As if the first three sections of the swimming pool weren’t enough excitement for you, the fourth part makes you gasp for air.
This is my personal favourite part of the track. You never appreciate more the sheer skill of the drivers until you have sat here and seen 20 screaming F1 cars at speed through the Swimming Pool, coming to nigh on a halt and blasting out on their merry way to Rascasse.
Again, Grandstands N, O and P are your options for this part of the track (O is on the opposite side next to M and mainly overlooks the pits).
On top of all this, you get to privilege of seeing the majority of the pit lane from an elevated position. This in itself is unique as the pits are behind the actual main straight.
It’s very exciting to see the cars flicker past you through the swimming pool, only to reappear scant second later in a flurry of pit lane action.
Sit here if you like:
The unique mixture of hard braking action in foreground, with the frenzied movements of the pit lane in the background.
Watch out for:
I saw several passes lower down the pack and a few near misses. There is plenty of action through here.