More than the hardest Formula 1 motors World Championship, the Monaco Grand Prix is also the most challenging racing event of the sports calendar. Competing in the streets of the Principality of Monaco, the Teams will ride in streets with tight corners, tunnel and elevation changes. This trendy and prestigious event gathers Luxury, Glamour, and Adrenaline for an entertaining weekend in The Principality of Monaco. The 77th edition of this exciting race will go from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th of May 2019. To make the most out of this weekend, here is an Essential Guide full of tips and information that will upgrade your stay on the French Riviera during Monaco’s most widely expected event of the year.
Teams & drivers competing:
Alfa Romeo : Kimi Raïkkönen & Antonio Giovinazzi
McLaren : Carlos Sainz & Lando Norris
Red Bull Racing : Max Vestappen & Pierre Gasly
Williams : Robert Kubica & George Russel
Renault : Nico Hulkenberg & Daniel Ricciardo
Toro Rosso : Daniil Kvyat & Alexander Albon
Racing Point : Sergio Perrez & Lance Stroll
Haas : Romain Grosjean & Kevin Magnussen
Mercedes : Lewis Hamilton & Valtteri Botas
Ferrari : Sebastien Vettel & Charles Leclerc
- Formula Renault Eurocup – Practice Session – 8:00 – 8:50am
- FIA Formula 2 – First Practice Session – 9:15 – 10am
- Formula 1 – First Practice Session – 11:00 – 12:30pm
- FIA Formula 2 – Qualifying (Group A) – 1:20 – 1:36pm
- FIA Formula 2 – Qualifying (Group B) – 1:44 – 2:00pm
- Formula 1 – Second Practice Session – 3:00 – 4:30pm
- Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Practice Session – 5:30 – 6:15pm
- Formula Renault Eurocup – Qualifying Session A – 7:55 – 8:25am
- Formula Renault Eurocup – Qualifying Session B – 8:33 – 9:03am
- Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Qualifying Session – 10:00 – 10:30am
- FIA Formula 2 – First Race (42 Laps or 60 mins) – 11:30 -12:35 pm
- Formula Renault Eurocup – First Race (30 mins + 1 Lap) – 10:15 – 10:50am
- Formula 1 – Third Practice Session – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
- Formula 1 – Qualifying Session – 3:00 – 4:00pm
- FIA Formula 2 – Second Race (30 Laps or 45 mins) – 5:15 – 6:05pm
- Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – Race (16 Laps or 30 mins) – 10:30 – 11:05am
- Formula Renault Eurocup – Second Race (30mins + 1 Lap) – 12:00 – 12:35pm
- Formula 1 – Grand Prix (78 Laps or 120 mins) – 3:10 – 5:10pm
Where to watch the races from?
From your Private Terrace, you will be able to watch 80% of the race with a unique view on the circuit.
Enjoy the race another way, from a Yacht: few steps away from the circuit, smell the scent of the fast-spinning tires burning, feel the vibrations and hear the unique sound of the Formula 1 motors.
You can also watch the race from the Paddock Lounge at Hotel L’Hermitage, with a beautiful view on Port Hercule and Beaurivage Hill
Contact us to find out more about our Monaco GP Packages 2019.
Where to eat
After a day full of adrenaline, it isn’t over yet and you either need a break in a quiet place or keep on living the craziness of the Monte Carlo GP weekend. These restaurants are the perfect places to take a break or fully experience the French Riviera Lifestyle: excellent service to serve tantalizing food and different specialties to please everyone, find the list below.
The unmissable Coya Restaurant, for a festive ambiance and incredible peruvian food with an asian twist. This place is known for its beautiful view on the sea, craft cocktails and food that leaves you speechless.
Buddha Bar is for asian food lovers, Thai, Chinese and Japanese flavours, with a unique and experimental cocktail collection as well as an amazing wine and sake list. A cosy ambiance for a quiet dinner before your wild night out.
Chinese fine dining restaurant in Monte Carlo. Song Qi serves delicious sushi and chinese dishes made with love by the michelin starred chef, Alan Yau, in a delicate and asian inspired setting.
Sumosan / Crazy Fish
These two Twiga restaurants located in an incredible building, facing the sea, offer different specialities: Sumosan serves italian/asian inspired dishes, while, at Crazy Fish, seafood is the protagonist ingredient and fish are caught daily. Both venues are known for their excellent cuisine. It’s up to you now!
Glamorous venue for italian food lovers. Famous italian dishes served with smiles and kindness in a Luxury Yacht ambiance. Experience La Dolce Vita at Cipriani in Monte Carlo.
Quality and Freshness are the keywords of this venue. This world- renowned seafood restaurant is full of treasures from the Mediterranean sea, caught just for you. Experience the French Riviera lifestyle at La Marée, enjoying salty oysters with a glass of their incredible wine selection.
A venue not to be missed for party and food lovers where you begin the evening slowly at the piano bar and you can dance on the DJ beats until 3am. Why would you need to choose between both while you can have it all at Sass Café! The place serving medieterranean food has just seen itself fully refurbished this winter. Come discover the new Sass Cafe during your Monaco GP weekend!
A magnificent view to the sea, an outdoor restaurant (La Veranda) and a seasonal menu with fresh ingredients for mediterrnean inspired dishes. These are all the elements that create the exceptional ambiance of Avenue 31 in Monaco.
Where to Party during your Monaco GP Weekend?
As this exciting weekend is not only about racing, but also about partying and enjoying the French Riviera Jet Set Lifestyle, here are the most outstanding clubs and parties to attend.
