The world's fastest game of chess

The world's fastest game of chess

The Monaco Grand Prix was, as is usually the case, a game of chess. But, as Adam Cooper explains, it was a fascinating one that in the end provided a dramatic climax and the first six cars covered by as many seconds

As ever the Monaco Grand Prix was a complex game of chess, with the pieces put in place after qualifying and the teams charged with the job of moving them around the board at the right time on Sunday afternoon.

There might not have been any overtaking at the front – not that there ever is at Monaco – but the 70th edition of the race was a fascinating affair, with four teams involved in the fight at the sharp end.

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