This weekend sees the Formula One season arrive in Monte Carlo for probably the most famous race on the calendar - The Monaco Grand Prix!
Here at GPL Towers, we always like to look back at some of the magical moments from races gone by, and so we have put together a small selection of our favourite moments in a feature we’re calling ‘Monaco Memories’. Click on each image for a full size view.
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- Stirling Moss - 1961
Stirling Moss has had many fantastic victories, but this one, his third and final win at Monaco, has to rank as one of his very best. Moss, in an ageing Lotus-Climax, gained the lead on lap 14 after he passed Richie Ginther’s Sharknose Ferrari. For the rest of the race the superior Ferraris hounded Moss, but were unable to prevent him from taking the flag.
- Graham Hill - 1969
Graham Hill took the last of his five Monaco victories in 1969 driving the iconic ‘Gold Leaf’ liveried Lotus 49. Only Ayrton Senna surpassed Hill’s record in the principality, winning six times. However, Graham Hill will always hold the title of ‘Mr. Monaco’.
- Jack Brabham - 1970
One of the most dramatic ends to an F1 race let alone a Monaco Grand Prix. On the final lap Jack Brabham crumbled under the pressure of Jochen Rindt’s Lotus. Attempting to avoid a slower car, Brabham got onto the marbles and slid into the hay bails allowing Rindt through at the final corner.
- Ricardo Patrese - 1982
One of the most confusing Grand Prix of all time was eventually won by Ricardo Patrese’s Brabham. On lap 75 of the 76 lap race, Patrese spun, and stalled, but somehow managed to restart his car and rejoin the race. On the final lap 3 drivers led, two of them, Pironi and De Cesaris ran out of fuel, and Daly’s car failed, leaving Patrese to take victory.
- Senna & Mansell - 1992
Mansell and Senna, two great rivals, battled for victory in this classic. Mansell lead for the majority of the race until, with seven laps to go, he was forced to pit with a loose wheel nut. Mansell emerged behind Senna’s McLaren. For the final 4 laps Mansell duelled with Senna, but he couldn’t find a way through.
- Olivier Panis - 1996
1996 was a race of attrition and only three cars managed to take the chequered flag. Schumacher lost control and hit the wall and Hill retired with engine failure. Through it all came Frenchman Olivier Panis to take an unexpected victory with Coulthard and Herbert making the rest of the podium.
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