Monaco is a wonderful challenge. I can still visualise every inch of the track in my head, even though it has been three years since I last raced there.
What makes it so special is that it's not changed too much since the first grand prix there. It is an incredible feeling climbing the hill to Casino Square, allowing the car to find its own line when it's tracking over the undulations. There's nowhere that it's flat out like Eau Rouge, but while that gives you an adrenaline rush through one corner, at Monaco you get it for the whole lap.
Coulthard was a Monaco winner twice during his F1 career © LAT
Track knowledge is crucial. There are certain corners - Tabac for example - where you can turn in what seems impossibly early, but the momentum of the car will mean you understeer away from the apex. You need to do it to find the final few tenths and some never manage it. It's a leap of faith.
In terms of pure achievement, I felt a greater sense of pride winning the Monaco Grand Prix twice than even my home grand prix at Silverstone.
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