Circuit de Monaco: why people want to get in?

Circuit de Monaco
Photo by  Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

Why do you have to go to the Monaco Grand Prix?

On the eve of the start of the sale of tickets for the Monaco Grand Prix, I remember the colourful stage of the Monte Carlo Rally. What is the beauty of Monaco? Why do so many people go there every year? Those who have been there at least once and remember them as brightly as their first love. What is so special about the Circuit de Monaco?I had to interview experts from the world of motorsport, those who felt the atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix with numerous events and interesting people who visited the legendary circuit. 

Zoran Zivkov, journalist and editor-in-chief of TopSpeed magazine. He is a regular at the Circuit de Monaco, but his first visit remembers as if it had been yesterday.

My first F1 race in Monte Carlo was in 1997 (as journalist). I missed some because of the war in Serbia, but since 2001 I am a regular there, although this is not an event in which a journalist can lot of work to do, mainly hereby convene interviews for other races or do some interview with F1 legends or team bosses. Active F1 drivers are usually very busy on that weekend. The whole event has a special atmosphere (Côte d’Azur – the French Riviera, yachts, Casino, style, luxury brands, glamour).

Circuit de Monaco
Photo by Leonid Novozhilov, “Formulasport.pro”

Leonid Novozhilov, head of the Russian Formula 1 travel company “Formulasport.pro”. pro.” He is seen among the celebrities at the Monaco Grand Prix.

It’s like a drug. Bewitches. Attracts…To go along the trajectory of F1’s racetrack — is the bare minimum necessary

1. Everyone can say something about the atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix, but everyone describes it in their own way.  

“What do you remember about the Circuit de Monaco”? Ask the drivers of different race series about it and they will say one thing: “Atmosphere.” Everyone has their own thoughts about the Grand Prix, a unique experience. Everyone has his memory and his emotions, but very bright. Why?

Circuit de Monaco
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It appeared on the original calendar in 1950 and has been a permanent fixture from 1955 to the present day. One of three major motorsports races – Monaco GP, 24 Hours Le Mans and Indy 500. Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

It is clear that it is not just about the track.

2. People are part of the atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix.

It has become clear that people are driving these races. It is not just about the track.

Circuit de Monaco
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Admit it, you want to know who you’ve heard on BBC radio, who’s seen in films or who’s part of the Formula One world.

Matteo Bonciani. You always saw him on TV, when first top’s three drivers were finishing he accompanies them by the hand to the podium and then to a press conference. Leonid Novozhilov, “Formulasport.pro”

Dates, always the end of May, the second week of the Cannes film festival, so that means a lot of celebrities as guests  Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

3.  Every part of Monaco is a part of motorsport that you want to touch. 

I’ve never seen anything like it, but it’s all connected, every street, every tree, everything in Monaco is in its place. 

Circuit de Monaco
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You do not want something to be changed or reordered, when you are here, because it is full of spirit, filled with the passion and smell of sports cars.

Circuit de Monaco
Leonid Novozhilov, “Formulasport.pro”


What kind of emotions you can feel when touching Monaco Grand Prix’s cups, which just had been in hands of the winner?! It seems unreal! Incredible! For a moment you can’t believe, that it happens to you.
  Leonid Novozhilov, “Formulasport.pro”.

Circuit de Monaco
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All of this was connected bit by bit with the great motorsport world.

The fantastic transformation from the racetrack to the street with cafes and vice-versa, because sometimes I think how could be able to clean and wash track so impressive that in the morning there is no any sign of the party, not even few confetti. Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

Circuit de Monaco
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4. To be at the Circuit de Monaco – means to be a part of Formula 1. 

You can say what you want, it is expensive, prestigious, glamorous, but all this has nothing to do with the fact, that Monaco is not only expensive, but also sporty. Circuit de Monaco is a small world of great motorsport, expensive and not very much, it is a kingdom of automobile’s beauty in the past and in the future.

But the main impression is a fantastic organization, from first to very last moment of Grand Prix weekend. Fans are is somehow the closest track and then those same drivers can meet later in the city or some other celebrities Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

Circuit de Monaco
Photo by Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

You, he, she, we would all like to go there. I’m not going to advertise the Circuit de Monaco or encourage you to buy tickets, no. You can touch the world of motorsport, where the spirit of speed runs through the streets. It could be done without much action or money.

The city (in May) – is warm, beautiful (cold at night), fashionable, and at the same time there you can spend time without a lot of money.  Leonid Novozhilov, “Formulasport.pro”.

If you are interested in how to do it, we will ask Leonid’s secret in the next article: Would you go to the Circuit de Monaco?

Circuit de Monaco
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A unique event in F1 calendar  Zoran Zivkov, “TopSpeed”

Formula 1 Monaco GP radio messages. Top 3 text version. 

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