Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco

Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco

Hard to make out from an aerial image but this is a challenging 3.3km street circuit dishing up a heady cocktail of armco barrier mayhem with royal glitz and glamour, all served up at the seaside. Established in 1929, it is considered to be the most prestigious automobile race in the world alongside followed by the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (the Triple Crown of Motorsport).

The track has seen very little revision over the years, due to its unique location, and famously Alberto Ascari even made it into the harbour in 1955. Featured extensively in the 1966 film Grand Prix, they even re-enacted a similar stunt for James Garner’s character. To give you a sense of what its like to drive around Monaco you can either try it out on Playstation, Xbox or listen to the wise words of Triple F1 champion Nelson Piquet “its like trying to cycle round your living room,” but added that “a win here was worth two anywhere else”.

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By Phil Clark

Hard to make out from an aerial image but this is a challenging 3.3km street circuit dishing up a heady cocktail of armco barrier mayhem with royal glitz and glamour, all served up at the seaside. Established in 1929, it is considered to be the most prestigious automobile race in the world alongside followed by the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (the Triple Crown of Motorsport).

The track has seen very little revision over the years, due to its unique location, and famously Alberto Ascari even made it into the harbour in 1955. Featured extensively in the 1966 film Grand Prix, they even re-enacted a similar stunt for James Garner’s character. To give you a sense of what its like to drive around Monaco you can either try it out on Playstation, Xbox or listen to the wise words of Triple F1 champion Nelson Piquet “its like trying to cycle round your living room,” but added that “a win here was worth two anywhere else”.

http://www.acm.mc/

By Phil Clark

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