I’d be sad to see Monaco go.Interesting article.
Monaco was the perfect setting for the historic GP but is seriously lacking for today's wider, faster cars.
Sure, it’s produced largely precessional races since the late 60s but it’s also produced some great of the most memorable moments. Motor racing is about more than overtaking; the skills required to hoon an F1 car around Monaco are incredible. Qualifying is awesome; F1 cars on the edge.
Monaco moments in my time as an F1 fan; Jackie Stewart winning in the snow in 73. John Watson’s leading in the Brabham Alfa in 77 until his car broke, Patrese’s win a week after he let me sit in his Lancia at Silverstone, Mansell leading in the Lotus until he made a tiny error, Senna’s pole lap, Mansell chasing Senna, Panis’s win, Jenson forgetting to go up to the winners enclosure. Schumacher and Rosberg cheating. Lewis’s wins.
I’m fucked if I can remember anything much of the hundreds of Grand Prix run on Tilkedromes.