Off to your first Monaco Grand Prix? Yes, this is one of the iconic racetracks and there are a lot of opinions about it. Some are pretty good while others are terrible. All in all, if you are a Formula 1 fan, you cannot miss out on the Monaco Grand Prix, even though it wouldn’t be a really nice venue to visit as your first one ever. Just like all the football fans have to visit the Wembley stadium once in their life, the fans of Formula 1 need to see this magnificent event.
However, once you see a couple of racetracks and witness Formula 1 live, the Monaco Grand Prix becomes one of the better destinations in the Formula 1 world. Here are the things that you can do to get the best out of visiting the Grand Prix
Find the View that Suits You
Finding a good place to watch the racetrack can be challenging if you are short on money. There are so many good places where you can watch the race, yet they cost a lot of money, you can pay upwards of 100,000 euros if you charter a yacht to get near the racetrack and provide you with a great view, and as little as 40 euros if you go to the La Rocher. Finding the right view is really essential here, as the track has its curves and straights and some places offer only a partial view of the track, something to have in mind.
Finding the right view should be judged by the size of your wallet and the plans you have after the Grand Prix is over.
Monaco is a Lovely City
If you came to Monaco only for the Grand Prix, you are missing out on a lot of history, lovely scenery and some really fine dining. Monaco has loads of things to see, from the Prince of Monaco’s Vintage Car Collection to the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, an event which will eventually feature the vintage cars racing again. There are plenty of sights in the city, should you with to see them.
The Logistics of the Grand Prix
Everything will be splendid in Monaco if you have a lot of money. Staying in Monaco costs a lot, even on a budget. People have found different ways of saving money while still visiting the Grand Prix. Some prefer staying in Monaco and purchasing cheaper tickets and having the convenience of being in the city. Others prefer staying in the nearby Nice and traveling to the circuit on race days. Public transport can be used and it is relatively cheap. This way, people save money to spend either on visiting sights in Monaco or on buying a better ticket for the Grand Prix.
Prepare for a Warm Day
Since the event takes place on the Mediterranean, the climate is likely to be hot, as it is almost every year. Since it is usually pretty hot, you should prepare standard sun protection in the shape of a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. There is a small chance that you might see rain, as it often comes from the sea, but that is something to hope for, while preparing yourself for a really hot day.
The Grand Prix in Monaco is a must visit for any fans of Formula 1. While it should not be your first Formula 1 race you attend in person, it should definitely make your list as it is one of the iconic racetracks, despite the diverse opinions on it.