Serving up a few Monaco memories

Serving up a few Monaco memories

Tony Dodgins looks back at his first working Monaco GP in 1986, when tyres were a much bigger issue than today. And he recalls watching the race with tennis star Mats Wilander's grannyÂ…

To some hard-core fans of real racing, the Monaco weekend is something to be got through. Kind of 'let's get it out of the way and return to real tracks and the proper stuff'.

But it's still magical and if you haven't seen it and can do so, you should. It was brought home to me again this year when I was with a friend's daughter and her partner on the Thursday. It probably helped that they hadn't seen or heard a grand prix car up close, but they thought it was another world.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c