A bizarre story has filtered from the Formula 1 paddock, and it’s not to do with this weekend’s race.
Whoever thought it would be a good idea to place two diamonds on the nose of a Formula 1 car, ripping around the streets of Monaco?
Well, in 2004 for the movie premiere of Ocean’s Twelve, movie producers decided to place diamonds worth $300,000 on the front of Austrian driver Christian Klein’s Jaguar.
Of course traditionally on an opening lap at Monaco, the car was involved in a crash and the diamonds were – well, nowhere to be seen.
Due to strict FIA Formula 1 regulations, the team were not allowed to search the track hours after the race.
No one knows what happened to the diamonds – however it is to be believed that a lucky spectator found the sparkling rock.
According to script writer Doug DeMuro, the diamonds were not insured.
Written by Loren Hazelwood. @LorenHazelwood