Monaco Historic Grand Prix, May 09-10, 2020


One of the highlights every other year in the Principality of Monaco is the Monaco Historic Grand Prix races which will be held prior to the F1 Grand Prix, with practice sessions on the Saturday.

This event is a celebration of the golden age of car racing, and takes place on the famous street circuit that has hardly changed since the first race on 14 April 1929.

A series of races in 6 classes is scheduled for Pre-1947 Grand Prix cars, Pre-1961 Grand Prix cars (Front Engine), Pre-1953 Sports cars (Drum Brakes), 'Formula Junior' cars (Front Engine & Drum Brakes), Pre-1966 'Formula 1' cars (Rear Engine) and Pre-1977 'Formula 1' cars (3 litre non-supercharged).


The 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix

The Monaco Historic Grand Prix usually takes place two weeks before the Monaco Grand Prix. The cars race on the same street circuit and the racing is viewed from the very same grandstands. Not only are the grandstand prices much lower but driver and car access is also much easier; classic car enthusiasts of all eras mingle with the drivers and owners in a very relaxed fashion.

Grand Prix cars and Sports cars dating from pre 1934 to pre 1979 are organised into 6 groups. Each group will take part in two official timed practices on Saturday. The Grand Prix is on Sunday when each race will consist of 10 laps or a maximum of 30 minutes. There will be 15 laps or a maximum of 40 minutes for the F1 - 3 litre race.



Fairmont Monte Carlo

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is one of the most famous in Monaco. This 4 star superior hotel is actually on the circuit facing out to sea.

The hotel is a unique and prestigious complex offering 619 rooms and suites; each room has its private terrace overlooking the sea or flowering gardens. It provides an exceptional range of services and leisure facilities, including its own casino.

There are only a limited number of rooms with a circuit view - please ask for details.


Hotel Columbus, Monte Carlo

The Columbus Hotel - formerly owned by David Coulthard - is a contemporary high-rise hotel facing the Princess Grace Rose Garden and the Mediterranean Sea.

Columbus is located close to the heliport (6 minutes from Nice) in Fontvieille and with easy access the Place du Casino. Columbus Monaco has contemporary interiors finished in leather and marble. Guests can work out in the gym, cool off in the outdoor pool

This superb superior 3 star hotel has 181 well appointed guest rooms and offers a restaurant and cafe, Bar and Nightclub and 24 Hour Room Service. The Columbus Monte-Carlo underwent an extensive renovation program which was completed in April 2018.

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

The Novotel Monte-Carlo is situated at the heart of the principality, a short walk from the train station, the Place du Casino and the Grimaldi Forum. The hotel has 218 rooms (including 11 Junior Suites), some with stunning views over Monaco and the sea.

Take time to relax in the hammam, fitness room and outdoor pool. The restaurant opens onto the garden and offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine. A private car park is available.



You can view the Monaco Historic Grand Prix from one of the many grandstands along the circuit. Prices for weekend grandstands will be approximately £65-£70 per person.


Hospitality Options


La Rascasse

La Rascasse is an iconic part of Monaco, a renowned bar inside the last corner of the Monaco circuit which has its own corner named after it. The cars race around the perimeter of the building putting guests right in the centre of the action. Watch as the cars exit the swimming pool section and race directly towards Rascasse before going around the building just meters away.

Your reservation will be on the upper floor where there are two terraces right above the circuit. One terrace is accessible to all guests for race viewing. The second terrace is where the VIP seating is located (meaning having a premium view of the circuit from your seat)

Non VIP guests will have a reserved table with a limited view of the circuit inside the venue but you can of course still access the viewing terraces, the viewing stair case and the ground floor for race viewing. There will also be TV screens throughout the venue showing all the racing action.

Please note that there are only 4 VIP seating areas. Each "booth" consists of seating for 6 guests so in case you are a smaller party please be advised that you may have to share.

