Monaco Grand Prix

After a day trip to Italy we returned to Monte Carlo, and since we were in the car we thought it was a good time to do a (video taped) lap of the fabled Monaco Grand Prix circuit. I only clipped one mirror! When you see the video, you’ll see what I mean. By the way, the lap record is ~1:13. We did it in about 10:30. It should be fun to edit, although we may try to do another lap in the morning if the traffic seems lighter.

Dinner last night was at Stars’n’Bars, a pretty decent facsimile of a US sports bar, only with an F1 theme. It’s owned by a Texan, and we felt right at home. I didn’t tell Liz where we were going, although I did promise it was the only time we’d do something cheesy while we were here. The highlight of the meal wasn’t what was basically a TGI Fridays menu printed in French. No, it was the two Spanish gentlemen seated next to us. They could only be described as “Euro Lizards.” After we left we made up stories about the shady business dealings in which they were involved. For the rest of our lives we’ll be telling stories about the metric tonne of smack they just smuggled into Europe aboard an America’s Cup yacht.

Now we’re off to another famous F1 haunt: the Tip Top Bar. Rumor has it this is where the drivers hang out when the F1 circus leaves town. Since they all live here for tax reasons, it seems reasonable enough. We’re also going to stop into the Casino. We’ll be sure to post some pictures later tonight.

4 thoughts on “Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Miguel Post author

    @Bruce
    Liz was in the back seat, actually. For some reason she balked at standing up in the sun roof or sitting on the hood πŸ˜‰

    I hadn’t heard about MS either. I presume it had to do with Williams protesting his testing waiver. It’ll be good to see Luca in the car under fire, AND it preserves Michael’s legacy a little. Good deal all around!

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  2. Miguel Post author

    What Miguel failed to mention, regarding clipping the car, was that he actually stopped like any good American would do and walked back to the car to see if they wanted his insurance, papers, etc. After waiting for them to park their car, they looked at him like he was crazy, wandered over to the rear view mirror, looked and shrugged and said “no problem, happens all the time.” I should also note that this was the 2nd incident with our rear view mirror. Good thing he didn’t get a Ferrari out of the rental car company πŸ˜‰ Even better that I got this one on tape, though in hindsight wish I had kept rolling as he talked to them…now that would have been priceless :)

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