Monaco Historic Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix has to be right up there with the most iconic events in motor racing. First run in 1929, won by William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti Type 35B. Amazingly over 90% of the 2.074 mile circuit is still as it was back then. So you can imagine my delight when I was asked to shoot at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
The sight of these beautiful old Grand Prix cars racing around this circuit set the hairs on my neck on end! Held every 2 years, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique treats spectators to a 3 day weekend of classic racing action.
7 races within are varying classes make up itinerary.
Race A for Pre-war Grand Prix cars.
Race B for front engined Grand Prix cars from 1946 to 1960
Race C for front engined Sports Cars from 1952 to 1957
Race D for 1500cc F1 Grand Prix cars from 1961 to 1965
Race E for 3000cc F1 Grand Prix cars from 1966 to 1972
Race F for 3000cc F1 Grand Prix cars from 1973 to 1976
Race G for 3000cc F1 Grand Prix cars from 1977 to 1980
As with a modern Grand Prix weekend, Friday is Practice, Saturday is Qualifying & Sunday is RACE DAY!! The atmosphere builds throughout & the crowds grow with it. This was my first trip to Monaco & it is everything I imagined. The stunning boats in the harbour, walking the famous corners at La Rascasse, Tabac, Mirabeau & the awesome Tunnel. We even had typical Monaco Grand Prix weather, 2 glorious days of sunshine & then the skies opened on Race Day!
The sight & sound of Grand Prix cars covering over 50 years of Monaco Grand Prix history. From those Bugattis on incredibly skinny tyres to the awesome Williams & McLarens with huge wide lick tyres & ground effect skirts….& everything in between!
I hope you enjoy looking through this collection of some of my favourite photos from the Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
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