No man is an island, but one of the greatest races in motorsports history takes place on an island, stretching man and machine to the extreme.
If the Monaco Grand Prix were proposed today, it would never be allowed under FIA regulations. And yet, it arguably is considered one of the most, if not the most, important races in the Formula One World Championship. it's been a part of the racing action since the 1950s, unlike some Grands Prix that are sometimes included, yet other seasons aren't. People watch the race in big numbers on television, while being able to see it in person is expensive, to say the least.
There are other road courses in the F1 World Championship, but few make drivers and constructors push the limits of their capabilities quite like Monaco. Part of the reason why is the narrow streets on the island, and the fact that they snake about while gaining and losing elevation quickly. There really is no other circuit quite like it.
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