Witnessing the world-famous Monaco F1 Grand Prix live in action is definitely a surreal experience. This year, in keeping with tradition, we sent one lucky PlayHugeLottos player winner to witness the races in true VIP style in Monaco. Erich K. was very enthusiastic about his trip and was more than happy to share some details with us about what he saw and enjoyed most.
Erich K. was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to experience the F1 Grand Prix in Monaco like a celebrity. He even got to see his favourite driver win.
This race is the most highly prestigious event in the Formula 1 calendar. Every year since 1929, Monaco’s pristine city is transformed into a huge race track where millions pour in to watch the adrenalin-pumping action. Every Formula 1 driver aspires to enter the Monaco winners’ list at least once in their career. The race is also the main highlight of the year for Monaco residents and enthusiasts from abroad.
This year’s winner is from Austria. Erich K. shared this once-in-a-lifetime experience with his wife. They enjoyed their VIP weekend very much and got a taste of what it means to be a multimillionaire. We’re pretty sure anyone could get used to it!
“The trip was really great. I was very impressed, and that’s not easy to do! The organisation of our stay and experiences was flawless,” said Erich. He and his wife were in Monaco a few years ago, but it wasn’t during the races, so this year’s trip was a very special one for them. Here’s what the winner was lucky enough to experience during their stay:
• Private helicopter transfers from Nice to Monaco
• Transport from the airport to the hotel by private driver
• 4 nights at Le Meridien Beach Plaza
• Luxurious rooms with breath-taking views
• Spending money
• A meeting with Formula 1 legends on Friday evening
• Watching the qualifying races on Saturday in the Fairmont VIP Suite
• Viewing the races on Sunday on deck of a private yacht
The sophisticated atmosphere of Monaco and the race track surprised the couple from the first minute they laid eyes on it. “The atmosphere was really unique. The city, the location by the sea, the glamorous people…It was all like something out of a movie. We realised why the F1 race is so famous now. It’s something truly special that you won’t find anywhere else in the world,” said Erich.
He and his wife experienced the magic of the races in the city very closely and saw how happy the residents and visitors were all the time. “You can see how all the residents love the races because basically everyone in the small city flocks to the seaside near the race track to be a part of the action. We got to meet David Coulthard. That was incredible and very well organised,” said Erich.
Before we went to the races, we had some sightseeing on our to-do list. We saw the beautiful gardens known as “Jardin Exotique” which had a magnificent view over Monaco and the sea. Each night, the couple went to a luxurious beach restaurant and spent their days there with a fine meal and expensive wine.
The winners experienced the race from a luxury yacht with many celebrities aboard it. “The yacht lay in the chicane, perhaps 50 metres from the road. We could see the cars first-hand, it was truly a unique experience!” explained Erich.
Erich kept his fingers crossed for his favourite driver, a German named Sebastian Vettel. He felt excited like a child would every time his car would pass the yacht. As you could imagine, it made his holiday even better when his favourite driver ended up winning the race and he got to see him collect his prize at the top of the podium. “I kept my fingers crossed for the entire Ferrari team. They bring healthy competition to the Formula One team,” added Erich.
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend for Erich and his wife. They had some special advice to share with all our PlayHugeLottos players for the 2018 Monaco competition: “You should definitely participate in the competition next year because the experience is unlike any other.”
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