It was created as to bring international prestige to the Principality.
Sixteen drivers participated in that inaugural race, including Rudolf Caracciola, René Dreyfus, Philippe Étancelin and William Charles Frederick Grover-Williams.
That first race was won by Grover-Williams racing a Bugatti Type 35B.
I decided to create an artwork showing him in his Bugatti, and had a B&W photo as reference. I did the art on blue paper, as most often Bugatti's were in French racing blue.
After starting the art, I found out that he was racing in British racing green, so I used a yellow marker on the blue paper to get the green.
A happy mistake!