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F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

I have got well over 500 photoss from during the 4 days of the Grand Prix, so it isn't easy to get a gallery together. All photoss are my own originals. Not one of them are borrowed or taken from any web site.

I will try my best to give you my impressions of the event for being a local. I have decided to organize the gallery into different sections, with few comments unless necessary.

Feel free to add your own comments as this new thread develops. I will have to use several posts for all the different questions as I would like to post as many pictures of the event as I possibly can.

This year's official T.shirt design



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This is a most important part. A Grand Prix goer cannot go without food. My exclusive GP food supplier, the traditional Boucherie des Arcades and Condamine market.




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GRAND PRIX SETTING - OVERVIEW OF MONACO


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco



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Views from Le Rocher, a great way to see the race without spending much money.
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THE BEAUTIFUL HARBOUR WITH GP VISITING YACHTS




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SOME OF THE TEAMS MONSTER TRUCKS

I absolutely love them. Anyone ready to organize a F1 teams trucks race?



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The Monaco Yacht Cluib turned into Paddock Club during Grand Prix time complete with artificial lawn and plants.

http://www.formulaonepaddockclub.com/


TEAMS PADDOCKS
all lined up next to each other along the water.





Red Bull/Toro Rosso are sharing a common gigantic paddock on the water. In fact it is an enormous floating barge the same as last year's.


to be continued with...

GP2


        


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6764 times:

GP 2

Car pictures close-ups - Many of these boys will be racing in F1 in the near future, or at least trying to join F1.




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Avenue du Port, transformed into a giant GP2 garage.




FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS

From up on Le Rocher

There are some fantastic views guaranteed on the racing track and pit lane from up there, although you need to be a bit adventurous to get these views. In some places it requires quite a bit of bravery.



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FREE PRACTICE
from right above the Rascasse corner




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TO BE CONTINUED...

Pit Lane



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

wow! awesome pics so far!!
out of curiosity, form the location in the middle of the woods, could you see any of the main screens?



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6737 times:

PIT LANE




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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6726 times:

Excellent!! Thanks a lot for all the pictures! I wish I was there  


"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

Wow!    What an awesome event to attend! I was watching the TV coverage thinking how great it would be to see that race.

Great mix of photos. They ought to give Bill142 some wood. You give a good impression of the people and places, not just the cars. And if you lean real close to your monitor screen, you can almost smell the money.   



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17001 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Fantastic pictures. Would have been great to be there.


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Stunning pictures, especially of Pit Lane !
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6692 times:

PIT LANE
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PIT LANE
Part 2



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6540 times:

Gallery continued.

PIT LANE
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End of pit lane pictures. To be continued...


ON THE RACING TRACK - DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

Rascasse corner



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

ON THE RACING TRACK FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

Rascasse corner behind the iron curtain.  

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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6502 times:

The last sequence in Rascasse is amazing! A shame the iron curtain was there, but one can clearly feel the action!!
Damn I miss going to see a F1 race! I hope they'll return to Buenos Aires some day ...  



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

There will also be pictures without "the iron curtain" and maybe a lot more!
Be patient, they'll be coming. This is a countless number of hours I am putting into this, at the GP and after.
You just need to be patient.         



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User currently offlineStealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6474 times:
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Great work Madam C!

Looking forward to you next installment!!

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17001 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6426 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
ON THE RACING TRACK FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

Rascasse corner behind the iron curtain.

I really like these pictures. On which day were they taken?



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6390 times:

MONACO GP 2010

PIT BABES




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Miss Monaco Grand Prix with her co-winner






FORMULA 1 FANS

Taiwanese F1 Honeymooners - She is a EvaAir stewardess!



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Scotsmen



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Schumi Man with his Schumi mascot



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Waiting to see their driver at the Sauber paddock - Kamui fans from Japan



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More Kamui fans from Japan with their favourite driver - Paddock Club passes giving them access most everywhere



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Mark Webber fan from Australia



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Jenson Button fans from Japan




To be continued...



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

MONACO GRAND PRIX 2010
PEOPLE

ORGANIZATION


Team workers



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Ferrari Team Director Stefano Domenicali



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RETIRED DRIVERS


F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg



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Former Swiss driver - sorry... I forgot his name!



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F1 superstar Former World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart




F1 HEROS

Frank Williams



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TYCOONS


Btitish Asian steel tycoon Laksmi Mittal and Mrs.




To be continued...



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6356 times:

MONACO GRAND PRIX 2010

ON THE RACING TRACK FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS
with no iron curtain



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6326 times:

Madame C these pictures are AWESOME.

I want to know one thing. How do you get such great access to everything?!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 18):
I want to know one thing. How do you get such great access to everything?!

Answer sent by P.M.      

There is still more to come...



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 18):
I want to know one thing. How do you get such great access to everything?!

I was wondering the same thing!

I had been unable all day to see the new pics .. they were not showing up for some reason, but know that I saw them .... wow! I don't think there's a single inch that you haven't covered!!

All I can say is thanks!!!!!  



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 6257 times:

MONACO GP 2010

DRIVERS
We all have our favourites. Drivers pictures will be posted in no particular order just as they came. First come first served.





