The traffic is crackers, hotel prices are criminal and swarms of eagle-eyed gendarmes will quickly dampen your nefarious plans for a cheeky hot-lap … and yet you only have visit this tiny billionaires’ playground just the once to totally understand why a road trip to Monaco is still a bucket list adventure for any true motorsport fan.

But the best thing of all is that you can fly in on a budget airline and rent a spunky little runabout to experience F1’s most charismatic street circuit for the price of a UK trackday on some windswept Cold War aerodrome. However, flying easyJet ‘hand luggage only’ does mean you’ll need to pack light. Luckily for you our good chums at T-lab have knocked up the perfect bit of clobber (and fitting souvenir) for your visit to these sun-kissed Mediterranean promenades and that hallowed two-miles of tortuous tarmac.


Test Ultime is T-lab’s tribute to the institution that is the Circuit de Monaco, and part of their ongoing series of race track celebrations. With its steep changes in elevation, tight corners, ominous Armco and no run-off areas it has often been described as the ‘Ultimate Test’ of an F1 driver; or as Nelson Picquet once put it, ‘like trying to ride a bicycle around your living room’. Despite (or perhaps because of) all this, Monaco remains a firm favourite with F1 fans, with its palpable aura of history, glamour and excitement.

Two colour screen print onto navy 100% cotton shirts are available in sizes to fit all aspiring racing driver’s physiques, from karting whippersnappers (S) to NASCAR lardy-tubs (XL). Buy yours here:

About The Author

Darryl can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus when he isn’t snapping and scribbling for various print magazines or producing the book on road tripping or tally-ho adventurers. As an occasional presenter on CBS's Carfection YouTube channel, his other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dabbling in grassroots motorsport.

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