Monaco is in the midst of Formula One fever and to help get everyone in the mood the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort has installed two F1 simulators to give racing fans the feeling of what it’s like to be behind the wheel of the real deal.
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is giving the public an incredibly immersive experience with a Formula One simulator in the hotel’s lobby until Tuesday 25th May.
Participants will feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel of an actual Formula One car, driving as if it were in real conditions. The simulators allow for acceleration, braking, drafting effects and even off-roading, making it as close to reality as possible.
The simulators were developed by Wave Italy and are used to train Formula Two, Three and Four pilots at their Professional Training Centre in Verona.
Details like a high-tech steering wheel, interactive seat beats, motion technology and racing pedals make it as close to the real thing as one can get.
There will be two simulators on site at the hotel at different price points. The first is the Phoenix F1 Pro, which will set would-be drivers back €30 for a 10-minute experience. The other simulator is the Ghepard Maranello GT/F1 Simulator, which costs €20 for 10 minutes worth of thrills. Souvenir videos from each person’s “race” will be available on a USB key for €15.
The basic package can be extended to 20 minutes in certain cases. There is no minimum or maximum age, but there is a height limitation of between 150 and 190cm.
Reservations to take a spin in the simulators are not required, but sessions can be booked in advance by calling or messaging +33 6 64 04 30 28.
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A Monegasque delegation led by Gilles Tonelli, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, visited Mali from April 4 to 7.
Alongside the Minister, Mossadeck Bally, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Mali, Bénédicte Schutz, Director of International Cooperation, Candice Manuello, Programme Manager Director of International Cooperation and Cécile Dakouo, Country Manager in the International Cooperation Department, visited Malian authorities and met with local partners working with Monegasque organisations.
During the visit, several partnership agreements were signed, particularly a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene to support the fight against sickle-cell anaemia, an agreement with the founder of Samusocial, Xavier Emmanuelli, which assists children living on the streets in Bamako, and one with the Fondation Mérieux, the association Santé Sud and the Centre of Infectiology to improve the quality of care in rural areas.
Finally, Minister Tonelli took part in the official ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the cardiac catheterisation unit at the Mother-Infant hospital in Bamako in the presence of the Monegasque association Share, the project's founder.
Bilateral cooperation between the two countries was initiated in 2006 and was strengthened in 2011 by the signing of a Framework Cooperation Agreement on the occasion of the visit to Monaco of former Malian President, Amadou Toumani Touré. In 2012, the Sovereign Prince went on a State Visit to Mali.
The Monegasque delegation was received by a number of Malian ministers, including the Minister of Malians Abroad, Dr Abdramane Sylla, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr Marie Madeleine Togo, and the Minister for the Promotion of Woman, Child and Family, Sangaré Oumou Bah.