With so many Grand Prix happening in exciting destinations, Formula 1 and travel go together perfectly. Here we give the rundown on five of our favorites:
Monaco Grand Prix, May 26 – 30, 2016
Course: Considered the slowest and most difficult track in the grand prix circuit, Le Circuit de Monaco winds its way through the narrow streets of the city, going through a tunnel, and changing elevation. The challenges are many, and the prestige of winning is huge.
Destination: The capital city of the tiny principality of Monte Carlo, Monaco is one of those places you really have to experience in your lifetime. Warm, glamorous, and very wealthy, this destination offers a very classy Formula 1 experience.
Why go: The Monaco Grand Prix is full of old-school charm, and attended by movie stars and European royalty. It is a classic event and one that our guests always have a blast at.
Italian Grand Prix, September 2 – 5, 2016
Course: The Grand Prix track at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is particularly fast and tricky, with its high-speed curve (the Curva Granda) generally taken at top speed. In fact, most of this track is done at full-throttle, making the Italian Grand Prix a very exciting race indeed. Located in the beautiful Royal Park of Monza, this race happens in a spectacular setting.
Destination: The historic city of Monza has its charms, but it is just a short distance from stunning Lake Como, and only 30 minutes from Milan. If you want to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Italy, then you’re in luck when attending this race.
Why go: Italian racing fans are incredibly passionate, and the atmosphere at Monza is excellent. The race is always fast and thrilling, and definitely one for the Formula 1 fan’s bucket-list.
United States Grand Prix, October 20 – 24, 2016
Course: Austin’s Circuit of the Americas was the first purpose built F1 racetrack in the US. Completed in 2012, it is a state-of-the-art facility and offers a tough course. Drivers enjoy the sweeping fast sections, the tight corners, and the way these features test their skill level with every lap.
Destination: Austin has a cool vibe, great music scene, amazing food, and lots of great stuff to do while you’re there. There’s excellent golf, decadent spas, and beautiful places to stay.
Why go: The atmosphere at a Formula 1 event in the US is more laid back and every time we’ve attended this event it has been a lot of fun (and our guests love it).
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, November 24 -28, 2016
Course: The Yas Marina Circuit has 21 corners that take drivers around the coastline of Yas Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Drivers wind their way around sand dunes, long straights, and some seriously tight corners.
Destination: Abu Dhabi offers untold levels of luxury, a rich culture, fabulous new world–class art museums, incredible dining, and lots of ways to entertain yourself when you’re not watching the race. You can shop for designer duds, or visit the local camel market – the contrasts between old and new in Abu Dhabi are fascinating.
Why go: At this race, everyone who attends is treated like a VIP, and it truly is a crazy cool destination to visit.
If you’re ready to cross one of these fantastic F1 events off your bucket-list, get in touch so that we can start planning an itinerary that takes care of all your needs and desires. Whether you want to go to Monza, Monaco, or any other F1 event, we will get you there in style.