F1 Paddock Pass: Monaco Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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Formula 1 has a reputation for putting on a show, and there is arguably no better example of this than its annual blue-riband event: the Monaco Grand Prix.

The rich and the famous come out in force for one of the most exciting races on the calendar, as the imposing walls threaten to punish drivers who go beyond their limits when racing through the Monegasque streets.

Ahead of the race weekend, Will Buxton brings you all of the latest news and interviews from Monaco in the latest edition of NBC Sports’ original digital series, Paddock Pass.

In part one, Will speaks with NBCSN analyst Steve Matchett about the proposed changes to the technical regulations for the 2017 F1 season. Following the meeting of the F1 Strategy Group last week, big changes are on the agenda, so be sure to get the low down from our resident technical expert.

In part two, we hear from Lewis Hamilton following the announcement of his new $150m Mercedes contract. We find out what he plans to spend the money on, as well as getting his reaction to Kanye West’s enthusiasm about his music.

Valtteri Bottas speaks about his future in F1 with Ferrari thought to be vying for his services in 2016, whilst Jenson Button gives his say on the return of refuelling for 2017.