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May 24, 2015 6:53 AM

The Latest: Glitz and glamor typify unique Monaco Grand Prix

The Associated Press

MONACO (AP) The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from the Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. We start with Formula One:


12:50 p.m. (1050 GMT)

Glitz and glamour are part of any Formula One race, but never more so than at the Monaco Grand Prix, its showcase event where movie stars bump shoulders with royalty and sports celebrities and hopefully take in some top-class racing as well.

As always, fans have flocked to the picturesque Principality to soak up the atmosphere at the most unique event in F1, a street-circuit race which sees drivers go past the Monte Carlo casino, famous boutiques and some of the most expensive real estate in the world.

Raucous crowds gather around the glittering harbor, while others prefer to seek a good vantage point in the surrounding hills perched just underneath Prince Albert's huge palace.

More privileged spectators have a free view while drinking champagne on their luxury yachts.

In this rich playground, it's a case of the haves and the have yachts.


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