The Monaco GP preview

The Monaco GP preview

It may be impossible to overtake, it may be more of an 'event' than a race, but the prospect of driving 180mph Formula 1 cars through the streets of Monte Carlo is still one of the key spectacles in grand prix racing, says Edd Straw

After two weeks of ferocious off-track political wrangling, what better place to return Formula 1's focus to racing – the bit that motorsport is really about –

than the Monaco Grand Prix? The classic venue is almost an ever-present on the world championship calendar, the streets of Monte Carlo have played host to grand prix racing on and off since 1929.

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