The Principality plays host to F1

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Updated: May 25, 2012

Round 6 for the Formula 1 Championships takes place this weekend through the streets of The Principality, in the one race on the yearly calender that every driver dreams of winning. The Monaco Grand Prix sums up the real glitz and glamour of the sport, as the worlds rich and famous indulge in the millionaires paradise over a weekend of motor racing and luxury.

The race was first held way back in 1929, and remains the most prestigious.It is also part of motor racing’s holy grail alongside Le Mans and the Daytona 24 hour. Only one driver has ever won all three, and that honour belongs to former world champion and 5 times winner at Monaco Graham Hill.

The great Ayrton Senna has won on more occasions than any other, having stood at the top of the podium on no less than 6 occasions, while McLaren are the constructors kings with 15 race wins.

This year sees the teams arriving off the start of one of the most tightly fought championships in years with 5 different winners from the first 5 races, so its anybodies guess who will triumph.

The starting grid consists of 8 different winners, 7 times world champion Michael Schumacher leading the pack on 5 wins. Fernando Alonso is gunning for a hat-rick while Hamilton, Button, Raikkonen, Vettel and Webber will all be looking to repeat their previous success through the streets.

Strap yourselves in this is always a good race weekend!