By: Eric Althaus
May 19th, 2021

Formula 1 Grand Prix Monaco : A mythical event in one of the most iconic race tracks of the world

Winning the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco is the dream of every pilot, as well as being one of the slowest and hardest race tracks in the entire World Championship. Being very a very tight track and highly influenced by the weather conditions, the qualifications are determining and the overpass is almost impossible. 

Taking place from 20th to the 23rd of May 2021, the Formula 1 GP of Monaco is one of the last “circuits of men” where the talent of the pilot can still make the difference. As we can see from the results, the role model for all pilots, Ayrton Senna, won it 6 times. This astonishing event starts in 1950 and, nowadays, the stunning 3,340km track remains almost identical. 

Passed the start line, the pilot arrives at Sainte Dévote curve, place of many accidents. The track goes up until the left-right of the Casino of Monte-Carlo, in front of the Hotel de Paris, from there, goes down again to the curve of the Mirabeau. It continues down to the slowest turn of the championship : Virage Fairmont, where there is the Fairmont Hotel Monte-Carlo. The race continues down to Portier near the sea, the pilots enter in a tunnel and exit to the port, beside the Yacht Club of Monaco. The track turns left and continues alongside the section of the Swimming pool, then the stiff right turn at the level of Rascasse, followed by the curve Anthony Noghes that leads to the finish line.

In the past years, the Grand Prix of Monaco was also the home of great entertainment: fabulous events were organised sponsored by the most luxury international brands and held in the most recognised clubs of the area. Unfortunately with the rise of Covid, these events have not been organised this year and the main focus has been dedicated to the race and the pilot’s savoir faire.

McLaren M26 at Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 13-15 May 2016.

However, the Principality’s efforts to organise this event have been significant, respecting the sanitary measures and ensuring the utmost health protection for all guests, participants and workers. The following restrictions are being applied:

  1. The obligation to have a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours.
  2. Access allowed only for the yachts moored at port Hercule that have booked a mooring for the Formula One Grand Prix. The passengers allowed include the onboard crew and the maximum number of authorised passengers in navigation.
  3. The closure of port Hercule during curfew hours from 9.00 pm to 7.30 am.
  4. No catering operations, drink and food services, music can be organised. Neither in public spaces and nor on board yachts moored on Port Hercule during the event.

Althaus Luxury Yachting is proud to be a loyal partner of the internationally renowned watch brand TAG Heuer, being the Official timekeeper of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and long-standing sponsor of the Automobile Club de Monaco.

To learn more about who we are and the yachting services we provide, visit our website. Whether you have the dream to build your own yacht, experience a charming vacation on board, live thrilling emotions at number one events, or organise a party on your preferred yacht, contact us. We are pleased to assist you in realizing your yachting project!


Eric Althaus