Why it doesn't matter if the Monaco GP is 'boring'

Why it doesn't matter if the Monaco GP is 'boring'

Year after year Monaco weathers calls from fans for it to lose its place on the Formula 1 calendar for being too boring. But in a time when so many classic tracks are slipping away, the iconic circuit should be protected more than ever

There were only two passes for position during the Monaco Grand Prix after the opening lap - both were by Charles Leclerc and one of them was the failed attempt to overtake Nico Hulkenberg that ultimately led to the Ferrari driver's retirement.

Cue the usual complaints that Monaco should not be on the world championship calendar that are almost as old as the hills the city state clings to.

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