Why Monaco rams home the reality of F1’s hiatus

Why Monaco rams home the reality of F1’s hiatus


The Formula 1 fraternity has had time to get used to the realisation that things won’t be the same for a very long time to come. But the cancellation of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, the highlight of the F1 calendar, only makes that even more raw

Right about now, were it not for the coronavirus pandemic, a few lucky people (maybe even myself if the work load allowed), would have left the Monaco paddock by the harbour entrance, turned left along the waterfront and headed up to the outside of Rascasse to watch free practice.

From there, we would have turned right along the water’s edge, behind the huge grandstand and, with a knowing nod from the sunglasses-wearing security guards who checks you are wearing the right pass, entered the hallowed turf of trackside by the Swimming Pool.

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