2021 Monaco Grand Prix
Uneventful for the fans but hugely significant in the Drivers and Constructors Championship, the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix may have just played a pivotal role in Max Verstappen’s F1 Career.
After Charles Leclerc unfortunately couldn’t sit on the grid in pole position due to his damaged gearbox in qualifying, Verstappen led from the front and cruised to an easy victory in Monaco, his first win at the historic circuit. But what happened behind would have arguably given him the widest smile as Mercedes had one of their worst weekends in recent memory.
Lewis Hamilton qualified in 7th place for Mercedes and never showed any pace to trouble his rivals. Having spent the first stint behind Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri, Lewis and the team chose the undercut to try and force his way up the field but his first lap on fresh tyres wasn’t enough to secure the overtake. Gasly reacted, stayed ahead and with overtaking so difficult at the Monaco, it was the end of his challenge for major points.
Valtteri Bottas sat behind Verstappen on the grid and in the race struggled with grip with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr beginning to close the gap in the first stint. Bottas’ routine pit stop ended in disaster though as the right-front wheelgun machined away the thread of the stub axle so the mechanics couldn’t remove the wheel, forcing the Finn to retire.
Sainz then finished second, comfortably Ferrari’s most promising performance of the season whilst Lando Norris continued with his excellent form and once again justified his new Mclaren contract with another podium. Other notable performances came from Sebastian Vettel, finishing in 5th for the Aston Martin and Antonio Giovinazzi secured Alpha Romeo their first point of the season in 10th.
This is the most significant opportunity for Verstappen and Red Bull to truly compete with Mercedes to win a Championship and break the Merc stranglehold on formula one.
2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku never fails to disappoint. The new fans favourite of Formula 1 delivered another classic with the 4th version of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in producing drama up until the last minute. Max Verstappen was leading the race when a tyre blow up forced the Dutchman straight into the barriers and a certain 25 points completely lost. This enforced a red flag with just three laps remaining and Lewis Hamilton had a golden chance to take back the World Championship lead. Restarting in second, Hamilton jumped Perez into the first corner, only to mistakenly touch a brake related switch that gave the Mercedes man no front breaks and straight on into the run off area and back out in last place.
This game Sergio Perez his first win with Red Bull, followed by Seb Vettel in Aston Martin’s first ever podium finish and finally Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri continuing his strong form for the team. A memorable race but one that didn’t alter the battle between the two front runners in 2021.
Max Verstappen continues to hold the lead of the 2021 Formula One Drivers Championship by four points. Max sits on 105 points while Lewis Hamilton is on 101 points. Sergio Perez has jumped Lando Norris to third with his win at Azerbaijan, with 69 points. Full Drivers Championship is available here.
2022 Monaco Grand Prix
We’re already looking ahead to next year’s formula one calendar and the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix looks set to be high in demand and an amazing occasion. With a new era of formula one car debuting in 2022, the grid is likely to be shook up and the cars have been designed so that it should be easier to follow and therefore overtake in the turbulent air.
We have a number of packages available at Monaco including a brand new weekend Yacht VIP experience that is the perfect way to watch one of the most sought after events in the motor sport calendar. There is no better way to view this demanding street race than from the deck of our incredible 31m Super Yacht moored on Tabac Corner.
Our yacht packages include outstanding hospitality from the moment guests step on board our luxurt tenders from Fontvielle harbour.
Trackside Super Yacht Weekend
- 31m Super Yacht moored on Tabac Corner
- 3-night stay and the 4* Beau Rivage Nice with breakfast (double occupancy)
Friday Night Yacht Party
- Live Music, Singer and DJ
- Complimentary bar, including Champagne, beers, wines, spirits and cocktails
- Delicious finger food & canapés
Saturday and Sunday Super Yacht Hospitality
- Morning pastries and welcome coffee
- Inclusive bar including Champagne
- Pre-lunch canapes & Gourmet Buffet Lunch
- Sunday Pre-Race Q&A with F1 Celebrity
- Unrivalled view and atmosphere on the 3 decks opposite Tabac Corner
- VIP Tender transfers from Fontvielle harbour, Cap D’ail or Meridian Hotel
Now is the perfect time to secure your package at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. There’s nothing like it in terms of a VIP, glamorous experience in sport.