MONACO GRAND PRIX 2016: ONLY THE DRIVERS ARE CLOSER
When one thinks of Monaco, two things tend to come to mind: super yachts, and the Grand Prix.
That these two worlds are inextricably linked becomes no more obvious than during those few days in the Grand Prix calendar when thousands descend upon the Principality to watch incredible cars race through the narrow and winding streets, making it one of the most exciting, and demanding, races out of all the circuits.
No other Grand Prix circuit evokes such feelings of glamour and luxury, two words most often used to describe the yachting industry. Since 1929, drivers have been roaring along the streets of Monaco, with winning often viewed as a pinnacle of any race driver’s career, such is the common view held that there is something truly magical about this circuit.
For this special occasion, Princess Yachts Monaco took full advantage of their position on the track, where the race was enjoyed from both the commentary on the large screen in their stunning meeting room, to watching the cars fly past right outside the doors. With a view of both the race and the stunning yachts lining the harbour, it is arguably one of the best views.
With heavy rain threatening a slow race behind the safety car, it was Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who managed to master the variable conditions, winning what ended up being a very thrilling Monaco Grand Prix.
The reigning champion drove superbly to take the chequered flag, having started in third position on the grid. Pole-sitter Daniel Ricciardo finished second in his Red Bull, with a poor pit stop proving costly, while Force India’s Sergio Perez produced an impressive drive to take third.