2021 Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton secured his 100th pole position and claimed his third win in four races this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.

However, the next round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship returns to Monte-Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix on the weekend of 20th to 23rd May. The last time the Formula 1 teams raced at the Principality was back in 2019, as the pandemic caused the race to be postponed last year.

The Monaco Grand Prix actually predates the current World Championship. The first Grand Prix held in the principality was organised by Antony Noghès in 1929 through the Automobile Club de Monaco under Prince Louis II, who was president of the club at the time.

The first race was actually held on 14th April 1929 and was won by William Grover-Williams driving a works Bugatti Type 35B. The race itself was an invitation-only event, but not all of those invited attended.

Monaco is of course the race that all the drivers want to win, being the jewel in the F1 crown. Will Lewis Hamilton be able to triumph and make it three wins in a row or will Max Verstappen take his first Monaco Grand Prix win? Or perhaps a resurgent Ferrari and Charles Leclerc will give the Italian team a much needed and well deserved win?

Whatever the outcome of the race, it is sure to be a spectacular weekend filled with supercars and superyachts overlooking the race from the harbour.

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