Historic Monaco Grand Prix - Grand
Prix de Monaco Historique
The 6th 2008 Historic Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco Historique May
first Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1929 and it is now an important part
of the Formula One calendar. The race covers many of the streets Principality
is probably one of the most spectacular on the Formula One season being set a
few metres from the Mediterranean Sea and at the foothills of the Alps. It is
also very expensive and restaurant and hotel prices are adjusted accordingly for
the long weekend event that is normally held in May. This is the same time as
the Cannes Film Festival.
1997 the first Historic Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco Historique)
was held. The idea was to hold the race the week before the main Formula
One event on the same circuit, particularly as all the infrastructure is in place.
was then held in 2000 and since then every two years in May. Unlike the Formula
One event that is 78 laps the races are only 10 to 15 laps depending on the category
of cars racing. The event that is organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco is
held over Saturday and Sunday with qualifying on the Saturday. Cars that are racing
date back to pre- 1947, but there cannot be any post 1978 cars.
The day will attract
many visitors who will also go to the annual “Goodwood"
Revival meeting in England in September. Unlike the Formula One race the tickets
are not expensive (about 10% of the cost – Approximately 15 euros) and restaurant
prices are still normal unlike when the Formula One event is on. You can have
a most enjoyable day's entertainment.
you are visiting Monaco for the day, as many of the roads are closed off, parking
can be very difficult. An excellent alternative to trying to come in by car is
to take a train. There is a great service running along the coast from Ventimigla
in Italy (plus Italian connections) on one side to Marseille on the other.
noise from the track is not so loud as it would be for a modern Formula One race,
unless they hold a parade of Ferraris as they did in 2004 and many of these were
Formula One models. There is plenty of atmosphere to absorb including people watching
the race from the yachts in the harbour or just people watching!
Historic Grand Prix meeting is not over expensive to organise, as the stands,
safety barriers, and the other essential infrastructure parts are already in place
for the following week's F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Because many of the
races are for cars from an age when drivers could be seen at work.
F1 cars have high cockpit surrounds so it's difficult to see anything except the
driver's head/safety helmet - with the cars in the Historic Grand Prix you can
enjoy watching these racers with arms steering their beasts, often on opposite
lock as they defy physics whilst treading that invisible line between total control
and spinning off into the barriers.
course, it's only the bravest and most talented who drive these beasts at 10/10ths
- some others are content to lap the circuit much more sedately, not wishing to
take huge risks with their irreplaceable historic cars. But the heroes and heroines
are those that have their cars sliding on the edge and giving spectators images
that will last forever. 2006
5th Historic Grand Prix was no exception. Memorable. It took place on Sunday 21st
May 2006, with practice sessions on Saturday 20th May.
day's racing included a 10 lap event for sports cars built before 1953. In 1952,
the Monaco event had been run for sports cars, as this was a period in F1 when
the regulations were being changed from one engine to another and there was not
an abundance of single-seater racing cars. How different to 1974, when 32 cars
vied for 25 places on the grid..... The 2006 sports-car race featured cars that
had competed in the '52 event or were competing in similar races at that time.
a gaggle of well driven 3.4 litre Jaguar C types, a brace of Ferrari 2-litre spyders,
an Aston Martin DB3, a magnificent Gordini and two pre-2nd World War BMWs were
a trio of Frazer-Nash cars. Much less powerful than many of the other runners,
one of them, in the masterly hands of John Ure, dominated the event in early 2000
Schumacher style. Every lap, right on the limit, every lap like poetry in motion.
That's why so many enthusiasts show up from around Europe and beyond.
Stretton, in one of two 6-wheel Tyrrell-Cosworth 'bolides' in the 1975-78, was
another on the edge throughout the penultimate race, perhaps the most exciting
event of the day. Stretton, who prepares historic cars for a living, certainly
knows how to make 'em slither and slide but somehow manages to keep them out of
the barriers. He is the only driver to have won here at each Historic meeting
American Duncan Dayton came away from the meeting with two fine victories, one
in the beautiful 1959 Lotus 16 and another in a 1970 Brabham. In both races he
and his great rival, Spaniard Joaquin Folch, locked horns for the umpteenth time.
Folch, a previous multi-winner here, had to settle for 2nd in one event and retired
early in the other, mechanical gremlins spoiling what should have been a battle
royal between the two Lotus 16 matadors.
information about Monaco: It is located on the Mediterranean Sea, tucked into
the Maritimes Alps, it is only minutes from Nice International Airport ( bus,
train and helicopter connections) and the French and Italian Rivieras. It has
a population of 32,020 and is 2 sq km in size. The currency is the euro as in
the neighbouring countries. Most of the people who dwell here come from somewhere
else, drawn by the sun, glamorous lifestyle and – most importantly – tax-free
income and more police per head of population than in any other European country.
you are in the area for the Historic Grand Prix or the Formula One Grand Prix
and are staying for a few days an enjoyable pastime is a visit to the annual Cannes
Film Festival. Like in Monaco if you enjoy watching people, there are certainly
plenty to watch at Cannes.
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6th Historic Monaco Grand Prix took place on Sunday 11th May 2008, with practice
sessions on Saturday 10th May.Unlike 2006 the present day FI Grand Prix was not
held the following week, but two weeks later (24th - 25th May). The weather was
very warm and sunny, but not too hot for people sitting in the stands.
including Martin Stretton who was forced to retire his Tyrrell P34 early in the
1975-1978 'Formula 1' cars
race, Frank Sytner (formerly owner of Sytner BMW dealerships) and Sir Sterling
Moss took part and finished 18th in the Pre-1953 Sports car race in Frank Sytner’s
Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica.During the lunch break the circuit beacame much noisier
with a Ferrari 'F1' 1950-2000 Historic Parade and naturally some of these cars
were fairly recent and much louder. The Pre 1953 Sports car race was won by by
John Ure in his Mk2 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, with two other British drivers
taking second and third place.
A: 'Formula Junior'
cars - 10 laps or max 30 mins - won be John Monson in his BMC Mk1
B: Pre-1947 Grand Prix cars - 10 laps or max 30 mins - won by Julian Bronson
in a ERA R4D
C:1947-1960 Grand Prix cars (Front engine)- 10 laps or max 30 mins won by
Duncan Dayton in a Lotus 16
D:1954-1965 Grand Prix cars (Rear engine)- 10 laps or max 30 mins - won by
Simon Hadfield in a Lotus 21
E: 1966-1974 'Formula 1' cars - 15 laps or max 45 mins - won by Duncan Dayton
in a Brabham BT33
F: 1975-1978 'Formula 1' cars - 15 laps or max 45 mins - won by Mauro Pane
in one of the two six-wheeler Tyrrell
G: Pre-1953 Sports cars 10 laps or max 30 mins - won
by by John Ure in a Mk2 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
Pre- 1953 Sports Car race - 2007 Historic
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