Monaco is probably the most famous race of the season, taking place on a street circuit in the Principality. It is also the slowest and least abrasive circuit of the year. Tyre wear is low: mechanical grip and high levels of low-speed downforce are very important here. Overtaking is nearly impossible, putting the emphasis on qualifying. With limited run-off areas and a high risk of incidents the safety car has often influenced the race outcome at this track in the past.