We had fabulous times at the principality and like to share them with you in a short review.


Our highlight of course was the honour to support the Institute Ayrton Senna as welcome drink at the reception held at the world famous Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel remembering the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Sennas first win in the Principality. Bianca Senna, Ayrton’s niece and director of the official charity, Institute Ayrton Senna together with H.S.H. Prince Albert II were present, VIPs from the F1™ community, Cote d’Azur celebrities and international media attended.

Ayrton Senna’s Lotus 99T steering wheel

The Fairmont Monte Carlo, which lends its name to the circuit’s most famous corner honours Senna star with a statue and a customized Suite featuring a few treasures from Senna’s career.

His original Lotus helmet – still with dents and scratch marks – and the Lotus 99T steering wheel are the exhibit’s main attractions. Profits go directly to the charity to help the various projects for children in Brazil.

The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is a unique four-star luxury convention resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Casino.

Bianca Senna toasts with a glass of chilled Neuschwansteiner

In addition to being one of the most prestigious Monte Carlo resorts, the Fairmont Monte Carlo, is also one of the largest in Europe, boasting 602 guest rooms, residences and suites, three restaurants, a bar, 18 meeting rooms, shopping arcade, in-house Casino, and unique wellness facilities: a stunning Fairmont Spa, that lets you rediscover all your energy and its Fitness Centre & rooftop pool, which offer all guests the opportunity to enjoy a world-class workout while enjoying views of the Riviera. Fairmont Monte Carlo, an island unto itself situated in the most exclusive part of the world.

Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of Neuschwansteiner, says: “The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017 of course is a sportive and social highlight. Ayrton Senna is one of the best and most famous drivers in the world. To be able to support his late wish, carried on by his family, the Senna Institute is an honour for us. We are very proud to have been part of this important and fabulous event at the most beautiful Fairmont Monte Carlo!

Simply enjoy a chilled Neuschwansteiner
Bianca Senna with H.S.H. Prince Albert II


Bianca Senna
Bianca Senna
Bianca Senna with H.S.H. Prince Albert II


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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.