The Evolution/History of the Monaco Grand Prix

I cannot talk for you, but of all the F1 races, these days if I do tune in I’ll tune in for the British Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix.  Damon Hill said of the Monaco Grand Prix: “Monaco is a classic race, unique in that the track surface and the demands from the car are completely different from anywhere else.”

Here’s a video that we came across by Jips that shows how Monaco has changed over the years and who’s won the Monaco Grand Prix.  Very cool and worth a watch.

What was your best Monaco Grand Prix memory?  Ours was the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix which was won by the Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, withstanding stiff competition from Nigel Mansell.  Mansell had started from pole position and had been in first place from the start until lap 71.  I thought he was going to win.  Go the British, go Mansell.  Then Mansell had to stop for a new set of tyres after a suspected puncture to his left rear tyre (argghhhhh). Mansell proved to be faster during the race, and was on course for a comfortable victory before his pitstop.

Later Michael Schumacher would finish fourth due to a collision with Jean Alessi’s Ferrari, which forced Alessi to retire. Schumacher’s teammate, Martin Brundle would finish fifth despite having to pit for a new nose cone and tyres after a crash at the Nouvelle Chicane.

After having to pre-qualify on Thursday morning, Bertrand Gachot finished sixth in the final points and scored Larrousse’s first and only point of the 1992 season.

Mansell expressed his disappointment at not winning the race after the race.

 

 

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