It’s the anti-circuit par excellence, the antithesis of overtaking, the negation of aero efficiency, but not of drag! But there is also the weight of history, tradition and glamour. The only way to really understand the Monaco Grand Prix and we’re talking about the motor race, not the surrounding razzmatazz, is to spend at least a day at the side of the circuit, enjoying the mind-blowing imbalance between the narrowness of the track and the speed of the cars.
Then there’s the track, where, it is said, anything can happen, although the reality on so many occasions, at least in the race, is that nothing ever does. It’s the only track where the race length is under the regulation 305 kilometres.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Circuit de Catalunya, as the second practice session for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to continue evaluating the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.