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Gears, Glitz and Glam at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

Gears, Glitz and Glam at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

The last weekend of May 2016 saw the world’s rich and famous converging in the Principality of Monaco during one of the most exhilarating sporting events in the world. It was of course the 74th Monaco Grand Prix, where the action on the streets of Monaco remains one of the biggest talking points of the Formula One calendar. The Monaco circuit sees drivers clock the fastest lap speeds of all Grand Prix racetracks – approximately one minute and seventeen seconds. Avid spectators and revellers alike enjoyed the race, as Lewis Hamilton eventually dominated the circuit, winning by an impressive seven seconds and in a total time of just under two hours. While it was the race that captured the attention of the international media, the world’s second smallest country welcomed thousands of pleasure-seeking personalities, proving it’s not all about the gears but also about the glitz and glam. Here are…