08 June 2023
Since its inception in 1929, the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix has captivated motorsport enthusiasts worldwide, standing as a testament to the perfect marriage of speed and glamour.
Prince Louis II of Monaco envisioned a motorsport event to showcase the principality’s allure on an international stage. Thus, the Monaco Grand Prix was born in 1929.
Monaco’s tight and twisty layout presents a unique challenge for F1 drivers. Nelson Piquet famously compared driving in Monaco to ‘riding a bicycle around your living room’.
Overtaking at F1’s shortest track is virtually impossible.
Ayrton Senna holds the record for most wins at Monaco with six triumphs.
Graham Hill has five.
Michael Schumacher also has five victories.
Alain Prost has four wins.
Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Max Verstappen have three conquests.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have each won twice.
Sergio Perez took his first Monaco win in 2022.
It is widely considered one of the world’s most important and prestigious automobile races.
Formula 1 will continue to race in Monaco until at least 2025, following a new contract agreed in September 2022.
The new contract is likely to have been on much-improved terms for F1, which had made clear that it was ready to walk away from Monaco if concessions were not made.
Let’s hope H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s vision is as clear as his great-grandfather, Prince Louis II of Monaco.