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10 Facts to Know about Monte-Carlo Country Club and other Monaco news

Monte-Carlo Country Club has long and interesting history. Now that the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters are in the spotlight it’s time to take a look at it and as well as other Monaco news.

Tennis in Monte Carlo: 10 Facts to Know about Monte-Carlo Country Club

The modern Monte-Carlo Country Club was originally named “Lawn Tennis de Monte-Carlo”; it was located just behind the Hôtel de Paris and managed by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) being considered an international tennis “hub” since those times addressed both men’s and women’s tournaments (date of the foundation: 2nd April 1893).

Leclerc Targets Shanghai After Driver of the Day Performance in Tokyo


What has happened to Charles Leclerc! The Tokyo Grand Prix is the second in a row he has reversed the pattern of his style of race weekend. Typically, he is the “Qualifier” to be feared, a shoe-in for a top position on the grid. If not on pole, we expect to see Charles on the grid at the start, but often he captures pole. 

In Tokyo Qualifying he limped in eighth giving himself the almost impossible task of reining in World Champion Max Verstappen and the Dutchman’s partner Red Bull’s Sergio Perez.

World Record Odyssey? A Swiss Athlete Swims to Monaco

World Record Odyssey? A Swiss Athlete Swims to Monaco
Photo by Johanna Steppan on Unsplash

In a bid to spotlight marine preservation, a Swiss aquanaut is poised to embark on an unprecedented aquatic endeavor: swimming from Calvi to Monaco over three consecutive days without setting foot on land.

Noam Yaron’s aquatic journey defies convention, tracing back to his days as a judo enthusiast. Battling opponents larger and older, he faced a pivotal moment when his physician intervened, urging him to choose between rowing and swimming. Opting for the latter, the 27-year-old now shares his aquatic exploits and ecological convictions across social media platforms.

A solid AS Monaco dominate Rennes to move back on to the podium!

The famous arches of Stade Louis-II

First more effective in the first half to make the difference thanks to Maghnes Akliouche, the Rouge et Blanc then managed to finally win against Stade Rennais (1-0) and at the same time get back on to the podium.

This result does us (a lot) of good! Under pressure after wins by Lille and Brest, the AS Monaco players responded against Rennes, to obtain their first victory at the Stade Louis-II since December 3 (1-0). These three points allow us to believe a little more in a return to the Champions League next season.

First McLaren ever owned by Häkkinen Unveiled at Multi-Million Euro Monaco Auction

First McLaren ever owned by Häkkinen Unveiled at Monaco Auction
Photo by Nikolay Tchaouchev on Unsplash

Bonhams|Cars will present Mika Häkkinen’s 2013 McLaren P1 Coupé Validation Prototype 3 (VP3) offered directly from the two-time Formula 1 World Champion and McLaren Brand Ambassador at The Monaco Sale ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’.

One of only seven ‘VP’ (Validation Prototype) cars built, this example, VP3, was the lead car in the project’s durability testing programme, and is the only VP to ever be offered at auction. McLaren created a special booklet for each prototype car, outlining their importance in the project and giving owners more background on the testing that they were involved with. Its accompanying booklet, including the test notes, is a fundamental part of this prototype’s history.

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