Since its inception in 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has grown to become one of motor racing’s greatest events—on par with the 24 Hours of Le Mans (est. 1923) and the Indianapolis 500 (est. 1911).
It is not only the slowest and most difficult of all the World Formula One Championship races, but also one of the premier highlights of Europe’s annual social calendar.
The Monaco Grand Prix is conducted over the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, a circuit notorious for its snakelike layout and tight turns. Its famous tunnel is unique among racing challenges, and its winding streets leave little margin for error.
The Monaco circuit is such a test of drivers’ skills that safety concerns would prohibit it from being added to the Formula One schedule if it were not already an established Grand Prix.