SPORT Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, Day 3, Racing - as it happens

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Timeless cars, timeless track, timeless race weekend. This is the 13th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. And as its official sponsor and timekeeper, we’re going to bring you all the action. It’s going to be a blistering ride, and a very nostalgic weekend of racing. 

If you’d like to get up to speed about yesterday’s qualifying, you can find our live qualifying updates here. And you check out our all-access article to know what it’s like to be here in Monaco this weekend.

It’s race day at Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

What a day to watch the race. The sea and the sky are the same color, merging into one big blue canvas. The podium behind the pit lane stands gleaming. The stands are packed with hats, caps and eager eyes. Like a red-hot carpet, the Circuit de Monaco awaits its challengers from 8 different eras. It’s almost time for lights out.

Live race day updates


Graham Hill: Race B – Rear-engine, 1500, F1 Grand Prix cars (1961-1965) and F2 (1956-1960)

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And away we go. Series B is off, seeking out the checkered flag. American Joseph Colasacco, who’s on pole, stays in the lead. The Lotus, which was in second place, has dropped to third.


The first race of the day has a winner! Joseph Colasacco wins Race B! Christopher Drake takes second place and Andrew Beaumont in the Lotus completes the top 3. One down, seven races to go. We’re off to a flying start.



Louis Chiron: Race A1 – Pre-war Grand Prix cars

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Mark Gillies in the Era R3A started the race ahead of the pack. And he finishes it ahead of the pack. Congratulations! The Maserati of Anthony Sinopoli, who started third, comes second. Behind him is Patrick Blakeney-Edwards.


Juan Manual Fangio: Race A2 – Front-engine Grand Prix cars built before 1961

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Oops, a car 12 spins on the final turn, causing quite a pile-up. The marshals are on track. This might take a little while to clear. Maybe a good time for the crowd to grab some refreshments. It is very, very warm this morning in Monaco. So it’s not just the drivers who are feeling the heat.



Incredible driving by super sub Claudia Hürtgen, who has replaced Alex Birkenstock in the Ferrari 246! She’s only gone and won Race A2. Some wonderful racing skills on show there. Tony Wood and Guillermo Fierro-Eleta have to settle for second and third.

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Jackie Stewart: Race D – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1966 – 1972)

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Race D is off, with qualifying’s star Stuart Hall losing his starting position to Michael Lyons. But Lyons has been penalized for a jump start! He’s going to have to give his place back to Hall.



Hall crosses the line, and he’s won his first race of the day! Michael Lyons, after an eventful first few laps, comes second. And Jordan Grogor is third.

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Niki Lauda: Race E – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1973 – 1976)

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There’s no stopping Stuart Hall, is there? After leaving the rest of Race D in the dust, he’s jumped into a McLaren M23 and won Race E. Just incredible racing. He rips his seat belt off, leaps onto the hood of his McLaren and punches the air with delight. Congratulations  sir!




Ooh, what do we have here? A famous Monegasque Formula One driver and the legend Jackie Ickx drive by in two vintage scarlet Ferraris. It’s a demonstration run, but still, what a sight! We’ve just seen a few jaws drop in the stands.

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Vittorio Marzotto: Race C – Sport Racing cars – front engine (1952 – 1957)

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We’re done with lunch, it’s time to feast on the racing action. And right on cue, the front-engined cars take to the track!



Frederic Wakeman takes the checkered flag. Almost every race has been won by the driver in pole position. Wakeman follows that trend, and well done to him. In second place is Lukas Halusa. Guillermo Fierro-Eleta comes third, 6 seconds behind Halusa.


Gilles Villeneuve: Race F – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1977 – 1980)

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The pit lane horns go off at exactly 15.35! And Race F is away. The drivers are all going for it! The sound of thundering engines echo across Monaco.



Michael Lyons breezes past the checkered flag. He wins Race F in his Hesketh 308E. He’s flanked by Cantillon in the Tyrrell 10 and Mowle in the Lotus 78.


Ayrton Senna: Race G – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L from 1981 to 1985

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Lotus ends the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique with a hat trick. Marco Werner leads the honors in Lotus 87B. Michael Lyons is on the podium again in second, this time with his Lotus 92. And finally, Padmore in a Lotus 88B makes it three out of three. What a weekend for Lotus.  



There’s a beautiful moment at the end where the marshals walk out and line the side of the circuit, waving their yellow, red and green flags as the 22 Race G cars warm down after the final lap. It’s a lovely touch. