Behind the scenes at Monaco
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Behind the scenes at Monaco

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AUTOSPORT's group F1 editor Jonathan Noble brings more tales from the paddock after the Monaco Grand Prix weekend

After a few years when the bite of the global recession meant it was not the 'done thing' to be wined and dined in such glamorous settings, the Monaco Grand Prix returned to its full glory in 2011.

The harbour was packed with the mega yachts of the world's rich and famous, the bars and restaurants of the Principality buzzed late into the night as fans flocked to the event and F1 was treated to one of the street circuit's best races - even though there was a general feeling of having been robbed because of the tyre swaps allowed after the red flag.

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