14 December 2018 14:37
We offer our advice based on the type of view you prefer
The Monaco Grand Prix has long been the jewel in the crown of Formula 1, having already been run 77 times since its inception in 1929. The undeniable glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo has long attracted people from all walks of life, including fans, celebrities, and royalty.
Crammed into the city streets, the current track is narrow and challenging with no room for error. The race is a battle of the mind, as the level of concentration required to navigate the circuit quickly, between two walls constantly closing in on you, is exhausting. Grandstands are located wherever they can fit them in, and offer many different views close to the action.
Here, we outline some top picks to make these choices easier for you:
Grandstand K sits between the treeline and circuit, looking directly on to the track, and on to the yachts.
As the largest grandstand at the circuit, this stand offers a range of different views. Section 1 on the left of the stand offers a view from the Nouvelle Chicane, through Tabac and towards Piscine. Section 6 on the right offers' views from Tabac and into Piscine, whilst the whole stand offers the iconic view of the famous Monaco harbour. Seats start from £491 for the Sunday.
Grandstand T (pictured to the left of the image, parallel to the track) offers views onto the circuit, and high rows into the pit lane.
Grandstand T high has an amazing, but badly kept secret. Not only can you see cars exiting Piscine and making their way to Rascasse, but the top rows can also see over the buildings in front, and into the pit lane. Seats start from £541 for the Sunday.
Grandstand B overlooks Casino Square, with views of Massonet and Casino corners.
The famous Casino Square is one of the most famous views of Monaco. From this grandstand you can see cars exiting Massenet, going through Casino square towards Mirabeau, as well as the Casino and Café de Paris. Often the first Grandstand to sell out, Sunday prices start at £639.
The Rocher hillside looks down on to the circuit from the walls of the castle.
The Rocher General Admission areas are on the hillside overlooking the circuit, closest to La Rascasse and Antony Noghes corners. This is a popular area, with thousands of people looking down on to the circuit. Sunday prices start at £99.
Monaco retains its usual slot, running from the 24th-26th May. Tickets are available for single days or full event, with discounts available for children aged 6-15 years old. Please note that unlike other races, Formula 1 cars are only on track Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, as Friday is reserved for sponsorship and fundraising events in the city.