Several people are calling for the Monaco Grand Prix to be removed from the Formula 1 calendar, but Sunday’s race proved why that shouldn’t be the case.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of motorsport’s most iconic and historic races, held since 1929. However, over the past few years, there have been a number of people calling for it to be removed from racing Formula 1 the calendar went up.
The race is very unique compared to any other on the calendar in the entire history of Formula 1. In the last 12 races in Monaco, excluding the Sunday race, it averaged out fewest overtakes per race and most accidents per race, 10 and 3.2 respectively.
Monaco’s uniqueness means that interesting races are held quite regularly. While it may not provide fans with fast overtaking in the DRS zone as other circuits do, the track’s potential for unpredictability is what gives it an element of excitement.
Due to the narrow nature of the track, overtaking opportunities are limited. For this reason, he attaches more importance to the performances in the qualifiers. In many cases, drivers finished in their starting positions due to the lack of overtaking opportunities. So getting the best lap possible on Saturday is of the utmost importance.
In addition, the strategy chosen by the teams can decide their race. This includes what tires to start on, knowing the drivers and teams you will be competing against, and playing your cards properly when it comes to when to pit. Each driver has his own set-up and strategy, which affects the excitement of the race.
Monaco’s narrow streets always give Formula 1 fans what they want to see: yellow flags, safety cars and daring overtaking attempts.
We often see drivers brush against the barrier or make light contact with another car. The slightest touch can lead to damage to the car or yellow flag, which can have serious consequences and change the face of the race.
At Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, most of the race was pretty boring. But when it started to rain, the action picked up, making it much more interesting and dramatic. The sight of the drivers gliding around the corners on slick tires and going into the pits for intermediate tires provided fans with the excitement they had been longing for.
The Monaco Grand Prix, which is not so traditional, has made it so special and historic over the years. Rumors have been circulating for several years that she will be removed from the calendar. But a new three-year deal was signed in 2022, extending his stay on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2025, indicating many still see what’s so special about Monaco.