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Monaco Grand Prix: Origin of the Species

As we come up on the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, it is worth noting that the Magic of Monaco really has its roots in the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix 60 years ago, when Grand Prix racing began its transformation into Formula One. The 1958 race in the 'sunny place for shady people,' as Somerset Maugham called Monte Carlo, took place on May 18, 1958, and the glamour component of Monaco was already in the air. Prince Rainier had married 26 year-old American actress Grace Kelly on April 18, 1956, and just two months before the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix, Princess Grace kept her part of the royal bargain and gave birth to Prince Albert on March 14, 1958, a son and thus an heir for Prince Rainier. It was very...
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