Update: click on my Monaco Grand Prix for Free page for current updated info, much more detail, and links.
In my last post I gave you the scoop on how to do the How to do the Cannes Film Festival without a Badge, …well here’s how to see the Monaco Grand Prix without a ticket…!
The most glamorous and prestigious racing event in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix… has a free day. It’s not publicized and most locals don’t even know about it, but the Friday before the big race is always free: It’s hard to believe that you can just walk right in to the most exclusive racing event in the world without a ticket… but it’s true.
Okay, you won’t see any Formula One‘s on the free day, but you will see the Porsche Supercup as well as GP2‘s (pictured). You’ll experience the whole crazy scene, with all of the same deafening engine noise, burnt tire smells, bone-rattling vibrations, sensations, crashes, and excitement… but no ticket required.
Make like a millionaire and try out different grand stands and vantage points, worth hundreds of euros on the other days, so that if you ever do buy a ticket, you’ll know where you want to be.
Click here for more detail on the free day, including the free day race schedule (usually both in the morning) and insider tips for what to do after the races, options for how to get there, and a link to the official race schedule and ticket information… but note that there are no tickets showing for Friday… because it’s free!
If nothing else, it’s worth it for the world-class selfie.
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Photo credit: Pastor Maldonado racing a GP2 in the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix by Pat Guiney, licensed under Creative Commons.