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Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix 2012 Preview

Round Six of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship takes place this weekend in the tiny principality of Monaco.

The Monaco Grand Prix has been held every year since 1955, and winners include all-time greats such as Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Graham Hill. The jewel in F1's crown, this is the one race every driver wants to win.

It's also the one race which, after such a huge push toward improved safety in recent years, shouldn't really be on the calendar. Walls surround the entire track, there's very little run-off and the circuit is hardly suitable for a Ford Focus, let alone an F1 car.

Triple world champion Nelson Piquet famously described the track as similar to "riding a bicycle around your living room," and ...

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