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F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 2:58 pm

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.

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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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THE BEAUTIFUL HARBOUR WITH GP VISITING YACHTS




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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...

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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 5:20 pm

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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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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Pit Lane
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EZEIZA
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 6:10 pm

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?
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 6:20 pm

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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 6:53 pm

Excellent!! Thanks a lot for all the pictures! I wish I was there  
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 7:08 pm

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.   
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 7:12 pm

Fantastic pictures. Would have been great to be there.
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 7:21 pm

Stunning pictures, especially of Pit Lane !
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 19, 2010 8:28 pm

PIT LANE
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PIT LANE
Part 2
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Thu May 20, 2010 4:10 pm

Gallery continued.

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ON THE RACING TRACK - DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

Rascasse corner
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Thu May 20, 2010 5:39 pm

ON THE RACING TRACK FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Thu May 20, 2010 7:03 pm

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 ...  
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Thu May 20, 2010 7:10 pm

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.
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 1:23 am

Great work Madam C!

Looking forward to you next installment!!

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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 7:40 am

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?
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 12:26 pm

MONACO GP 2010

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FORMULA 1 FANS

Taiwanese F1 Honeymooners - She is a EvaAir stewardess!



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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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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 2:39 pm

MONACO GRAND PRIX 2010
PEOPLE

ORGANIZATION


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F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg



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F1 HEROS

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TYCOONS


Btitish Asian steel tycoon Laksmi Mittal and Mrs.




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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 4:29 pm

MONACO GRAND PRIX 2010

ON THE RACING TRACK FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 6:30 pm

Madame C these pictures are AWESOME.

I want to know one thing. How do you get such great access to everything?!
 
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Fri May 21, 2010 6:47 pm

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

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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Sat May 22, 2010 4:19 am

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!!!!!  
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Sat May 22, 2010 2:02 pm

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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Dual Indian Empress mega-yacht and Force India yacht party
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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.

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


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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!

                          
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 26, 2010 8:52 am

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?   
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 26, 2010 9:49 am

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
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 26, 2010 10:10 am

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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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 26, 2010 10:40 am

Quoting Stealthz (Reply 23):
Now, now Kevin... you must know an artist will never divulge their secrets!!

Heck no! I'm the furthest thing from an "artist" there is! But thanks for letting me in on that little "artists" secret.   


Quoting Stealthz (Reply 23):
It certainly was for me at Shanghai 2004!

Awesome! He seems to be a genuine nice guy.

Aheeem... Madame. Once again....

Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 22):
So...what was your most memorable moment?
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RE: F1 2010: Monaco Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Wed May 26, 2010 4:50 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 15):

Thanks MC, very nice of you to share your photos!

Regards, JetMech
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