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Mark Webber's Monaco guide

Published 1030 GMT (1830 HKT) May 23, 2014
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"If they can't build a nice bit of road in Monaco where can they do it?" says Mark Webber, of the stunning Monte Carlo street circuit that is home to the Monaco Grand Prix. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
The prestigious race offers plenty of sightseeing as the F1 cars speed within inches of Monte Carlo's famous landmarks. "The drivers do see things from a very different perspective," says Webber. PATRICE COPPEE/AFP/GettyImages
The tunnel section of the race circuit gives the Monaco Grand Prix a sound all of its own. "The echo in the tunnel is very unique," explains Webber. Julian Finney/Getty Images
There is no room for error on the streets of Monte Carlo, as Felipe Massa found out in 2013 when he crashed his Ferrari at St. Devote. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
The late Ayrton Senna won the Monaco race a record six times, and Brazil's triple world champion says he entered a "trance-like" state while driving through the narrow streets Martti Kainulainen / Getty Images
The sweetest taste in Monaco is the champagne on the podium, as Mercedes' race winner Nico Rosberg -- who also lives in the principality -- found out in 2013. Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
"Generally we try to spray the police but they're a bit serious," says Webber, shown here taking aim during one of his champagne moments in Monaco. PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images
Just another day at the Monaco office for Webber as he shows Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Matt Damon round his Jaguar team garage in 2004. "You've got to have tried pretty hard to get away from the chaos," says Webber. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images
Glamorous guests can be a distraction at the Monaco Grand Prix... ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Webber, a winner in 2010 and 2012, is congratulated by Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco on the podium. "To win in Monaco is certainly worth a few victories," says the former Red Bull racer. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/GettyImages
If the cars and yachts get too much, a getaway on a bike is always an option, as shown by former team boss Eddie Jordan. Christian Fischer/Bongarts/Getty Images