The Monaco Grand Prix 2017
On Sunday 28th May 2017, the 75th edition of the Monaco Grand Prix dazzled onlooking spectators in the luxury real estate around the streets of the Principality. Under the intense heat of the Mediterranean sun, the biggest names in the world of motorsports battled it out to clinch the central spot on the podium. Following a practice day on Thursday 25th May on the notoriously treacherous Grand Prix circuit, and various races from GP2 and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the F1 competition began in earnest when participating sportsmen trialled against the clock on Saturday 27th May, competing for pole position.
The Final Results
While Kimi Raikkonen secured the fastest lap in qualifying on Saturday, it was his Ferrari teammate, Sebastian Vettel, who clinched the title. Fans’ favourite and local boy, Lewis Hamilton, had a disappointing day at qualifying, but his ascension throughout the ranks made for gripping entertainment.
The results finished:
- Sebastian Vettel
- Kimi Raikkonen
- Daniel Ricciardo
- Valtteri Bottas
- Max Verstappen
- Carlos Sainz Jnr
- Lewis Hamilton
- Romain Grosjean
- Felipe Massa
- Kevin Magnussen
- Jolyon Palmer
- Esteban Ocon
- Sergio Perez
Lance Stroll, Daniil Kvyat, Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg all retired throughout the race, while Stoffen Vandoorne, Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein crashed.
On the win, Vettel commented: “[It is] somehow unbelievable. If you think of all the F1 aces that have won here several times, it makes you very proud. It is a fantastic moment for me and the team – something very special. Now let’s see that we can keep up the momentum.”
About the Monaco Grand Prix
The 2017 Monaco Grand Prix attracted crowds of 200,000 spectators, with millions more watching live via their television sets. Unique in its format, with the circuit meandering throughout the small Principality of Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix is a rare motoring event that is highly anticipated by racing enthusiasts.
Thousands of spectators take to the balconies of real estate in Monaco to catch a glimpse of the action. Hotels, Like the Fairmont Hotel, teem with discerning spectators who combine their sporting interest with pleasure, for a truly memorable occasion.
The world’s greatest drivers – Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel and Max Verstappen – and a host of other household names, complete 78 laps, driving at average speeds of up to 155km/h around hair-raising bends and through ear-splitting tunnels.
A multitude of events over the four days ensures a lively atmosphere across the entirety of the Principality, with bars and restaurants welcoming an elite clientele for the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix. In particular, the Amber Lounge and Sunset are especially popular locations for after-party fun, with sets from internationally renowned DJs and many famous faces.
The History of the Monaco Grand Prix
The Automobile Club de Monaco began a historic and passionate relationship between the Principality and motorsport that dates back to 1890. In 1911, the inaugural Rallye de Monte Carlo took place. Monaco soon became renowned across the world as a haven for motor racing with the arrival of the Monaco Grand Prix eighteen years later. Ever since, the finest drivers in Formula 1’s countless generations have graced the hallowed track among the lavish port, casinos and luxury real estate of Monaco.
Watch David Coulthard, Mark Weber, Steve Jones and Eddie Jordan speak to His Serene Highness Albert II and Princesse Charlene ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix 2017. This insightful video exemplifies the glamour of the Principality of Monaco and the race itself.
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