany is in red-hot form in 2016, having already won four consecutive races so far this year, while fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is closely following him in a great partnership that has propelled Mercedes to leading spot in the 2016 Constructor Standings. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel have started off a bit slow in the 2016, but are now gaining momentum and the ultimate podium finish is just around the corner. Fernando Alonso remains the only driver to have won the race in consecutive years and he would love to emulate it once again to resurrect his bad start to 2016.
The Monaco Grand Prix is certainly the most difficult track of Formula One with its sharp bends, elevation, tunnel and narrow space that makes quick overtaking an impossible task and requires a high degree of attention and full technical attention of drivers. Safety cars are often involved in the race to ensure safety of drivers and effective disposal of any debris caused by accident or trailing vehicles. The track is dangerous, but highly glamourous nonetheless! This 3.337 kilometre circuit offers stunning views of the spectacular Monte Carlo harbour where visitors in yachts enjoy the live proceedings. Nearby hotels offer amazing views of the race from rooftops and balconies. The grand stands of Monaco Circuit are also an amazing experience and this Grand Prix is surely one of the most sought-after sporting events in the world.
Check out Monte Carlo’s famous casino that has a reputation of being a magnet of global celebrities, with a strict dress code. Enjoy a tour of the French Riviera which includes the beautiful French cities of Nice, Cannes, Saint Tropez, Marseille, Toulon, and Aix-en- Provence. You may also check out other beautiful landmarks such as Larvotto Beach, Napoleon Museum, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Oceanographic Museum and Jardin Exotique de Monaco.
Monaco Grand Prix is certainly one of the hottest events of May along with the French Open 2016. Euro 2016 and Wimbledon 2016 are also on the cards for sports lovers all over the world, along with the ultimate Rio Olympics 2016.