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PARTIES


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Harbour pub






Dual Indian Empress mega-yacht and Force India yacht party
hosted by Vijay Mallya Owner of Kingfisher Airline, Kinfisher Beer and Force India Formula 1 team




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La Rascasse - the Saturday night - with a live band and a different woman




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An old friend, Andrea Coscia, happened to be in town. He is the Captain of Signora del Vento, a beautiful Italian tall ship.

They were preparing the boat, chartered by Lancia, the Italian automobile firm to celebrate the launch of a new car. A party for the rich and famous was hosted on the boat. Among guests, Prince Albert of Monaco and his girlfriend Charlene Wittstock.

http://www.signoradelvento.com/it/galleria_esterni.php


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Stunning guests came to the boat party hosted by Lancia. Every invited celebrity, ranging from film to industry, was asked to sign their names on the car. Then they proceeded on board Signora del Vento. There were many guests, a great most of them I would not even recognize. They all remained anonymous celebrities. I thought some of the drivers would be there but none of them came.




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The maybe Princess to be.



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Signora del Vento - Undoubtedly the most beautiful boat at the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. After the party and the race, they were going to Cannes with Lancia for an event at the International Film Festival.




On Sunday evening, a giant spontaneous party was organized by Red Bull at the Red Bull/Toro Rosso paddock for their winners Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. The Miss Monaco Grand Prix was there. She seemed to be a very friendly girl.



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The harbour was filled with yachts bigger and smaller. Bigger yachts that could not be moored stayed out at sea.



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Every yacht celebrated in their own manner. Here two gentlemen having a go at ping pong.


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McLaren team party on one of the yachts. Jenson was there, Hammy had already left.


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Necker Belle - Richard Branson's catamaran - He owns Necker Island in the Carribean thereforre the yacht's name


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Happy group of Grand Prix partiers singing out loud to passers-by. The new building has a direct multi view on the race track


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A marvel of an old Rolls Royce down by Saint Dévote.


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The history of Saint Dévote, Saint Patroness and guardian of Monaco.

http://www.saintedevotemonaco.com/


This is where I will end my 2010 Monaco Grand Prix pictures report.

I must say thank you to all those who have worked very hard for making this event possible - most of all to the ACM and to Prince Albert of Monaco for hosting this most fabulous event every year, still the world's best Grand Prix without any doubt.

I also have a list of bad people, celebs and anonymous, also one local business owner but I prefer to keep their names to myself.

Rendez-vous next year for another Monaco Grand Prix!

                          



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):
This is where I will end my 2010 Monaco Grand Prix pictures report.

Wow!
Your photobucket must be busting at the seams. So...what was your most memorable moment? If it were me, meeting a legend like Jackie Stewart would be it. Looks like you had the experience of a lifetime.

...and could you please give us the f-stop and shutter speed for all of those shots?   



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineStealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6049 times:
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Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 22):
If it were me, meeting a legend like Jackie Stewart would be it.

It certainly was for me at Shanghai 2004!

Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 22):
...and could you please give us the f-stop and shutter speed for all of those shots?

Now, now Kevin... you must know an artist will never divulge their secrets!!

Cheers



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6034 times:

Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 22):
..and could you please give us the f-stop and shutter speed for all of those shots?
Quoting Stealthz (Reply 23):
Now, now Kevin... you must know an artist will never divulge their secrets!!


The secret is that there is no secret. I took all the pictures posted here with a very common type of "tourist" camera. Nothing special or sophisticated here. I only wish I had the Canon EOS with the mega lenses like the pros (and less pros with the $$$$) but I don't. Can't have everything, at least not in my case.

If you know how to do pictures, any camera will do a good job. It is a lot more difficult of course, but it's feasible. Also, knowing all the little corners in the place and how the organization in Monaco puts things together is certainly helpful, but any newbie to the Monaco GP could do the same, by reading all that is on the official Grand Prix site and exploring the place ahead of time.

It's a fight and it's exhausting, standing for hours and hours during the 4 days, non-stop, from morning til night, before, during and after the race looking for drivers, and then some of them show up unexpectedly and spontaneously. It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time just like for everything else. I tend to stick out of the chasing crowds. I am not that age anymore, those who want their programs signed at all costs chasing out from one driver to the next.

I see so many who are not even capable of telling who is who. They don't know, they cannot tell who is who in the teams and don't recognize the drivers, not the teams either, even still they push and get in your way. This is why I like to wait until they just show up without having to pursue them like most of people do. Also I know some hidden accesses not known to the public... ha ha!

You will be surprised that a lot of autograph chasers don't even buy tickets for the practice sessions or the race, not even the cheapest tickets. All they are around for are the freebies. Many of the signed programs end up being sold on ebay every year.

To each his (her) own as they say.



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25 Post contains images kevinl1011 : Heck no! I'm the furthest thing from an "artist" there is! But thanks for letting me in on that little "artists" secret. Awesome! He seems to be a ge
26 jetmech : Thanks MC, very nice of you to share your photos! Regards, JetMech
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