The 9th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique (9-11 May 2014)
The Grand Prix de Monaco
Historique celebrated in 2014 its 9th edition, an unmissable
event for worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanaticsMore
information on their website via the image below
courtesy of Automobile Club de Monaco
and below images from 2014
Sports Car Digest for some great photos and reports of the
2014 event here
"Modern" Forumla One Grand Prix - 25th May 2014
Radio News reported in the 26th May 2014 "Nico
Rosberg won a typically incident-filled 72nd Monaco with
local Var driver Jules Bianchi coming ninth"
usual a great day's racing on the Sunday till the rain came
towards the end of the day causing the second from last
race (Race F)to finish earlier. However although very wet
the old F1 cars put on a great performance for the final
race and a few of the cars will require some TLC, before
they get out on a circuit again. As you will see below in
the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, the British National anthem
was played a lot.
/ Race A Voitures de Grand Prix et Voiturettes ayant
couru avant 1947 Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
/ Race B Voitures de Grand Prix à moteur avant, construites
avant 1961 Pre 1961 front engined Grand Prix cars
/ RaceC Voitures de Sport et Sport Prototypes
d'avant 1953 Pre 1953 sports and sports prototypes cars.
/ RaceD Formule 3. 1000cm3 (1964-1970) Formula
3. 1000cc (1964-1970)
/ RaceE Voitures de Grand Prix à moteur arrière,
construites avant 1966 Pre 1966, rear engined Grand Prix
/ Race F Voitures de Grand Prix de Formule 1,3 litres,
ayant participé à un Grand Prix F1 avant 1975 Formula 1,3
liter, who have taken part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix no
later than december 31st 1974
/ RaceG Voitures de Grand Prix de Formule 1,3
litres ayant participé à un Grand Prix F1 entre 1975 et
1978 Formula 1,3 liter, who have taken part in a Formula
1 Grand Prix from 1975 to the end of 1978
/ RaceH Formule 3, 1600 et 2000 cm3 (1971-1984)
Formula 3, 1600 and 2000 cc (1971-1984)
Left: one of
cars on Sunday 2nd May 2010 that would be needing some tender
loving care before racing again.
to this 7th Monaco Historic Grand Prix is the introduction
of two Formula 3 races, replacing the Formula Junior series
held at the last event. The
race weekend also had two parades. The first was the Credit
Suisse Classic Car Rally, comprising 40 cars, and held on
Saturday from 2 - 2.15 p.m. The second, sponsored by Chopard,
is named “Silver Arrows - Auto Union” held from 1.30 - 1.45
p.m. on the Sunday. The second one was very small with only
4 vehicles and did not compare with Ferrari parades in earlier
years. Hopefully the 2012 will feature more cars in the
Sunday lunchtime parade.
2010 Historic Grand Prix
weather over the weekend was better than expected, remaining
dry and sunny. It look like the audience numbers were lower
on the Sunday than in 2008. Prices are still great value
with a ticket costing 35 on the Sunday and Children
accompanied by an adult up to the age of 15 free.
information about the 2010 Historic Grand Prix Here
saw the first Historic Monaco Grand Prix (Grand
Prix de Monaco Historique). It was then held in 2000 and
since then every two years in May. It is usually held a week
before the Formula one event on the same circuit. 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 race date back to pre- 1947, but there cannot be
any cars post 1978.
Left: 2002 Historic Monaco Grand Prix
day will attract many visitors who will go to the "Goodwood"
Revival meeting in England in September. Tickets are
not expensive (unlike the Formula One event) tickets around
15 euros and restaurant prices are still normal unlike when
the Formula One event is on. You can have a most enjoyable
Historic Monaco Grand Prix
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.
will also find that restaurant prices are much lower than
they would be for the Formula One performance. The noise from
the track is not so loud either, 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.
2004 Monaco Historic GP 8 "F1 1966~1975
The 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.
drivers 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.
'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
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
5th Historic Monaco Grand Prix was
no exception. Memorable. It took place on Sunday 21st May
2006, with practice sessions on Saturday 20th May.
The 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 racuing 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 to date.
sparkler, 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.
Suter lived in the south of France from 2004 until he died
in March 2013
2006 Line up had the following seven categories:
A: Pre 1947 voiturettes and Grand Prix cars.
B: Pre 1961 front engined Grand Prix cars.
C: Pre 1953 sports sports prototype cars.
D: Rear engined Formula Junior cars.
E: Pre- 1966 rear engined Formula One Grand Prix cars.
F: Pre- 1975 Formula One 3 litre unsupercharged cars.
G: Formula One 3 litre unsupercharged cars from 1975 to the
end of 1978.
events held in Monaco:
Monte Carlo Rally.
Luxury and Supercar Show
The Monte Carlo Tennis Masters and the F1 Monaco
Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Historique (every other year).
information about Monaco:
Located on the Mediterranean Sea, tucked into the Maritimes
Alps,it is only
minutes from Nice International Airport ( bus, train and helicopter
connections) andthe French and Italian Rivieras. It has a population of 32,020
and is2 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, glamourous lifestyle and – most importantly
– tax-free income and more police per head of population than
in any other European country.