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Grand prix Monaco: countdown to the race

The Monaco Grand Prix is a legendary stage in the Formula One World Championship. The last edition was watched by almost a billion television viewers in 170 countries. It was an exceptional audience for a legendary race, one of the three that makes up the "Triple Crown" – along with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 – won by only one driver, British man Graham Hill, in 1972.

Since it was first held in 1929, it has become considered a legendary race, a status reinforced by the feats and drama it has seen. It is a narrow, urban track, laid out especially for the racing drivers, that runs beneath balconies, alongside the port, and through the tunnel. For a few weeks, the tranquil Principality of Monaco is transformed into a giant paddock, entirely devoted to motor racing.

Monegasque racing driver, Charles Leclerc, aged 23, currently racing for Ferrari and the winner of 2 races in 2019, a young novice motorsport marshal, the head of superstructures, the President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, and last but not least Prince Albert of Monaco will tell us all about this wild adventure and take us back through the preparations for the event, from their very start, three months before the race, and up to the day before the qualifying sessions.

Direction: Nicolas Jaillard

Production: Patrick Spica Production for Canal+

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