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Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2026

Monte Carlo, Monaco

8 - 10 May 2026

By Katie Scott

Returning to the iconic street circuit of Monte Carlo after a two-year break, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix is back with a spell-binding collection of vintage Formula One racing cars.

Opening the doors on its 15th edition, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix has become a highly anticipated bi-annual sporting event for events yacht charters, with berths in the adjacent Port Hercule being booked well in advance. 

As a precursor to the globally renowned Monaco Grand Prix, visitors from South of France yacht charters can expect to see the 3.340km race track get put through its paces as historic racing cars ranging from the pre-war era up to 1980s put the pedal to the metal.

What to expect at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2026

Vintage racing cars on the track at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Ideal for either family or corporate yacht charters, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix uses the Circuit de Monaco street track, which is also used for the main Formula One event and the Monaco E-Prix.

Proving a massive success since its inaugural edition in 1997, Monaco yacht charters have increased to incorporate this popular sporting event, with charter guests able to enjoy spectacular trackside views from berths adjacent to the track and experience the heat and indulgence of a Mediterranean yacht charter

After the main event, charter guests can embrace onboard yacht parties, or venture ashore to popular nightclubs like Twiga and Amber Lounge.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix races

Monument of William Grover in Bugatti 35B in Monaco

With the French principality of Monaco having an intrinsic history of automobile racing, French Riviera yacht charter guests can expect to become fully immersed in the event with the atmosphere being something that can never be forgotten.

Sporting a full-on program of races, the entertainment is non-stop with the Monaco Historic Grand Prix schedule including the following:

  • Race A1 - Pre-war Grand Prix cars and voiturettes.
  • Race A2 - Front engine Grand Prix cars pre-1961
  • Race B - Rear engine F1 Grand Prix Cars 1961–1965 and F2 1956–1960
  • Race C - Front engine sport racing cars 1952-1957
  • Race D - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L 1966-1972
  • Race E - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L 1973-1976
  • Race F - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L 1977-1980
  • Race G - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L 1981-1985

Booking a Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2026 yacht charter

Motor and sailing yacht charters berthed in Port Hercule

Booking early for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix is highly advised due to the popularity of the event and limited trackside berths in Port Hercule. If you're interested in chartering the region, take a look at our complete guide to Monaco yacht charters and view some sample Monaco yacht charter itineraries for ideas on what else to include. 

To secure your Monaco Historic Grand Prix or France yacht charter ready for the forthcoming event, contact your preferred yacht charter broker today for availability and yacht rental costs.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2026 Location

11 Bd Albert 1er, 98000 Monaco

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