1929 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1929 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
1929 Grand Prix season
Date 14 April 1929
Official name Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Monte Carlo
Course Street circuit
3.180 km (1.976 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 318.0 km (197.6 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France Philippe Étancelin Bugatti
Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti
Time 2:15.0
Podium
First United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti
Second Romania Georges Bouriano Bugatti
Third Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz
The 1929 Monaco Grand Prix event poster

The 1929 Monaco Grand Prix was the first Grand Prix to be run in the Principality. It was set up by wealthy cigarette manufacturer, Antony Noghès, who had set up the Automobile Club de Monaco with some of his friends. This offer of a Grand Prix was supported by Prince Louis II, and the Monégasque driver of that time, Louis Chiron. On 14 April 1929, their plan became reality, when 16 invited participants turned out to race for a prize of 100,000 French francs.

Classification[edit]

Starting grid[edit]

There were no qualifying heats, instead grid positions were drawn by a ballot. Philippe Étancelin drew pole position, while main rival Rudolf Caracciola started 15th.

1st Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
France
Étancelin
Bugatti
France
Dauvergne
Bugatti
France
Lehoux
Bugatti
2nd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
Italy
Sandri
Maserati
United Kingdom
Grover-Williams
Bugatti
France
Philippe
Bugatti
3rd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
Italy
Zehender
Alfa Romeo
Romania
Bouriano
Bugatti
France
de Rovin
Delage
4th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
France
Rigal
Alfa Romeo
Italy
de Sterlich
Maserati
France
Dreyfus
Bugatti
5th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
Italy
Lepori
Bugatti
France
Doré
Corre-La Licorne
Germany
Caracciola
Mercedes-Benz
6th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
France
Perrot
Alfa Romeo

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 12 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti T35B 100 3:56:11.0 5
2 18 Romania Georges Bouriano Bugatti T35C 100 + 1:17.8 8
3 34 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz SSK 100 + 2:22.6 15
4 14 France Georges Philippe Bugatti T35C 99 + 1 Lap 6
5 28 France René Dreyfus Bugatti T37A 97 + 3 Laps 12
6 4 France Philippe Étancelin Bugatti T35C 96 + 4 Laps 1
7 30 Italy Mario Lepori Bugatti T35C 94 + 6 Laps 13
8 32 France Michel Doré Corre-La Licorne 89 + 11 Laps 14
9 24 France Louis Rigal Alfa Romeo 6C 87 + 13 Laps 10
Ret 22 France Raoul de Rovin Delage 15S8 80 Accident 9
Ret 16 Italy Goffredo Zehender Alfa Romeo 6C 55 Mechanical 7
Ret 6 France Christian Dauvergne Bugatti T35C 46 Mechanical 2
Ret 10 Italy Guglielmo Sandri Maserati 8C 41 Mechanical 4
Ret 36 France Albert Perrot Alfa Romeo 6C 18 Wheel detached 16
Ret 26 Italy Diego de Sterlich Maserati 8C 16 Mechanical 11
Ret 8 France Marcel Lehoux Bugatti T35C 7 Transmission 3

External links[edit]


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