And that’s what I love about Monaco. They track is so unique and demanding that it brings the best in drivers. Over the years there have been many spectacular moments in formula one history from this very track. Many people have recently watched that brilliant movie rush and probably have the notion that Hunt and Lauda were the ultimate rivals. But in my opinion the ultimate rivalry was between Senna and Prost especially on the Monaco Grand-prix. 1984 to 1993 has been dubbed as the Senna-Prost era simply because during that time the race was won by either of the two drivers. The rivalry was that intense which spectacular brought out some spectacular racing. And it’s the same even with the racing today. Let me give you an idea on what I am on about. In the Circuit diagram below, do you see corners 10 and 11? That is the Nouvelle Chicane. A person who isn’t very well versed in formula probably will look at that small bump in the map and think it is insignificant.
While that happened (during the red flag halt), There was an issue with Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez. Alonso cut the very same corner earlier and gained a position above Perez. In my opinion Perez came out of the tunnel too fast and came too close to Alonso. If Alonso hadn’t cut that corner, there would have been a crash between the two of them leading to the crash thus losing their points for that race. Alonso made a good judgment call to risk giving up the position than to lose points. In the end the race stewards gave the position back to Perez.
Monaco is a wonderful place especially for a formula one fan. It’s number one on my list of places to visit after Bali and New Zealand. As soon as I find 6000 Euros lying around, I am packing my bags and heading for race weekend on the French Riviera. Amazing scenery, beautiful women in bikinis, incredible food, amazing weather and I get to see the Monaco grand-prix in the most stylish place on earth, what’s not to like?