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Grand Prix 2017 Calendar

The calendar for this year has now been published. The race at Hockenheim in Germany has been dropped this year so there are 20 dates for 2017.  See the 2017 calendar on the right.

New rule changes include:
Wider tyres and wider cars, tyres can now be 20% wider and the cars can be unto 2 metres wide.
Longer, pointier noses that can now be 20cm longer. Other changes have been made to the regulations for bargeboards, lower rear wings and the rear diffuser.




2016 F1 Grand Prix

australian_f1_gp_melbourneGet ready for the start of the 2016 season which starts in a few says in Melbourne Australia.  Rolex is the title sponsor for the Austrailian Grand Prix in 2016 and this is their 4th year.

For the 2016 season rules have changed and now engines with be producing 1,000bhp or more, the exhaust systems have been revised so we can expect more noise this year.

There will be new limits on radio communications so the drivers will not get as much information from the engineers. There will also be a changing in the qualifying process, so let see how this works.

With 21 races this season it all looks to be very exciting and it all kicks off in a few days.  You can see the full 2016 race calendar on the right of this page.

Monaco Hospitality Redefines Fine Living and Dining

Monaco grand prix viewingMonaco has a rating of being the most glamorous city in the world and for a good reason. Monaco offers you the essence of good living and its wide array of sights mean you will have something to enjoy whatever your lifestyle.

Why Monaco Really?

First things first, why would you want to visit this city in the first place. Let’s see, probably due to the prestigious Grand Prix that takes place in May 2015 or maybe just to drink in the sights including the magnificent Princes Palace.

Alternatively, maybe you just want to ogle at the magnificent architecture and supercars that litter the streets. Truth be told, there is just everything for everyone and you can bet you will find yourself returning to this principality.

The Essence of Hospitality

With glamour comes perfection and exquisiteness; this is exactly what you get every time you visit Monaco. For instance, if you are visiting to watch the Grand Prix there are many ways for you to sample the best of what this classical city has to offer. Take a glimpse:

VIP Monaco Grand Prix Viewing

Well, if fast cars are your thing, then you are in for a treat because you will watch them from an exclusive spot as you savor the harbor and dine like royalty. You can grab the best balcony viewing in a five star hotel such as the Fairmont or the beautiful Beau Rivage building.

What in the world would you not give to get a view of the exit on the first turn as drivers start getting serious on the track? There are multiple locations offering this package from penthouses to hotels and you will surely have fond memories of this great event.

Yacht Hospitality

If you have never been on a yacht, why not try it once and treat yourself like royalty? You will not only enjoy the coolness of the sea but you also get full breakfast, premium drinks, lunch, service from professional caters, after race parties in VIP spots and much more.

As they say these days, you only live once so live well. Treat yourself and savor the best the city has to offer on water. You will always remember the moment.

Paddock Club

There is no other viewing spot that offers you over-the-top enjoyment during the race than the paddock club. This exclusive viewing gives you more than just the cars.

For instance, you get access to support paddocks, breakfast, afternoon tea, gourmet buffet lunch, a breathtaking view of the harbor, open bar with premium champagne and other drinks, VIP access to restricted areas, access to team lounges and much more. The fun is unlimited and the service makes you feel special; which you are.

Hotel Hospitality

No great city can claim that title unless it offers the best hotel dining and accommodation. In Monaco, you will enjoy the ultimate hotel hospitality from world renowned hotels including Hermitage, Hotel de Paris, Fairmont, Columbus, Le Meridien Beach Plaza, and Monte Carlo Bay among others.

What will you enjoy? To say these hotels offer amazing packages would be an understatement; just think the kind of place George Clooney and Brad Pitt patronize and you will appreciate what you will get.

You will get buffet breakfast, Jacuzzi, outside decks facing the Mediterranean, room service, mini bar in your room, swimming pool, en-suite bathrooms to mention just a few of the benefits on offer.

Indeed, you cannot say you have really explored the principality without enjoying its hotel hospitality. The best part is; there are flexible dining and accommodation packages for you to choose from.

