As the 2012 Monte Carlo weekend is about the kick off, I’d like to ask fellow F1 fans, what does the Monaco GP mean to you?
By that I mean, what are your fondest memories of previous races? Have you ever been to the Grand Prix? Or whose is the greatest victory around the principality?
If you are wondering what the slightly odd subtitle to this post means, well let me explain. Watching the 2008 Monaco GP when it was throwing it down with rain, I was desperately nervous watching Lewis Hamilton dance the McLaren around out in the lead. I knew the slightest of mistakes would prove costly and when he whacked the wall coming out of Tabac, my initial reaction was to repetitively scream “NO!” I honestly thought he’d thrown it away. Even he probably thought he had at that moment. As he limped round to the pits and it became clear a strategy change could work in his favour, those screams immediately changed to “YES!”
I’ll obviously never forget Monaco 1996 when Olivier Panis won brilliantly and only 3 cars finished. I was heartbroken at the time that Damon Hill’s engine blew up in the tunnel earlier in that race – but it proved to be a whacky day around the streets and the final result was great for F1.
Now it’s your turn – what does the Monaco GP mean to you?
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