CREDIT SUISSE UNVEILS THE 1ST CREDIT SUISSE HISTORIC RACING FORUM AT GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE 2012 Credit Suisse is pleased to announce that it will host the 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum on May 11 at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which takes place on May 11-13, 2012.
Credit Suisse Drivers Club to provide a central meeting point for racers, VIPs and mediaTantalizing "Is historic racing better than Formula 1?" debate to kick-start 2012 event
Credit Suisse, which is entering the second year of its partnership with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, will hold the 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum at its Drivers Club on the morning of Friday, May 11, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. This year’s discussion, entitled "Is historic racing better than Formula 1?", will be preceded by a special Media Breakfast at 9:00 am, offering journalists the chance to mingle before what is expected to be an engaging debate.
This thought-provoking debate will involve a panel of leading motoring authorities, including F1 Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jochen Mass, two-round winner of the World Sportscar Championship, Alain de Cadenet, former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro, and Grand Prix de Monaco Historique’s most successful competitor, Duncan Dayton. The session, which will be moderated by renowned motoring journalist Simon Taylor, is set to produce a wide array of opinions from the members of the panel. In what is likely to be a lively affair, journalists will have the chance to mingle with the panelists following the discussion. After the Forum at 10:30 am, there will be a unique photo call with some well-known names from the historic racing world at the Credit Suisse Drivers Club.
Jochen Mass commented: "I have attended the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique for a number of years and it’s a wonderful event. To me, it is one of the main events in the historic racing calendar with some phenomenal racing – I am looking forward to getting back there and taking part in this debate."
The Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum constitutes one small part of the programme for this year’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The Credit Suisse Drivers Club forms Credit Suisse’s ongoing commitment to classic car racing, an association that began back in 2004 when it hosted two exclusive rallies for the first time. Credit Suisse then went on to nurture partnerships with leading international historic motor sport events: the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Goodwood Revival.
This year’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is set to be one of the best to-date with drivers from 20 different countries participating. Heading the field will be American driver Duncan Dayton, in addition to a number of celebrity drivers, including Tony Smith, manager of the band Genesis, and Nick Mason, Pink Floyd’s drummer, both of whom will be driving racing cars from their own collections.