Sunday, May 29 | Circuit of Monaco – Monte Carlo
The paradox of the most famous car race in the world is that the Formula 1 would not have the same charm without this race but, at the same time, if it were proposed as a new race today, this would be rejected for obvious reasons related to logistics and safety. Monte Carlo can only boast of a Formula 1 driver here born – Louis Chiron – whose best result, right here and in the category, was a third place in 1950. He is remembered more for his famous moves in waving the checkered flag than for his results on the track, whereas became Director of the Monaco race around the Sixties.
This is the only race that has not a real podium and the first three drivers are taken to the Royal Box, at the side of the track, from which the Grimaldi family has always watched the race and where – at the end – has always delivered the trophies to winners.
It is since 1929 that the Automobile Club of Monaco organizes the Grand Prix of this city. The circuit is drawn directly on the streets of the small territory of the Principality of Monaco, which extends over a narrow coastal strip that, in some places, has an elevation almost vertical. The Monaco Grand Prix is part of the Formula 1 World Championship and is considered the slowest, as well as the toughest. In fact, on this track and with a top speed of over 300 km / h, the slightest mistake can be fatal. This is precisely because of the challenge posed by these difficulties that many riders dream of competing at the Grand Prix of Monaco, whose prize list include big names like Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Fangio or Graham Hill.
Watching the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is an unforgettable experience. In the early days of the event free or qualification tests are carried out, while the last day the actual race takes place, with its 78 rounds.