The F1 Monaco Grand Prix is an annual car race held on the city circuit of Monaco. It runs through the districts of Monte Carlo and La Condamine in Monaco.
The first idea to organize a car race in Monaco came in the mid-1920s from Anthony Noghès. At his instigation, the first race took place on 14 April 1929. The race was first included in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1950 and was held regularly from 1955 to 2019. 2020 is the first time since 1954 that no Grand Prix will be held in Monaco. The race was completely canceled by the organizers in March 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The F1 Monaco Grand Prix, together with the 500 miles of Indianapolis and the 24 hours of Le Mans, is considered one of the three crowns (Grand Slam) of automobile racing.
No circuit on the Formula 1 Calendar can truly match the uniqueness, glamour, and challenge of the Monaco Grand Prix. From the casino square to the world’s most famous hairpin bend, through the tunnel and past the luxury yachts, Monte Carlo is a circuit full of legendary and historic curves.
The Principality’s narrow streets are extremely demanding for teams and drivers. The narrow race track offers hardly any opportunities for overtaking and is extremely difficult to master. For some drivers, a victory in Monaco means even more than winning the World Championship.
Besides the race, you should also use the time to discover Monaco. The glamorous Principality of Monaco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Although the Grand Prix is of course at the heart of the action, you should visit the sights of this city on the race-free Friday.