Monaco Grand Prix

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The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held annually on the Circuit de Monaco on the last weekend in May.wikipedia
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24 Hours of Le Mans

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Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, and is one of the races - along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans - which forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
The event represents one leg of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, other events being the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Indianapolis 500

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Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, and is one of the races - along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans - which forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
The event billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world, also including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Graham Hill

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Graham Hill was known as "Mr. Monaco" due to his five Monaco wins in the 1960s.
He is the only driver ever to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport—the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Circuit de Monaco

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The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held annually on the Circuit de Monaco on the last weekend in May.
The circuit is annually used on two weekends in May for Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Formula E Monaco ePrix (odd years) or Historic Grand Prix of Monaco (even years).

Triple Crown of Motorsport

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Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, and is one of the races - along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans - which forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

Monte Carlo Rally

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The ACM organised the Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo, and in 1928 applied to the Association Internationale des Automobiles Clubs Reconnus (AIACR), the international governing body of motorsport, to be upgraded from a regional French club to full national status.
The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo) is a rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.

Monaco

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The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. He obtained the official sanction of Prince Louis II, and the support of Monégasque Grand Prix driver Louis Chiron.
It is also the host of the annual street circuit motor race Monaco Grand Prix, one of the original Grands Prix of Formula One.

Ayrton Senna

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Brazil's Ayrton Senna won the race more times than any other driver, with six victories, winning five races consecutively between 1989 and 1993.
He holds a record six victories at the Monaco Grand Prix, and is the fifth-most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins.

Safety car

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In spite of the relatively low average speeds, the Monaco circuit is a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car.
Since 1996, as part of promotional arrangements, the supplier of safety cars has been Mercedes-Benz, unlike previous years that have seen cars of different brands being used throughout the season and depending on the track visited (for example, the exotic Lamborghini Countach for the Monaco Grand Prix in the 1980s to the more mundane Fiat Tempra used at the rain-affected 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix and the high performance version of the Opel Vectra used at the infamous 1994 San Marino Grand Prix ).

1950 Formula One season

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The Monaco Grand Prix was part of the pre-Second World War European Championship and was included in the first World Championship of Drivers in 1950.

Monte Carlo

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To attain full national status, Noghès proposed the creation of an automobile Grand Prix in the streets of Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo is host to most of the Circuit de Monaco, on which the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place.

Automobile Club de Monaco

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The principality's first Grand Prix was organised in 1929 by Antony Noghès, under the auspices of Prince Louis II, through the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), of which he was president.
The club serves as the governing body for motorsport within Monaco, and organises the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix and Monte Carlo Rally.

French Grand Prix

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Because of the high number of races which were being termed 'Grands Prix', the AIACR formally recognised the most important race of each of its affiliated national automobile clubs as International Grands Prix, or Grandes Épreuves, and in 1933 Monaco was ranked as such alongside the French, Belgian, Italian, and Spanish Grands Prix.
1929 saw a brief return to Le Mans, which was won by William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti; this was the man who had won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix earlier in the year; Grover-Williams had also won the 1928 race in a Bugatti at the 17-mile (28 km) Saint-Gaudens circuit.

Bugatti

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The first race, held on 14 April 1929, was won by William Grover-Williams (using the pseudonym "Williams"), driving a works Bugatti Type 35B.
The company also enjoyed great success in early Grand Prix motor racing: in 1929 a privately entered Bugatti won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix.

Antony Noghès

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The principality's first Grand Prix was organised in 1929 by Antony Noghès, under the auspices of Prince Louis II, through the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), of which he was president.
Antony Noghès (13 September 1890 in Monaco – 2 August 1978 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) was the founder of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Louis Chiron

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He obtained the official sanction of Prince Louis II, and the support of Monégasque Grand Prix driver Louis Chiron.

Luigi Fagioli

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The race became a round of the new European Championship in 1936, when stormy weather and a broken oil line led to a series of crashes, eliminating the Mercedes-Benzes of Chiron, Fagioli, and von Brauchitsch, as well as Bernd Rosemeyer's Typ C for newcomer Auto Union; Rudolf Caracciola, proving the truth of his nickname, Regenmeister (Rainmaster), went on to win.
In April of the following year he went head to head with Louis Chiron and his Bugatti Type 51 at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Philippe de Rothschild

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Another driver who competed using a pseudonym was "Georges Philippe", the Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
A mere two weeks later, with the car rebuilt, Georges Philippe finished a highly creditable fourth at the inaugural Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, behind winner William Grover-Williams.

Manfred von Brauchitsch

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The race became a round of the new European Championship in 1936, when stormy weather and a broken oil line led to a series of crashes, eliminating the Mercedes-Benzes of Chiron, Fagioli, and von Brauchitsch, as well as Bernd Rosemeyer's Typ C for newcomer Auto Union; Rudolf Caracciola, proving the truth of his nickname, Regenmeister (Rainmaster), went on to win.
Brauchitsch won three Grands Prix - the 1934 ADAC Eifelrennen which saw the first appearance of Silver Arrows Mercedes Race cars, the 1937 Monaco Grand Prix (considered his greatest victory), and the 1938 French Grand Prix.

1958 Monaco Grand Prix

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Between 1954 and 1961 Fangio's former Mercedes colleague, Stirling Moss, went one better, as did Trintignant, who won the race again in 1958 driving a Cooper.
The race was the 16th Monaco Grand Prix and was held over 100 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 314 kilometres.

Maurice Trintignant

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That year, Maurice Trintignant won in Monte Carlo for the first time and Chiron again scored points and at 56 became the oldest driver to compete in a Formula One Grand Prix.
During this long career Trintignant scored two victories, both at the Monaco Grand Prix, in 1955 and 1958.

William Grover-Williams

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The first race, held on 14 April 1929, was won by William Grover-Williams (using the pseudonym "Williams"), driving a works Bugatti Type 35B.
That same year, driving a Bugatti 35B, painted in what would become known as "British racing green", he won the inaugural Monaco Grand Prix beating the heavily favoured Mercedes of the great German driver, Rudolf Caracciola.

Formula One

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The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held annually on the Circuit de Monaco on the last weekend in May.
However, street races like Monaco have shorter distances, to keep under the two-hour limit.

Paul Hawkins (racing driver)

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The race was also notable for Jim Clark's absence (he was doing the Indianapolis 500), and for Paul Hawkins's Lotus ending up in the harbour.
He was also famous for being one of two racers to crash into the harbour at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rob Walker Racing Team

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The 1961 race saw Moss fend off three works Ferrari 156s in a year-old privateer Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 18, to take his third Monaco victory.
The season started well enough for the team, with Moss and Trintignant winning at Argentina and Monaco, the first wins for a Cooper chassis.