The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it’s considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
1933: in 1933 Monaco was ranked alongside the French, Belgian, Italian, and Spanish Grands Prix. It was the first Grand Prix where grid positions were decided by practice time rather than the established method of balloting. The race saw Achille Varzi and Tazio Nuvolari exchange the lead many times before being settled in Varzi’s favour on the final lap when Nuvolari’s car caught fire.
The prestigious race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it probably the most demanding track in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, it is a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car. It is the only Grand Prix that does not adhere to the FIA’s mandated 305-kilometre (190-mile) minimum race distance.
1964: The race was won by Graham Hill, who had also won the year before.
1967: Won that year by New Zealander Denny Hulme.
1971: Won by Jackie Stewart, his second of three victories.
1975: The first of two victories by Austrian Niki Lauda
1979: The race was won by Jody Scheckter driving a Ferrari.
1975: The first of two victories by Niki Lauda
1958: Frenchman Maurice Trintignant, uncle of actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, won the race in a Cooper-Climax. His brother Louis Trintignant was also a motor-racer but died in practice in 1933.
1934: won by Frenchman Guy Moll in an Alfa-Romeo
1952: Won by Vittorio Marzotto in a Ferrari
1956: Won by Stirling Moss, the first of his three victories.
1970: won by Jochen Rindt in a Lotus-Ford.
1931: The race was won by Louis Chiron in a Bugatti.
1988: Won by Alain Prost in a McLaren.
1986: the last of Alain Prost’s three victories.
1965: The third of Graham “Mr Monaco” Hill’s five victories.
1966: The first of Jackie Stewart’s three victories in a BRM.
1968: the fourth Graham Hill victory in a Lotus-Ford.
1958: Won by Frenchman Maurice Trintignant in a Ferrari.
1930: Won by René Dreyfus in a Bugatti.
1936: Rudolf Caracciola wins the race in a Mercedes