Much More

There is much more this great city has to offer from the supercar rentals to the Monte Carlo casino, which is the best in the world. What’s more, the race after parties are just exquisite and you will rub shoulders with who-is-who in the racing and entertainment world.

What about the nightlife? It will give you a justification to extend your stay here. Do you want to be treated like royalty? Start planning where you are going to buy your Monaco Grand Prix tickets and hospitality now.

Living Large at the Up and coming US Grand Prix

The new Formula One race track “Circuit of the Americas” in Austin was first opened in 2012 with the hosting of the US Grand Prix. Since then, the marking of the event has been by a growing plethora of celebratory events and glamorous parties thrown for the enthusiasts thronging to the US Grand Prix.

Since its beginning in March in Melbourne Australia, the US Grand Prix in Austin will be the 17th stop for the annual world-wide tour. It is scheduled to go from October 31st to November 2nd, conveniently merged with Halloween festivities. If you are planning to join the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) this year, here are some interesting facts to note:

All You Need To Know

The CoTA comes with a number of packages – grandstand promotions, turn tickets covering the best viewing points of the track (turns 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 15) and skybox deals. You can even get a multi-turn deal to score different views of the track on different days.

Members of the widely known and exclusive Formula One Paddock Club can get a package, which gives you a place within the balcony overlooking the pit lane. From your vantage point, you will get to see racers begin the race. The package also includes a tour of the pit lane and front seats to interviews of F1 legends.

Should you get tired of the engine sounds, the package also includes access to a wine and champagne bar where you can dine in luxury, amid music and multi-screen coverage of the best views within the circuit.

Things to Do

Have a one-on-one interaction with the FI drivers at the Fans Forum, which will be held on October 29th at the scenic Gibson Showroom. You can get autographs from current and former F1 legends. If your package includes it, there is a Thursday night party on the eve of the premier races, which includes a breathtaking view of the CoTA track. Singer and songwriter Edwin McCain will be live on stage, and revelers can enjoy gourmet food and an open bar. Andretti will also make a special appearance.

On Friday, there will be a luncheon christened Lunch with a Legend, and this one will host the iconic racer Emerson Fittipaldi. Freely help yourself to wine, beer and champagne, and thereafter participate in a Q&A session with the 1972, 1974 world champion.

This year’s CoTA Fan Fest will be the third, and it will witness performances and shows from De La Soul, the Texas Tornadoes and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. The free-for-all music festival will be held in downtown Austin and will carry on for the duration of the three-day Grand Prix. There will also be racing games, food trucks, rides, exhibits and a variety of activities for kids at the Republic Square Park and Warehouse District.

Mingle with the drivers and models at My Yacht Club’s two-night signature nightclub party on October 31st and November 1st. The event will be arranged in the same manner as other renowned luxury yacht parties in Cannes, Singapore and London, hosted by My Yacht Club. Halloween night will be costume night, in which revelers will compete for the best-dressed award. The winner gets a 24k-gold-leaf-wrapped Methusalem Champagne (six litres, worth $20,000).

Where to Stay

There are many luxurious options for enthusiasts to stay during the festival. The Hilton Austin will be highlighting a McLaren in its lobby, with drink specials at the bar and restaurant all weekend.

You can also opt for Austin’s Four Seasons Hotel, which features a unique Congressional Suite, complete with a wet bar and a looping terrace with a view of the Lady Bird Lake –perfect to keep the party mood going long after the wheels on the track have stopped turning.

The four-star Driskill Hotel also has the Cattle Baron Suite, which makes for a prime retreat spot, with stately hardwood floors and a marble fireplace as well as flamboyant detailing and cowhide accents, all merged to give the perfect Hill Country experience.

2017 Race Calendar

26 March Australia
9 April China
16 April Bahrain
30 April Russia
14 May Spain
28 May Monaco
11 June Canada
25 June Azerbaijan
9 July Austria
16 July Britain
30 July Hungary
27 August Belgium
3 September Italy
17 September Singapore
1 October Malaysia
8 October Japan
22 October USA
29 October Mexico
12 November Brazil
26 November Abu Dhabi
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