Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/5/14

IMOLA, ITALY - APRIL 23: A general view of the engine cover on the Jordan, depicting an image of Ayrton Senna is seen during the practise session prior to the San Marino F1 Grand Prix on April 23, 2004, at the San Marino circuit in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
On Sunday, Formula 1 held one of its most heralded and storied events, the Monaco Grand Prix. Looking over the list of past winners, you find names like the late great Ayrton Senna, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jackie Stewart. Sunday’s race would add another entry to the history books, but at the same time, it raised a question or two. The Monaco Grand Prix has long been a signature event for Formula 1. The setting is beyond perfect as an analog for the sport itself. Beset on all sides by celebrities, millionaire playboys, and breathtaking vistas, Monaco is the standard bearer for all that Formula 1 represents. I have to wonder, however, if the sport has perhaps outgrown this particular circuit. First, Sunday’s race, while not devoid of drama, was somewhat anticlimactic, if not downright boring. Yes, there were several crashes, and even a resulting grid penalty for Romain Grosjean, who will be docked 10 grid places at the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks. There was even some early drama between teammates, as Max Chilton was closely watched by his team’s head mechanic due to his being slower than his teammate, Jules Bianchi. All of the drama, however, [...]
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