Are you passionate about car racing and consider that you knew everything about the Monaco Grand Prix? Maybe not… For the 90th anniversary of the creation of this prestigious international event, sports commentator Stuart Codling is publishing a beautiful book that will be a milestone.

April 14, 1929. The Automobile Club of Monaco organizes the first Monaco Grand Prix, with the agreement of S.A.S Prince Louis II of Monaco. The race was won by William Grover-Williams and his Bugatti. The world did not know that the Principality’s Grand Prix would quickly become one of the most prestigious car races and especially sports cars since 1952. A journey that the sports commentator Stuart Codling reports in a beautiful book, Monaco Grand Prix, the life, already published in English last spring, but that will now be released in French on September 18th.

Exceptional photos

He tells the story of this very first race, the route carved through the streets of the Principality, which was considerably complex and dangerous. We find all the atmospheric qualities of the Belle-Epoque, a carefree spell between the two wars, until our time where athletes such as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg reign triumphant. The book provides a glimpse of many rare and black and white and color photographs spanning several themes: why Monaco, how this race was created, the big stars who ran the Grand Prix, and the race’s most beautiful cars… Each page is filled with anecdotes, documented texts, and laid out to appeal to both the general public, race fan, or layman.

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.