Historic Grand Prix of Monaco

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The Monaco Historic Grand Prix (also called the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco depending upon the source) is a series of automobile races focused on historic motorsport. The event is typically held two weeks before the annual Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco.

The first Monaco Historic Grand Prix was held in 1997, the second in 2000, and the event has been held every two years since. With the beginning of the Monaco ePrix Formula E race, the Historic Grand Prix runs in even-numbered years and the ePrix runs in odd-numbered years.

The 2010 running of the event was the seventh in the series. It featured eight races total, in various historic motorcar categories:

  • Race A - Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
  • Race B - Front-engined Grand Prix cars (1947–1960)
  • Race C - Pre 1953 Sports cars
  • Race D - Formula 3, 1000 cc (1964–1970)
  • Race E - Rear-engined Grand Prix cars (1954–1965)
  • Race F - Formula 1 (1966–1974)
  • Race G - Formula 1 (1975–1978)
  • Race H - Formula 3, 1600 cc and 2000 cc (1971–1984)

By the 9th running of the event in 2014, the number of races had been reduced to 7, and there had been some tweaking of the categories, better to distribute the competition:[1]

  • A : Pre-war "Voiturettes" and Grand Prix Cars (up to 1939)
  • B : F1 and F2 Grand Prix Cars (pre-1961)
  • C : Sports Cars (1952–1955)
  • D : F1 Grand Prix Cars (1961–1965)
  • E : F1 Grand Prix Cars (1966–1972)
  • F : F1 Grand Prix Cars (1973–1978)
  • G : Formula 3 Cars, 2000cc (1974–1978)

For the 11th running of the event in 2018 the number of races remained, the division into categories based on the year of manufacturing has been adjusted again.[2]

  • Series A: Pre-war "Voiturettes" and Grand-Prix Cars, up to 1939
  • Series B: Formula 1 and Formula 2 Grand Prix Cars, manufactured before 1961
  • Series C: Sports Cars that ran from 1952 to 1957
  • Series D: F1 Grand Prix Cars - 1500cc, from 1961 to 1965
  • Series E: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1966 to 1972
  • Series F: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1973 to 1976
  • Series G: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1977 to 1980

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Grand Prix schedule Accessed 2014-05-11
  2. ^ Historic Grand Prix Monaco Accessed 2018-11-04

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