Since 2003, Amber Lounge is the place to mingle with the F1 drivers at the GP After Party, but it has more to offer as you can support a good cause while being part of an exclusive fashion show and live mind-blowing experiences by attending the themed parties of the Monaco GP weekend, see the program below.
U*NITE ARCTIC Charity Fashion Show & Fashion After Party – Sigma Dj Set –
Friday 24th of May
DJ Sigala Set – Fire themed entertainment – Saturday 25th of May
Ultimate GP After Party (with F1 drivers) & Surprise Act – Sunday 26th of May
Lagoon Racing Beach Party
First edition of the Lagoon Racing Beach Party, Friday 23rd of May, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is setting a beach party next to its sandy lagoon for a magical event to start the Grand Prix weekend the right way.
Base x Cirque Le Soir Pop Up
Dubai’s leading home-grown superclub, Base, is collaborating with the international nightclub Cirque Le Soir London for a unique Pop-Up in the prestigious ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel, during the Monaco GP 2019. This collaboration leads to an explosive program not to be missed, see below:
Guy Gerber DJ Set – Thursday 23rd of May
Akon Live – Friday 24th of May
A$AP Rocky Live – Saturday 25th of May
Offset (Migos) Live – Sunday 26th of May
Twiga Monte Carlo
Don’t miss the legendary F1 Oak Party, this year, with Cathy Guetta for an amazing Cathylicious hip hop Party at Twiga, as usual. The nightclub offers an high-voltage program by hosting big dj set sessions for the Monaco GP Weekend. See the program below.
Allessandro Ristori and The Portofinos – Live and Dinner Show –
Thur. 23rd & Frid. 24th of may
DJ Magnum – Thursday 23rd of May
Cathylicious by Cathy Guetta – F1 Oak – Friday 24th
Jimmy’z Nightclub – Grand Prix Session
Once again, the legend goes on, Jimmy’z offers an amazing Grand Prix Session program by hosting fantastic parties featuring famous djs and singer such as Jason Derulo. Prestige and Fun are the watchwords of the program below.
Remy Kersten & Paul Svenson – Thursday 23rd of May
Jason Derulo & Bedouin – Friday 24th of May
Nas & DJ Cruz – Saturday 25th of May
Black Coffee & Guy Laliberté – Sunday 26th of May
Nikki Beach Monte Carlo :
The inevitable Nikki Beach, beach club and party host, as well as pool Parties and Day Time Parties and Fairmont Hotel Rooftop… This venue is one of The PLACES TO BE to party in Monte Carlo and even more during the Monaco GP weekend as it welcomes special guests, see the program GRAND PRIX CELEBRATION below:
The Avener – Thursday 23rd of May
Dj Kungs – Friday 24th of May
Jimmy Sax – Saturday 25th of May
Dj Jack.E – Sunday 26th of May
SUNSET at Le Meridien
A beach party that attracts the most eclectic International crowd in Monaco during the Grand Prix, the Sunset’s line up is not to be missed:
Alex From Tokyo – Amine K – Black Loops
Chris Stussy – Detroit Swindle – Georgio Soave
Kerri Chandler – Nico Masseyeff – Parallels
Prunk – Salome – Satori
SKY CLUB – Beaulieu Casino
Before the unmissable opening of the Sky Beach, located in the Casino of Beaulieu / Mer next to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The ephemeral nightclub SKY CLUB offers a beautiful line up to kick start the summer season, see below the program that promises a prestigious weekend :
Opening Party – Thursday 23rd of May
Erick Morillo – Friday 24th of May
L’ARC Club Paris – Saturday 25th of May
Closing Synapson Dj Set – Sunday 26th of May
Where to stay, in Monaco during the GP Weekend?
Day is over, so is the night, it’s time to relax and turn the amazing moments you’ve just experienced, into sweet dreams. To enjoy your stay in Monte Carlo during the GP weekend, here are some of the best hotels to rest, relax and get pampered in their spas.
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Beautiful blend of chic, contemporary and intemporal, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel is a little paradise with a sandy lagoon, view to the sea, a 4 hectares of garden, a Spa and a pool, the hotel is located on the peninsula for an oasis-like place to stay.
Live the authentic experience of the local, always with high standards through contemporary amenities and timeless elegance. Located between the sea and the famous Monte Carlo Casino, this resort offers all the luxury features you can hope for, stunning spa, rooftop pool and exceptional rooms.
Hotel de Paris
A mystic hotel, internationally renowned, located in a unique building, the Hotel de Paris offers an exclusive experience through the Opera Garber, the Monte Carlo Casino and the Thermes Marins.
Masterpiece of the Belle Epoque area, the hotel offers a wide collection of prestigious rooms and Suites. Exclusive private terrace jacuzzi Suites, rooms with a mind-blowing view over the sea. The hotel offers exclusive access to the hotel’s private beach club and tennis courts.
Hotel L’Hermitage offers above all, the French Riviera glamorous Lifestyle.
As it is Monte Carlo’s most widely expected event of the year, the fastest and easiest way to travel from Nice airport to your place remains the helicopter. Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Monaco are only minutes to the airport and traffic free.
As hospitality experts, we offer to take care of your entire stay in Monte Carlo: hotel reservations, dinner reservations, close protection or a private chauffeur for the night, to enjoy the Monaco GP at its best. Experience this exclusive event only worrying about who’s going to dethrone Daniel Ricciardo this year…
Contact us to find out more about our offers and organise a seamless stay for you.