Circuit de Monaco — The Monaco Grand Prix is the classic F1 Championship and is run through the streets of Monte Carlo, the capital of the Principality of Monaco. By many, the Monaco Grand Prix is called the jewel in the crown of the annual F1 Championships.
Although considered to be one of the slowest tracks in the annual F1 Championship race, Monaco is one of the most spectacular races of the season and that’s what keeps spectators coming back year after year. The narrow track winds around the city, past the spectacular casino square, through the tunnel straight-away and then around the harbour.
The Monaco Grand Prix has a colourful beginning as well. Having grown out of a rivalry between two famous seaside towns, Nice and Monte Carlo. Nice, every year, had the carnival, which attracted the rich and famous. Monte Carlo also wanted an event that would attract visitors and started organising a car rally, which later became the Monte Carlo Rallye and later attracted the F1 Grand Prix. Now the annual F1 race is the premier event, attracting spectators from all over the world.
Location — The sovereign and independent state, the Principality of Monaco, lies on the southern coast of France, with the French Riviera on the west and the Italian Riviera on the east, with the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Opened — 1929
Address — 23 Boulevard Albert 1er, BP 464, 98012 Monaco
Major Events — Formula One Grand Prix Monaco, GP2, Euro F3
Circuit Length — 3,34 km
Spectator Capacity — around 120.000
Directions — # By car : Monte Carlo can be easily reached by car using the A8 motorway, which connects directly to the whole network of European motorway systems. It is easy to reach Monaco from Nice (17kms/10mi), Cannes (50kms/31mi) or even Italy (Genoa is 174km/109mi away).
# By train : The Monaco-Monte Carlo (SNCF) railway station is a stop for many international trains. There are numerous railway connections to all the cities on the Côte d’Azur, from Cannes to Menton. The train to Nice takes only 20 minutes.
Air Connections : The nearest international airport is Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, which is located 37kms (23mi) away from Monaco.