The Monaco Grand Prix circuit is an iconic street race located in the small city-state of Monaco on the French Riviera. Laid out on narrow, winding city streets, the circuit has been a Formula One race staple since 1950.
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Monaco: Interesting Facts
Nearest track of a similar category is Circuit Paul Ricard (141 kilometers away).
- The Circuit de Monaco is the most challenging race track on the Formula One calendar.
- The lap time for the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the slowest of the season due to its tight, twisty nature.
- The Monaco track has no run-off areas, meaning if a driver makes a mistake it is likely to end their race.
- The Monaco Grand Prix is run on a narrow circuit that resembles nothing like any other Grand Prix course.
- The Monaco Grand Prix is the oldest race in the Formula One World Championships and has been held annually since 1929.
- In 1984 the race was declared the first wet-weather race in Grand Prix history.
- The Monaco Grand Prix race circuit features 19 turns and a tunnel, the only one on the Formula One calendar.
- The Monaco GP circuit is the only track on the Formula One calendar to be run on public roads.
- The Monaco GP is considered to be the most glamorous race on the Formula One calendar.
- The circuit has two of the longest straights in Formula One, allowing drivers to reach top speeds of around 160mph.