Monaco Grand Prix
Twisting and turning through the streets of Monte Carlo, The Monaco Grand Prix is the ultimate motor-racing event.
The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is required to win in Monte Carlo, facets which highlight the differences between the great and the good in Formula One.
The Armco barrier-lined circuit leaves no margin for error, demanding more concentration that any other Formula One track. Cars run with maximum downforce and brakes are worked hard. Overtaking is next to impossible so qualifying in Monaco is more critical than at any other Grand Prix.
The Portier corner is key to achieving a good lap time around Monaco. It is preceded by the Loews hairpin, the slowest corner in Formula One, and followed by the tunnel, one of the few flat-out sections of the track. Some great names have ended their races in the barriers here, most notably Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
The meandering 77-lap race track provides spectators with the chance to observe the race whilst soaking up the luxurious atmosphere. However, the Monaco Grand Prix is not just about the race; the harbour, the yachts, the scenery and the glamour are what make it such a wonderful event.
To win in Monaco places a driver's name on a list that includes many of history's all-time greats.
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