This year saw not only the Monaco Grand Prix, but also the Historic Grand Prix just two weeks before. The vintage cars and historic F1 were racing in Monaco for 4 days. It’s doesn’t get more exclusive than millionaires driving million dollars cars, in a billionaire town surrounded by superyachts.
The spectators had the opportunity to watch the old F1 of revered racing driver Nikki Lauda and James Hunt, in live action. While Monaco is’t the fastest track in the season, it is one of the most technical. With multiple short turns and short straight lines the track saw multiple crashes.
The Monaco GP also saw it’s share of crashes, notably with Verstappen, repeating it’s 2016 mistake. The young driver crashed at the exact same spot as he did in the past. Yet it’s hard to judge from our couches, when the drivers put their wheels millimeters away from the barriers at absolutely insane speed. Ricardo won the GP, a well deserved victory after crushing the qualifications.
On a different note, another attraction in Monaco, of course, remains the yacht, and the GP saw quite a few of them. As one of the highlights of the Mediterranean season, the Monaco GP attracts some of the largest yachts in the world. Sailing Yacht A was spotted just a few miles from Monaco. In the Harbor during the Historic Grand Prix were Lady Moura, one of the residents, Symphony, owned by LVMH CEO and Dilbar, the largest yacht in the world. Madame Gu also attended the historic GP, with her blue Van Dutch tender. The Monaco GP saw Lionheart, the largest Benetti Yacht, and Legend in the harbour. Ona the 110m ex:Dilbar was also in town as well as the 74m Lurssen Global. Plenty of these yachts were in the harbour, also including some very interesting yachts for sale.
Lush a well travelled Oyster, having completed her circumnavigation was also attending the Grand Prix. Built by Oyster Yachts, for Eddie Jordan, she is one of the most prestigious sailing yachts afloat today.