Monaco F1 GP 2024

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On 26th May 2024 we were back at the Williams Experience Centre for ‘Race Day Hospitality’. This week was for the Monaco F1 GP. CLICK HERE for more pictures of the ‘Williams Racing Scalextric Track’

Monaco is arguably F1’s most famous track. It was on the calendar for the first year of the modern Formula 1 World Championship in 1950 and has been held in every year except one since 1955. The circuit has been revised several times over the years, but still retains the basic layout it has had since 1929. The last major change occurred in 2004 when a permanent pit complex was built in the swimming pool section of the circuit, replacing the cramped temporary facility previously used.

Monaco’s tight and twisty layout presents a unique challenge for F1 drivers. Nelson Piquet famously compared driving at Monaco to ‘riding a bicycle around your living room’. Overtaking at F1’s shortest track is virtually impossible. There is no room for error given the tight confines of the circuit and there is little downtime each lap – over the course of the 78 lap race, a driver will make almost 5000 gear changes.

The 2020 Monaco Grand Prix was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was the first time since 1954 that the race was not held.

The event returned to the calendar in 2021, with grandstands hosting up to 40% of their usual capacity. A maximum of 7,500 fans were allowed to attend each day. The event returned to full capacity in 2022.

The future of the Monaco Grand Prix was in considerable doubt after the 2022 event. Race organisers had not signed a new contract with Formula 1 since signing a 10-year deal in 2011. Negotiations around securing a new deal are believed to have revolved around organisers paying a higher race hosting fee and Formula 1 having more control over trackside advertising and TV direction. A new deal was finally signed in September 2022, keeping the Monaco Grand Prix on the calendar until at least 2025.

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Williams Racing welcomes you to enjoy a Grand Prix Race Day at the Williams Experience Centre.

The day includes a review of qualifying with an exclusive live link up to one of the drivers, live control room link up, VIP guest appearance with interview, refreshments and lunch followed by the live race screening. There is also the opportunity to browse the Williams Grand Prix Collection with a tour guide, as well as testing your speed on our 20 x F1-style driving simulators, our Super-Size Scalextric Track and other activities on the day.



  • Unlimited use of the Esports lounge, with 20 state of the art simulators
  • Our Think Scalextric Bespoke Super-Size Scalextric Track (click the link for more info about out track)
  • Batak
  • Museum Tour
  • In addition you will have the opportunity to browse our shop with exclusive merchandise and 20% off


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited soft drinks

Why not book up on a ‘Race Day Hospitality Experience’ at the Williams Racing Experience Centre. For info visit:

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Below is a video of the Giant Williams Racing Bespoke Track from our YouTube channel.