  • Access to VIP hospitality venue La Rascasse located in the famous Rascasse corner
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch buffet
  • Open bar with premium beverages including Champagne
  • Privileged race viewing position
  • Paddock access during certain times

Weekend Guide Price, per person: £859

Weekend Guide Price, per person: Weekend with premium VIP reserved terrace seating overlooking the race circuit: £1095



Shangri-La Balcony

These balconies are considered to be the best of the very many private balconies that look on to the Monte Carlo Circuit. Why? They are popular because they not only provide you with a prime view of the start finish straight but also offer exhilarating views of the whole harbour and beyond.

Race viewing includes St Devote, Tabac, Virage Massenet for Casino, the exit of the Monte Carlo Grand tunnel and the Rascasse corner. Additionally, the giant TV screen is visible from the balcony.

  • VIP daily access badge with a personalised lanyard
  • Dedicated access and viewing on the Shangri La building, providing a view of around 60% of the track
  • Coffee and pastries on arrival
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Complimentary bar with Champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the day
  • TV screens allowing you to follow the race as well as the view on the giant screen

Weekend guide price: On Request / For Groups Only



Restaurant Miramar Sundeck

Hospitality is based in the Miramar Hotel in the Condamine area of Monte Carlo.

The hospitality is informal and views include the Monte du Casino and the Virage du Tabac.

  • Access ticket on Saturday & Sunday
  • Access to the Miramar Sundeck with views of the track
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch Live Cooking
  • Drinks included: 1/2 bottle of wine, water and coffee

Guide Guide Weekend Price, per person: £329



Provisional Timetable

Saturday (20 minutes per group)

06:00am Closure of track to road traffic
07:30am - 07:50am   Race D - Formula 3, 1000 cc (1964 - 1970)
08:20am - 08:40am   Race A - Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
09:10am - 09:30am   Race B - Front engined Grand Prix cars (1947 - 1960)
10:00am - 10:20am   Race E - Rear engined Grand Prix cars (1954 - 1965)
10:50am - 11:10am   Race F - Formula 1 (1966 - 1974)
11:40am - 12:00pm   Race G - Formula 1 (1975 - 1978)
12:30pm - 12:50pm   Race H - Formula 3, 1600 cc and 2000 cc (1971 - 1984)
01:20pm - 01:50pm   Race C - Pre 1953 Sports cars
02:30pm - 02:50pm   Race D - Formula 3, 1000 cc (1964 - 1970)
03:10pm - 03:30pm   Race A - Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
03:50pm - 04:10pm   Race B - Front engined Grand Prix cars (1947 - 1960)
04:30pm - 04:50pm   Race E - Rear engined Grand Prix cars (1954 - 1965)
05:10pm - 05:30pm   Race H - Formula 3, 1600 cc and 2000 cc (1971 - 1984)
05:50pm - 06:10pm   Race F - Formula 1 (1966 - 1974)
06:30pm - 06:50pm   Race G - Formula 1 (1975 - 1978)
07:30pm Openning of track to road traffic


RACES: 10 laps or maximum 30 minutes (except for races F and G (15 laps or max 45 mn)

07:00am Closure of track to road traffic
09:30am - 10:00am   Race D - Formula 3, 1000 cc (1964 - 1970)
10:30am - 11:00am   Race A - Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
11:30pm - 12:00pm   Race B - Front engined Grand Prix cars (1947 - 1960)
12:30pm - 01:00pm   Race H - Formula 3, 1600 cc and 2000 cc (1971 - 1984)
02:00pm - 02:30pm   Race E - Rear engined Grand Prix cars (1954 - 1965)
03:00pm - 03:45pm   Race F - Formula 1 (1966 - 1974) 15 Laps or maximum 45 minutes
04:15pm - 05:00pm   Race G - Formula 1 (1975 - 1978) 15 Laps or maximum 45 minutes
05:30pm - 06:00pm   Race C - Pre 1953 Sports cars
07:00pm Opening of track to road traffic


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