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Monaco Grand Prix
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Monaco Grand Prix

The principality of Monaco, holds one of the oldest races on the Formula One automobile racing circuit. The Monaco Grand Prix, held there annually, was first organized by Antony Noghes, a well-to-do cigarette manufacturer and a resident of Monte Carlo, under the auspices of Prince Louis II through the establishing of the "Automobile Club de Monaco" of which Noghes was the founding president.

Grand Prix motor racing came to Monaco in 1929 when the first Grand Prix of Monaco automobile race was held. The inaugural race was won by William Grover-Williams (aka "Williams") driving a Bugatti painted in what would become the famous British racing green color.

As a street race held on the Circuit de Monaco, which consists of the actual city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, the race has many elevation shifts, tight corners, and a narrow course that make it perhaps the most demanding and the most dangerous track still in use in Formula One racing. In many ways, the Monaco course is an anachronism unsuitable for the race category because the narrow streets make it near-impossible to overtake on the track. However, its history and the spectacle of the event are likely to guarantee the event's future for some time yet.

The Monaco Grand Prix was one of the inaugural races in the Formula One championship in 1950. However, there was no race in 1951, and in 1952 the Monaco Grand Prix took place but was not included within the Formula One championship. Since 1955, the Monaco Grand Prix has taken place each year and has been raced as part of the Formula One championship.

The Grand Prix of Monaco is organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also runs the Monte Carlo Rally and the Monaco Kart Cup.

See also: List of Formula One circuits

Winners of the Monaco Grands Prix

Year Driver Constructor
1929 William Grover-Williams (France) Bugatti Report
1930 René Dreyfus (France) Bugatti Report
1931 Louis Chiron (Monaco) Bugatti Report
1932 Tazio Nuvolari (Italy) Alfa Romeo Report
1933 Achille Varzi (Italy) Bugatti Report
1934 Guy Moll (Algeria) Alfa Romeo Report
1935 Luigi Fagioli (Italy) Mercedes-Benz Report
1936 Rudolf Caracciola (Germany) Mercedes-Benz Report
1937 Manfred von Brauchitsch (Germany) Mercedes-Benz Report
1948 Giuseppe Farina (Italy) Maserati Report
1950 Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina) Alfa Romeo Report
1952 Vittorio Marzotto (Italy) Ferrari Report
1955 Maurice Trintignant (France) Ferrari Report
1956 Stirling Moss (United Kingdom) Maserati Report
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina) Maserati Report
1958 Maurice Trintignant (France) Cooper Report
1959 Jack Brabham (Australia) Cooper Report
1960 Stirling Moss (United Kingdom) Lotus Report
1961 Stirling Moss (United Kingdom) Lotus Report
1962 Bruce McLaren (New Zealand) Cooper Report
1963 Graham Hill (United Kingdom) British Racing Motors Report
1964 Graham Hill (United Kingdom) British Racing Motors Report
1965 Graham Hill (United Kingdom) British Racing Motors Report
1966 Jackie Stewart (United Kingdom) British Racing Motors Report
1967 Denny Hulme (New Zealand) Brabham Report
1968 Graham Hill (United Kingdom) Lotus-Cosworth Report
1969 Graham Hill (United Kingdom) Lotus-Cosworth Report
1970 Jochen Rindt (Austria) Lotus-Cosworth Report
1971 Jackie Stewart (United Kingdom) Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
1972 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (France) British Racing Motors Report
1973 Jackie Stewart (United Kingdom) Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
1974 Ronnie Peterson (Sweden) Lotus Report
1975 Niki Lauda (Austria) Ferrari Report
1976 Niki Lauda (Austria) Ferrari Report
1977 Jody Scheckter (South Africa) Wolf-Cosworth Report
1978 Patrick Depailler (France) Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
1979 Jody Scheckter (South Africa) Ferrari Report
1980 Carlos Reutemann (Argentina) Williams Report
1981 Gilles Villeneuve (Canada) Ferrari Report
1982 Riccardo Patrese (Italy) Brabham Report
1983 Keke Rosberg (Finland) Williams Report
1984 Alain Prost (France) McLaren Report
1985 Alain Prost (France) McLaren Report
1986 Alain Prost (France) McLaren Report
1987 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) Lotus Report
1988 Alain Prost (France) McLaren Report
1989 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren Report
1990 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren Report
1991 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren Report
1992 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren Report
1993 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren Report
1994 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Benetton-Ford Report
1995 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Benetton-Renault Report
1996 Olivier Panis (France) Ligier-Honda Report
1997 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Report
1998 Mika Häkkinen (Finland) McLaren Report
1999 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Report
2000 David Coulthard (United Kingdom) McLaren Report
2001 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Report
2002 David Coulthard (United Kingdom) McLaren Report
2003 Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia) Williams Report
2004 Jarno Trulli (Italy) Renault Report


Races in the Formula One championship:
Current championship Grand Prix events:
Australian | Malaysian | Bahrain | San Marino | Spanish | Monaco | European | Canadian
United States | French | British | German | Hungarian | Belgian | Italian | Chinese
Japanese | Brazilian
Past championship Grand Prix events:
Argentine | Austrian | Czechoslovakian | Dutch | Luxembourg | Mexican | Pacific
Pescara | Portuguese | South African | Swedish | Swiss