Trackside view: up close on the streets of Monaco

Trackside view: up close on the streets of Monaco

Monte Carlo offers an unparalleled chance to watch Formula 1 drivers on the limit up close. Edd Straw took the opportunity to follow the action from inches away to see who is hot and who is less so around the principality

There is some wonderful footage of Monegasque racing legend Louis Chiron, winner of his home race in 1931, stalking the pavements of Monte Carlo during the Monaco Grand Prix.

This was not as a result of dropping out of a race, but in his capacity as clerk of the course, a position he took up after making his last (failed) attempt at qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix in 1958 at the record age of 58 years and 288 days.

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