Interesting Facts about the Monaco Grand Prix

Every year, the Formula One holds a motor race on the Circuit de Monaco in the last weekend in May annually called the Monaco GrandPrix. It is an event that attracts attention from all over the world for Formula One fans. Run since 1929, many consider it as one of the most prestigious automobile race events in the world. For this one weekend of May, all glamour and prestige are in the heart of Monaco. Do you know you can watch the race from a yacht? No kidding, Monaco Grand Prix yacht rental can make this happen. They make all the necessary arrangements before the event, ensuring you get the maximum Grand Prix Experience.

Here are some fun facts about the Formula One event.

  • The Playground

Monaco is a monarchial country headed by Prince Albert II. It is one of the remaining three sovereign cities in the world with Singapore and the Vatican City. Many know it for its riches, and they are not wrong. It is home to about 38,000 high net worth people, including many former F1 drivers. It also enjoys low tax rates, thus many wealthy individuals.

  • Monegasque Drivers

Monaco is quite diverse in culture attributable to the fact that as much as it has a population of 38,000, only 5,000 are locals. The event is in Monaco; it has only produced four F1 drivers since the beginning; Andre Testut, Olivier Beretta, Charles Leclerc, and Louis Chiron. Louis bagged the 1931 non-Championship Monaco Grand Prix and is the holder of the oldest driver to enter Formula 1 record. There is evidence of a growing interest in the Race by Monegasque drivers.

Monaco Grand Prix

  • Track

The Monaco Grand Prix has the shortest path of 3.340 kilometers long. Out of all the tracks on the F1 calendar, it is by far the quickest of them all. However, it makes up for the distance by laps. The number of laps in the circuit is 78.

  • Triple Crown

The Monaco Grand Prix is part of the “Tripple Crown” of motorsports. The other events include Indianapolis 500 and 24*7 Hours of LeMans. Only one driver, Graham Hill, got through the Triple Crown. FernandoAlonso won the Monaco GrandPrix twice and has intentions to race for Toyota in the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was unsuccessful in his attempt at Indianapolis 500.

  • Safety Rails

Prior arrangements for the Grand Prix involve erecting 33 kilometers of safety rails. They also put Three thousand six hundred tires in place for tire barriers as well as a wire fencing perimeter of 20,000 square meters. They do it every year.

  • Practice Day

Unlike others in the Triple Crown, Monaco holds the practice on Thursday before the event instead of Friday. It allows for the streets to open up on Friday for normal functioning.

Catch the Formula One Monaco GrandPrix on a yacht the next time you have a chance to go. Monaco GrandPrix Yacht Rental are available for bookings in advance to secure your spot beforehand.