Monaco Grand Prix

Monte Carlo, Monaco
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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 Noghès in 1929 and it is considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world.

The circuit's elevation shifts, tight corners and narrow course make it one of the trickiest in Formula One. It contains 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). While overtaking is notoriously difficult, the circuit's twists and turns favour the skill of the driver over the power of the cars.