Planet Cruise introduces a guide to six of the best Formula One Grand Prix that can be experienced on a cruise holiday.
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Race Date: 13 May 2018
The delightful city of Barcelona basks in the Mediterranean sunshine throughout the year. Boasting one of the world’s most instantly recognisable skylines, the city is filled with boundless Catalan culture, historical treasures, sun kissed beaches and world famous cuisine.
Fuelled with action at every corner, the Spanish F1 Grand Prix Barcelona Circuit track is famed for producing spectacular races and nail biting finishes. You can expect all drivers to be battling to win the coveted crown and be hailed the champion of Spain.
The Barcelona-Catalunya race circuit is located approximately 30 minutes outside of the bustling city centre in Montmelo, and is accessible via Train, Bus transfer or hire car from the city centre.
Race Date: 27 May 2018
The extravagant sovereign-state of Monaco is the destination for the most famous Formula One race in the world. Heralded as the crown jewel of the F1 calendar, racing drivers will weave their way throughout the streets of this testing circuit, and past renowned sights such as Monaco’s dazzling Harbour, grand casino de Monte Carlo, through the famous Tunnel Larvotto and below the Prince’s Palace.
The Monaco F1 Grand Prix has featured on the calendar since 1929. The street circuit is known as the most difficult in the world by many drivers from past and present. Its narrow parameters, its unforgiving nature, and the difficulty of overtaking, combined with the timeless charm of the historic streets make this one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world.
Race goers can expect a thrilling race which every driver dreams of winning. The list of past winners reads like a roll call of the great and good of the sport, with each and every driver dreaming to join them.
Race Date: 2 September 2018
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is situated on the outskirts of northern Milan, close to the beautiful Lake Como. Its location makes the Italian F1 race a perfect feature of your holiday, as it's so close to these other attractions that will keep you occupied on the days surrounding the race.
The track opened in 1922, having been created for Italian motor industry authorities to test their new vehicles, and prove their potential racing prowess to the rest of the world. The subsequent history is interesting and unique, especially concerning the impact of the war, controversial steep banking, and a violent, fatal crash in 1961.
Race Date: 16 September 2018
The tropical island state of Singapore, located off the southern tip of Malaysia is renowned for its style, cuisine and spectacular skylines that bring the city to life.
The race takes place on a street circuit that rivals the very best in the world, with the city's famous illuminated skyline providing a truly amazing backdrop.
Singapore has swiftly established itself as one of the most dramatic and atmospheric races on the calendar. With its wide, twisty and notoriously bumpy roads, racers have to be good or very bold and challenge for the lead.
Race Date: 7 October 2018
The Japanese Grand Prix takes place in Ino, Suzuka City, near Nagoya. The area immediately surrounding Suzuka is quite industrial so you'll want to plan a few extra days to explore a little further out and experience all the unique wonders that Japan has to offer. Check out nearby Nagoya or Osaka and see neo-high-tech modernity fused with Japan's sacred and ancient traditions.
The world famous Suzuka Circuit was the first full size international race course to be built in Japan. The circuit arena features a challenging figure of eight race track, fuelling tense and exciting races, plus lots of amusement facilities including the Aqua Adventure water park.
Race Date: 25 November 2018
Located on an island in the Persian Gulf is Abu Dhabi, the lavish cutting edge capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The spectacular Yas Marina Circuit is a newly built world class destination that brings the ultimate F1 experience to life.
The race venue offers unparalleled facilities. Set on the Yas Marina harbour that is home to the world’s most glamourous super yachts, the brand new Ferrari World theme park and a lavish five-star hotel which lights up and changes colour at night, the track is as modern as it is spectacular.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the last race of the F1 calendar, so spectators can expect a magnificent finale event full of action with drivers aiming to impress, and enjoy their last race of the season.
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