Dodgy Business: An event to savour

Dodgy Business: An event to savour

Some might argue that this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix promises to be a Jenson Button/Brawn GP whitewash, but Tony Dodgins argues it could be the most wide open race ever around the Principality

The Monaco Grand Prix is a fantastic event. 'Event' because we all know you can't race around the streets of Monte Carlo but it's never dull. Just as a nil-nil draw can be an absorbing game of football, Monaco holds the attention like few other grands prix. More than any other race it seems to 'build' – possibly because, with no running on a Friday, it's a day longer.

The Cote D'Azur starts with a natural advantage – the light. Step off the plane and the vibrancy and feel-good factor hits you straight away. You can see why so many great painters came here and never left. Sure, the billionaires and the Bentleys help, but it's much more than that. The Cannes Film Festival wouldn't work in Manchester…

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