The Monaco Grand Prix: The construction stages

The construction of the Monaco Grand Prix: the history behind the legendary circuit


The Monaco Grand Prix: an unmissable global motorsport event.

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. This year, it will take place from 25 to 28 May 2023. It is a motor race that takes place every year in the streets of Monaco, with cars that reach top speeds of more than 300 km/h. This event brings together millions of fans around the world, fascinated by speed and spectacle. For four days, the circuit takes over the streets. The city's population tripled, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world, combining motorsport enthusiasts with influential figures in the international jet set. The days are devoted to car observation, grandstand testing and the pleasures of Monegasque establishments under the sun of the French Riviera. Apart from qualifying and the race, it is even possible to go to the circuit, open to traffic, to walk along the track, contemplate from afar the pits and paddocks of the most prestigious car teams. In the evening, grandiose and exhilarating festivities are held in the bars and clubs of the city. The highlight of the event takes place on Sunday, race day, with the presentation of the trophy to the winner by H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.

But behind this exceptional event hides a colossal preparation, which mobilizes entire teams for 7 weeks.  


The transformation of the city

As the Monaco Grand Prix is a major event on the international sports scene, it is organized in the streets of the city, thus requiring significant transformations. This major undertaking involves the construction of safety walls, the installation of protective rails for drivers, the creation of grandstands for spectators and the modification of the road surface to create tight corners and straights for an optimal racing experience.


The safety and comfort of spectators guaranteed thanks to robust walls and adapted stands

Security walls are one of the most important aspects of the construction of the Monaco Grand Prix. Cars can reach incredible speeds, so it's essential that safety walls are strong enough to protect drivers and spectators in the event of an accident. The walls are made of reinforced concrete, with an outer layer of steel safety barriers.

The Monaco Grand Prix attracts thousands of spectators every year, which means grandstands must be set up to accommodate them. The stands are built of steel and can accommodate up to 20,000 people. They are installed in key areas along the circuit to provide stunning views of the race.


Road redevelopment for better safety: modification of the road surface and installation of safety rails

An important part of building the Monaco Grand Prix is the modification of the road surface to create tight corners and straights. Engineers must work with the city's natural topography to create a course that is both exciting for drivers and safe for spectators. This may involve building ramps and descents to compensate for changes in altitude and modifying the road surface to create sharp turns.

Safety rails are another important aspect of the construction of the Monaco Grand Prix. The rails are installed along the circuit to protect drivers in the event of an accident. Rails are usually made of aluminum or steel and are designed to be deformed in the event of a collision to absorb the energy of the impact.


In conclusion, the construction of the Monaco Grand Prix is a feat of engineering that requires careful planning, collaboration between several teams and attention to detail. The engineers and workers who build the circuit work hard to ensure the safety of drivers and spectators while creating an exciting experience for everyone who attends the race. The Monaco Grand Prix is more than just a motor race, it's an event that celebrates excellence in engineering and construction.

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If you would like more information about activities in Monaco, we invite you to consult our dedicated article, entitled Top 10 things to do in Monaco.

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