Monaco in my mind

Monaco is race which holds many attractions for me. It’s supposed to be the most glamorous of the occasions of the calendar but that’s not really the thing that I find attractive about it. The thing about it for me is much more its unadulterated feel. The glamour has protected this race from change. This is certainly a race that has a preserved feel about it. Something in the glamour and the pomp and circumstances allows it to be so dangerous and get away with it. (Actually the fact that it seems so dangerous makes it safer than other races in some ways – people have been very well behaved here for many years because of its throwback feel).

My favourite memory is from a long while ago, ten years to be precise. It is one of the races that I remember above all else. Somehow because of my age and when I came to the sport this one race at Monaco stands out. It was the grand prix of 1996 and in that race only 4 drivers finished. And Olivier Panis won in a Ligier. It was an incredible race. If anyone has it on video I would love to see it.

I’m not sure it was my favourite race ever. It was a race that I just will probably remember forever.

What’s your favourite race of all time? I’ll try and decide on mine too.

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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