Monaco Grand Prix is among the oldest and most prestigious automotive racing events worldwide. Along with Indianapolis 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans, it shapes the Triple Crown of Motorsports. And is probably the most spectacular of them all.
Held since 1929 on the streets of Monaco where the rich and famous spend their fortune in Casino de Monte Carlo, this competition is extremely difficult because of the terrain elevation, tight corners, and the dark tunnel. The first race was won by William Grover-Williams with its dark green Bugatti Type 35B that outrun Mercedes-Benz SSK driven by Rudolf Caracciola.
Because of its narrow track, slow average speeds and punishing nature, Monaco F1 has often thrown up unexpected results. The ability to watch the competition from a rooftop swimming pool or at some of the yachts in the harbor is turning Monaco Grand Prix into even more exclusive motorsports event. The most successful pilot on the streets of Monte Carlo is still Ayrton Senna with 6 wins, five of them consecutively between 1989 and 1993. Graham Hill, the man who started driving at the very late age of 24 has 5 victories, just like Michael Schumacher.
It is true that the Monaco Grand Prix is a motorsports institution largely because of the Monaco Royal Family. Starting with Louis II who supported its first edition, continuing with Rainier III noted car enthusiast and followed by his son Albert II, the Grimaldi family left an inimitable imprint of the European automotive culture.
This very Monaco Grand Prix art is created by Joel Clark with his unique technique of hand cut vinyl. At Simply Petrol we are more than happy to give you access to this exceptional art, created by an intriguing artist.