What’s So Special About The Monaco Grand Prix?
Forget the glitz and the glamor: Monaco is special these days for reasons you may not expect. The oldest circuit in Formula 1, it’s been a fixture of the Grand Prix calendar since 1929 and run on a route largely unchanged from its original layout—one of the few chances to see such powerful cars in the tight confines of a city.
I have a theory that goes something like this: a large reason people are turning away from racing has to do with the width of the tracks and how close the cameras are able to get to the action. It may seem trivial, but think about it: with the advent of the GoPro, automotive enthusiasts are used to seeing cameras stuffed everywhere while the action is going on.
With cameramen now farther away from the action due to the width of the track, many races seem less exciting, in my opinion. But every year, I find Monaco becomes more exciting for this very reason: it’s the closest we can get to seeing a modern car race around a historic circuit.
Why do you watch the Monaco Grand Prix?