Sporting action will shift to Monaco between May 26 and May 29, 2016 as the Monaco Grand Prix will be held in this seaside country
Sporting action will shift to Monaco between May 26 and May 29, 2016 as the Monaco Grand Prix will be held in this seaside country. One of the most glamorous and expensive events in the world, this race ranks high on the Formula One schedule calendar. The Formula One Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious automotive races in the world, raced on the Circuit de Monaco around the glamorous streets of the principality. Thousands of spectators from all over the world flock to the wealthy location to see the race every year.
The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1929 much before the current World Championships. The first race was set up by Anthony Noghes who wanted the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) to be granted a global status, but it soon became a popular event and had outgrown its original purpose. The invitation-only race was won by French driver William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti Type 35B.
Nico Rosberg has won the last three editions of the Monaco Grand Prix, racing for Mercedes. Other recent winners include Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing RB8 Renault) in 2012, Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing RB7 Renault) in 2011 and Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing RB6 Renault) in 2010.
The fastest cars will complete the two-mile lap around the Monte Carlo circuit in about 75 seconds.