Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
The Monaco GP presents drivers and teams with a unique challenge, best illustrated by the fact that in 1996, only four cars took the chequered flag. One would be hard pushed to find a labyrinth of streets less suited to the current Formula 1 cars. But the appeal of the Principality is unique and winning this race is up there with taking the world title. The majority of corners are taken in low gear, but the Monegasque track is also home to the fastest corner on the calendar, the tunnel, which has such a slight curve that, for most drivers it is regarded pretty much as a straight. On the 3.340 kilometres of the streets of the Principality, Ferrari has won eight times, but more importantly, this was the venue of the team’s Formula 1 debut, in the second round of the 1950 season. The first win came in 1955, thanks to Maurice Trintignant, the last was in 2001 with Michael Schumacher.