The inaugural Monaco Grand Prix was run in 1929, and the circuit and race have undergone very little changes this then.
However, the drivers will be faced with some new challenges this weekend as the faster and wider cars mean the walls and curbs will seem closer than before.
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As Motorsport.com F1 Editor Jon Noble noted on Twitter, these are no small curbs we’re talking about. This new curb at the exit of the Swimming Pool is designed to stop cars from cutting the chicane, but could pose problems if a car does hit and becomes airborne.
For the three drivers that are able to safely and successfully navigate the narrow streets of Monaco fastest on Sunday, there is a new podium that awaits them after the checkered flag. Instead of standing trackside and celebrating with their teams, the drivers will now ascend up to a newly-installed podium much like they would at a typical F1 race.