7th April 2015

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco during the Formula One period

Lewis Hamilton’s lights to flag victory at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne marked the start of the 2015 Formula One season. For many Grand Prix fans however, the season does not truly begin until the Formula One roadshow returns to Europe for the always highly anticipated Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May.

A highlight of both the social and sporting calendars, the rich and famous flock to the small principality to rub shoulders with the best and fastest drivers on the planet.

A choice of airports

Private jet charters are available to both Nice Côte d’Azur, the closest private jet airport to Monaco, and Cannes airports. On landing at Nice airport, a short 10 minute helicopter flight will have you in the centre of the action in Monte Carlo.

Bespoke Air Charter understands there is no better way to arrive at the Monaco Grand Prix than by private jet. The entire weekend is a celebration of all the glitz, glamour, adrenaline and high fashion that is at the heart of both Formula One and the principality of Monaco.

A historic race

The grand prix street circuit in Monaco is one of the most challenging and exciting race circuits that the drivers will face all year. Run since 1929, the narrow course has remained unchanged in over 80 years of racing.

The circuit features many tight corners and elevation changes, good mechanical grip and aerodynamics are vital for a car to be competitive.

In the 1960s Graham Hill won the race five times and became known as the King of Monaco. Victories at the tight, twisting fast circuit has always been dominated by the very best drivers in the sport.

From 1984 to 1993 only two drivers won the race, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, arguably two of the greatest drivers ever of any era. During the course of his career, seven time world champion, Michael Schumacher, would equal Graham Hill’s record of five victories.

Make a weekend of it

The Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is the most popular race of the season and for good reason. Whether you choose to watch the racing from a rooftop bar, an apartment overlooking the start-finish straight, or from a luxury yacht moored in the harbour, you will experience the very best that Formula One has to offer.