The Monaco Grand Prix – Twenty-Four Vintage Posters

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.

Monaco Grand Prix

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.

Monaco Grand Prix

1964: The race was won by Graham Hill, who had also won the year before.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1967: Won that year by New Zealander Denny Hulme.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1971: Won by Jackie Stewart, his second of three victories.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1975: The first of two victories by Austrian Niki Lauda

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1979: The race was won by Jody Scheckter driving a Ferrari.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1975: The first of two victories by Niki Lauda

 

Monaco Grand Prix

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.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1934: won by Frenchman Guy Moll in an Alfa-Romeo

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1952: Won by Vittorio Marzotto in a Ferrari

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1956: Won by Stirling Moss, the first of his three victories.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1970: won by Jochen Rindt in a Lotus-Ford.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1931: The race was won by Louis Chiron in a Bugatti.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1988: Won by Alain Prost in a McLaren.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1986: the last of Alain Prost’s three victories.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1965: The third of Graham “Mr Monaco” Hill’s five victories.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1966: The first of Jackie Stewart’s three victories in a BRM.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1968: the fourth Graham Hill victory in a Lotus-Ford.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1958: Won by Frenchman Maurice Trintignant in a Ferrari.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1930: Won by René Dreyfus in a Bugatti.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

1936: Rudolf Caracciola wins the race in a Mercedes