Following the Spanish conquest by Fernando Alonso in Barcelona, Formula 1’s next destination is a short hop up the Mediterranean coast to the azure waters of Monte Carlo. The streets of the seaside principality of Monaco host round six of the season, arguably the biggest and most prestigious event of the year.
What le Tour de France is to cycling, the Superbowl is to American football, the Indianapolis 500 to Indycar, Wrestlemania to wrestling entertainment, the Monaco Grand Prix is to Formula 1. The race is one of the oldest events on the calendar, and indeed the longest running Grand Prix to be held on the same circuit. And coupled with the setting in the millionaires’ playground that is Monte Carlo, the blue riband event invariably is unparalleled in terms of glamour and atmosphere surrounding the race.