After a successful weekend, the Monaco Grand Prix is officially over for another year.
With the Canadian Grand Prix taking place in Montreal this weekend, it means the spirit that engulfed the South of France for the Monaco Grand Prix 2015 has officially wound-up, after a long weekend of racing and partying, that drew superyachts into the Port Hercule in droves.
Celebrities from Hollywood royalty to reality stars rubbed shoulders with superstars from the racing world both on the track and off, enjoying the superyacht lifestyle at this unique event.
The after party events each night proved a perfect place to mingle, either on board yachts or on land, such as in the prestigious Amber Lounge. The annual charity fashion show and auction on Amber Lounge’s opening night raised an amazing €260,000 for the charity Autism Rocks, and included performances from John Newman and catwalk appearances by F1 drivers including Nico Hülkenberg, Daniil Kvyat and Adrian Sutil.
The Grand Prix culminated in the shock finale of the Formula 1 race, in which a tactical error by Mercedes caused Brit favourite Lewis Hamilton to lose his first place position to rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Off the track though, the weekend was a success. Alev Karagulle, Director of Marketing & Communications at Burgess, says: “The Monaco GP offers the perfect opportunity to party for four days and it’s undoubtedly one of the world’s most glamorous sporting events. With the harbour full of yachts and plenty more anchored within close proximity, this inevitably means a lot of clients are in town. For us therefore, the MGP actually has a key business focus – from entertaining clients to conducting meetings and arranging viewings – it is an extremely busy few days, with our Monaco office at the heart of the action. This year was busier than ever and we were delighted to lay on plenty of hospitality for many clients.”