The Circuit de Monaco runs through the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, around Monaco harbour. The first Monaco Grand Prix was organised by Anthony Noghs in 1929, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races on the planet.
The first Grand Prix of Monaco was won by William Grover-Williams, then followed by others great names like Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Fangio, Graham Hill.
It’s the slowest and the toughest of the World Formula 1 Championship.
The Grand Prix of Monaco is a great mythological race that all of the pilots dream to win on the racetrack of the Principality.
The circuit’s elevations shifts, tight corners and a narrow course make it one of the trickiest in Formula One. It features both the slowest corner in the sport – the Grand Hotel hairpin, taken at just 50kph (31mph) and one of the quickest (the flat out kink in the tunnel, three turns beyond the hairpin, taken at 260kph (160mph).
Coming to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco is one moment unforgettable that you must prepare and expect.
Today the Grand Prix of Monaco is globally known even by the least excited of motor sport and after modification on the initial track (turn Sainte – Devote, the turn of the restaurant La Rascasse), the circuit measures currently 3, 367 km. Due to its length the Grand Prix is limited to 78 turns.
It really is in 1929, on April 14th at 13:30, under the honorary Presidency of S.A.S. the Prince Louis II that the Grand Prix of Monaco was born thanks in particular to President Anthony Noghes who showed a powerful will in order to be able to organize in the smallest European state (after the Vatican) an occasion of this scale. His idea strongly supported by the Prince Louis II could possibly be concretized thanks to its support and motivation of the famed pilot Monegasque, Louis Chiron.
Because even a small mistake in the streets of-the principality is critical to win in Monaco is hard.
While overtaking is notoriously difficult, the circuit’s twists and turns favour the ability of the driver over the strength of the cars.
In 2012 Mark Webber made it three victories in a row for Red Bull Racing.