Top 5 F1 records that are nearly impossible to break
#4 Clash of Attrition - Monaco Grand Prix 1996
This race took place on 19 May 1996 in Monaco, in wet conditions that caused significant attrition and mishaps during its course.
Olivier Panis clinched his sole Formula One win in the race and that happened to be the last win for Ligier Team. In the warm-up Montermini crashed his Forti and had no spare car whereas Jos Verstappen started in wet tyres. Damon Hill got the jump on Michael Schumacher and the German also crashed around turn 1. Jean Alesi, meanwhile, suffered a puncture at the end of the session.
This race holds two of the most ridiculous records: 1. the highest number of retirements - 18 and 2. the least number of finishes - 3.
Only three people were able to pass through the chequered flag - Olivier Panis, David Coulthard, and Johnny Herbert.