Every two years, two weeks before the Formula One cars of the Monaco Grand Prix take to the infamously difficult 3.34km track, Monaco plays host to the spectacular ghosts of Grand Prix past. On 9th May this year, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique came round again, and reminded all of us why it's widely considered the greatest historic track event going.
Steeped in history, but also wealth and luxury, it's no surprise that Monaco's two Grand Prix attract swarms of rich and famous - or that Monaco's national drink is champagne. Nestled between the slopes of Mont Agel and the Mediterranean coast, and littered with Roman and Renaissance architecture, the setting could not be more picturesque, or more fitting. Since 1929, the many in the racing world have looked to Monaco as the pinnacle of the Formula One season.