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Prince Albert II inaugurates New Grandstand for Monaco’s Grand Prix

Formula 1’s most glamorous weekend is coming up from 24-26 May. From grandstands to viewing terraces and trackside yachts, there’s no shortage of amazing places to catch the action at the Circuit de Monaco. And now, there’s a newly revamped and exclusive viewing point for Monaco’s Grand Prix, called ‘Garage 1’.

Located at the entrance to the stands, Garage 1 was officially inaugurated by Prince Albert II on 27 April, just ahead of the Formula E. The Prince was joined by Alejandro Agag, Chairman of Formula E, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, former rally driver and current president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (the governing body of many auto racing events including Formula 1) and Michel Boeri, President of the Automobile Club of Monaco.

After 1.5 years of design and construction, Garage 1 was completely created by teams from the Automobile Club of Monaco. Offering comfort and breathtaking views of the circuit, the stand is made up of 40 modules and raised by two floors.

Level 0 is dedicated to equipment storage and garages for the organisation’s cars. Levels 1 and 2 house offices. The new hospitality spaces take up floors 3 and 4 and include a terrace extending over garage no. 2. At the foot of the princely box, a cooldown room was created to welcome the first three drivers at the end of the race and allow them to to rest before they head to the podium.

Formula E highlights

After the new Grandstand was inaugurated, fans were able to watch the Formula E from the new, modern and elegant location.

Highlights from the event included 197 overtakes. Jaguar TCS Racing completed their first 1-2 in Formula E and the first double podium for a team in Monaco. After four times, New Zealander Mitchell William Evans finally clinched his first Monaco victory.

Next, the stand will be ready for Monaco’s F1 Grand Prix. Then, the Driver’s Club and will using the new Garage 1 during the 14th Historic Grand Prix, taking place from 10 to 12 May, to welcome guests from the Automobile Club of Monaco.

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