This Sunday, May 29, 2022, experts agree that the Monaco Grand Prix will be the one of victory for the Monegasque Charles Leclerc. The qualifications took place this Saturday. While the Principality is already in turmoil, the sovereign and his wife visited the backstage of the famous Grand Prix. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene were seen smiling in the presence of Sebastian Vettel.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene tour the stables before the 2022 Grand Prix
“Untouchable or almost since the beginning of the weekend, the Monegasque has largely dominated the qualification”, writes Eurosport, after the practice session of Saturday, May 28, about the driver Charles Leclerc. The young Monegasque driver beat his teammate, Carlos Sainz, in his Ferrari. The victory of Charles Leclerc would not displease the sovereign couple, close to their fellow citizens. Last year, the driver suffered a transmission failure before the start.
During this second day of F1 competition, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene honored their presence by walking through the stables present. The couple had not appeared so complicit and relaxed for many months, even years.
Prince Albert never fails to attend this competition initiated by his grandfather, Prince Peter in 1929 who had himself participated in the competition at the wheel of his Torpedo. Being able to attend the Monaco Grand Prix again with his wife seems to please the prince who could not hide his pleasure. Last year at this time, Princess Charlene was already detained in South Africa because of an infection. In 2020, the Grand Prix was cancelled due to the health crisis.
While visiting the Aston Martin team, Prince Albert, 64, and the 44-year-old former swimmer were photographed in discussion with the German Sebastian Vettel, 34, who after qualifying was ranked ninth for the start of tomorrow. Last year, Sebastian Vettel finished 5th in the Grand Prix. The Dutchman Max Verstappen won the Grand Prix.
The local newspaper Monaco Matin spotted the presence of the sovereigns and said that Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene had stopped in the pits of “Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari and Aston Martin”. One can imagine how happy the princess must have been to hear the roar of the engines again, as she is so fond of the Monegasque sporting life, and in particular of motor sports, rugby and swimming.
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