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5 Things to look forward to during the Macau Grand Prix – A showcase like no other.

The Macau Grand Prix has come a long way since it was first held in 1954 and doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon. Here 5 things to expect from the next Macau Grand Prix.


The opening ceremony

While Macau is famous for its casino strips, high-end shopping experience and colourful nightlife the attention shifts mainly towards Macau Grand Prix which happens in the month of November each year. The first race was first held in 1954 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013. The race has kept on gaining momentum and attracting more tourist each year. The opening ceremony of the event consists of a family carnival with activities suitable for visitors of all ages. This is followed by a showcase of all the vehicles involved, a chance for the fans and locals to get an up-close view of all the vehicles involved.


The Races

The main attraction of the Macau Grand Prix is the Formula 3 race, a race instrumental to reaching the Formula 1 level with past champions such as Ayrton Senna, David Coulthard, Takuma Sato and Michael Schumacher. Known as one of the world's greatest race tracks the Guia circuit is a thrilling circuit that promises lots of excitement and challenges to its drivers similar to the Melco Hairpin - A hairpin turn that is considered to be one of the hardest hairpin turns around the world. The Macau Grand Prix is also one of the only events to hold races for both motorcycles and cars.


History being made

The races in Macau started before the casinos were built. A win in the Macau Grand Prix (which is sometimes known as the worlds craziest street race) is something any driver that wants to make a name for himself dreams of. Even though the race could sometimes feel like something out of a video game over the years it has was the stepping stone for some of the world's best drivers. Ayrton Senna won in it 1983, Michael Schumacher won it in 1990, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton were also amongst some of the participants in 2005. The list goes on and on.


The Top-notch hotel facilities

Part of the Macau Grand Prix experience is staying at one of the many luxurious Macau hotels. 5 Star hotels and resorts similar to Hotel Okura Macau provide its guests with a relaxing stay and enable them to make the best out of their stay in Macau while enjoying the races. You should definitely consider spending an entire day sight-seeing Macau's beautiful Portuguese and Chinese influenced architecture or shopping at some of the mega malls that offer some of the world's top luxury brands.


The parties

Even though the nightlife in Macau is quite lively all year long, the weekend after the Macau Grand Prix is when bars, restaurants, casinos and spas across Macau make the most money. The entire city turns in to one race themed party complete with famous media personalities, glamorous women and lots of alcohol. If you're lucky or you're in the right place at the right time you might even spot some of the racers letting loose after a long rigorous week of racing. You never know what could happen, it gets that crazy!

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