Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Monaco Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Monaco

Photos: P. Poulailler

unused, from 2009

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The Monaco Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige."

The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, it is a dangerous place to race. It is the only Grand Prix that does not adhere to the FIA's mandated 305 km minimum race distance.
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 one more postcard ....

Monaco 2009
21 - 22 - 23 - 24 Mai (May)
Formula 1

unused

4 comments:

Fa Bienne said...

And just 3 days before the departure of the Grand Prix of Monaco 2013!

Brenda Perez said...

Have you seen the Grand Prix of Monaco? I would love to go to Monaco again, but only to eat at the Cafe de Paris one more time. yummy

Johan Ockerman said...

Superb cards,looking forward to sunday : GP of Monaco & 500 miles of Indianapolis !!

Brenda Perez said...

a few years ago Pepsi gave my husband two tickets to the Box seats of theirs at the Daytona 500, but one of our kids was doing something that day, so we didn't go. Now we are empty nesters and can go, but have no tickets. Oh well. I'm not a racing fan anyway, but I would like to go to one just to see what it is like.