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Issue #569: Curse broken!

This week's issue kicks off with the jewel in the Formula 1 crown, aka the Monaco Grand Prix. After a sensational qualifying session and a less-than-sensational race, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc broke his Monaco curse to take his sixth F1 victory and his long-awaited first at his home circuit. Graham Harris and Taylor Powling report on the emotional victory while James Moy snapped glorious images from trackside.

Stateside, the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 suffered a setback thanks to the weather. Kevin Dejewski waited patiently trackside to report and snap images as the start was delayed but we should have the full report uploaded by the time you read this e-mail and if not check back later!

There were no delays in MotoGP however and Henry Cheal was on hand to report from the sunny Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the likes of Jorge Martin, Pecco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez and Aleix Espargaro who went wheel-to-wheel in front of a jubilant crowd.

There was more four-wheeled single-seater action in Asia as the FIA Formula E World Championship made its bow in Shanghai with a double-header. Formula E Editor Jack Smith covered the all-electric action as the title fight continues to develop.

In this week's Start Your Engines, Deputy Editor Dan Lawrence ponders what needs to change to reinvigorate the Monaco Grand Prix. Meanwhile F1 wasn't alone in Monaco however and Shayni Solanki reported on the exciting Formula 2 and Formula 3 action around the principality.

The South African Rally Raid Championship continued this past weekend with the Vryheid 400 and Rally Editor David Ledbitter was on hand to report and capture one of the toughest instalments yet in this year's championship. David's been busy this past weekend, as he also brings you an extensive preview of the next instalment of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Italia Sardegna.

Motorsport's favourite agony aunt Carla is back once again and this week Carla tackles the tough subject of commercialising tragedy in today's Formula 1.