2019 Monaco Grand Prix


This weekend sees Formula One teams and drivers competing in the sixth round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The weekend got underway on Thursday with two 90-minute practice sessions on the 19-turn street circuit that has remained relatively unchanged since the first racing cars started competing here back in 1929.

Historic Racing at Monaco

The Monaco Grand Prix actually predates the current World Championship. The first Grand Prix held in the principality was organised by Antony Noghès in 1929 through the Automobile Club de Monaco under Prince Louis II, who was president of the club at the time.

The first race was actually held on 14th April 1929 and was won by William Grover-Williams driving a works Bugatti Type 35B. The race itself was an invitation-only event, but not all of those invited attended.

Supercars in Monaco

Three-time world champion and Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd non-executive chairman, Niki Lauda, who sadly passed away this week, will be honoured at this weekend’s 77th Monaco Grand Prix with a minute’s silence on the starting grid prior to the race on Sunday.

Our services in the French Riviera

We are pleased to be offering our shisha services in the French Riviera and London this summer. Please email us at info@vshisha.com for any party or event enquiries you may have.

Winter Terrace in Mayfair

Lazeez Tapas Terrace

We launched our new Winter Terrace at Lazeez Tapas in Mayfair in October 2018 to coincide with the restaurant’s new winter menu and refurbished terrace.

Lazeez Tapas is conveniently located right across from Selfridges remodelled East Entrance in Duke Street and has been transformed into a cosy winter alfresco snug, with brand new state-of-the-art electric canopy awnings, designed in Monaco and new eco-friendly heaters and Perspex side wind shields to keep you warm and dry on those chilly winter days and evenings.  The terrace also has new gold brass-plated tables, made in Egypt to add a touch of elegance.

Falafel Tapas Dish

The winter menu comprises of both hot and cold tapas, including dishes such as Calamari, freshly prepared with breadcrumbs, Kibbeh, Avocado and Beetroot hummus, all served with warm Lebanese bread.  You can then finish off your meal with a tasty Lebanese dessert like a traditional Kunafah.

We serve a range of Turkish coffee flavours with dates and fresh Lebanese mint tea with homemade baklava all day on our terrace as well as a selection of winter cocktails, whiskies and cigars and our excellent Lebanese wines from the Beqaa Valley.

Lazeez Tapas Winter Terrace at night