PREMA Racing driver Arthur Leclerc takes us on a trip around Monaco, where he grew up. We look at the places to visit, the sites to see, and of course, the motor racing scene.
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
“I was born in Monaco and went to school there. I grew up there with all of my friends and family. Monaco is a beautiful country, and it feels like home. I go back and everyone is there, and we can do activities and relax.
“The most exciting thing growing up was the Grand Prix. I remember going to my first Grand Prix with my parents in around 2005, although I don't have a lot of souvenirs. It was always great to see the F1 and it is a dream to be a part of the weekends now.
WHERE SHOULD TOURISTS VISIT?
“Firstly, the Formula 1 track. I think that everybody who goes to Monaco wants to see the F1 track! Then I would take them to see the Casino, which is really famous, and to the palace. And of course, we would go to some different restaurants for food.”
WHERE SHOULD PEOPLE EAT AND DRINK?
“There are many restaurants that I could name, although I know a few of the owners, so if I talk about one restaurant, then others may be jealous! One of my favourite restaurants is called The Woo, I really like it, it isn't too expensive. It’s good for a sandwich during the day if you are doing things, it is a cool place.”
MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHERE CAN WE GO KARTING?
“There is one karting track, which is really nice. It is called Kart Indoor Monaco. It’s based where the F2 paddock is and I go quite a lot. Me and Jack Doohan go there quite a lot together, it’s really good fun.”