Formula 1: Top 5 greatest races, Monaco Grand Prix

Modified 15 May 2018
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#2 - 1950 - Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio

1950 Monaco GP
1950 Monaco GP

The 1950 Monaco Grand Prix was literally the second ever race in Formula One history. It took place just one week after the first ever F1 race in Great Britain. As most historical races are, the scene looks almost unrecognizable compared to a modern-day race. The cars were different, the points system was different, but even all those years ago, the Monaco circuit still had its charm.

The race saw Juan Manuel Fangio take his first ever race win after claiming pole position and driving his Alfa Romeo to the finish line in front of everyone else. The Argentinean started his campaign to become a five-time world champion and one of the greatest drivers of all-time.

The race saw only seven drivers finish out of the 54 who entered and the 21 who qualified. The race saw a massive pile-up on the first lap after a wave of all things hit the track. The race also included a second place finish by future two-time champion Alberto Ascari and a 3rd place finish by Louis Chiron, who was the last Monegasque driver to score points in F1 until Charles Leclerc did so with a 6th place finish in the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Published 15 May 2018
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