Without a doubt, the biggest event on the global motor sport calendar happens at the end of May, when the otherwise laid-back city of Monaco transforms itself into a Formula One race track allowing cars to burn around every port and casino at speeds of 140kms an hour.
The circuit runs through Monaco’s narrow and picturesque winding streets, which are shared with around 3,000 spectators, creating an atmosphere like no other Grand Prix fixture.
Fans delight as the screech of screaming engines and the smell of burning rubber explodes uncomfortably close by, and drivers, knowing that overtaking on this course is notoriously difficult, must race to absolute precision and leave no room for error.
There is no other race at to be so close to the action, and with VIP access to the Ferrari paddock club, the experience is unrivalled by any other motor racing fixture.
Yet the race weekend in Monaco is about much more than just a race: the style and sheer excitement associated with the race has established Monaco as a destination for celebrities and an icon of pure luxury. For those with the much coveted tickets the weekend really is one big party and to celebrate life’s great luxuries.
The prestigious Amber Lounge parties are widely regarded as the very best in the world, attended by a glittering mix of motorsport icons, supermodels and celebrities alike, all partying alongside one another in true style.
Each season, the glamour and the celebrity fly-ins provide further attraction for spectators hoping to catch glimpse of their favorite Hollywood film star or supermodel making their appearance.
Bernie Ecclestone, the “FI Supremo,” has long cultivated Formula One’s connection to the stars of the film, fashion, and the music world meaning no Monaco Grand Prix is complete without the many exclusive parties, galas, auctions, and yacht events.
Every space and breath of air around this circuit is accessible only by ticket and these too difficult to come by. Sought after hotel rooms are often booked out years in advance and so a notable connection may be the best way to secure a ticket at short notice.
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Monaco Grand Prix 2011 runs 26 – 29 May.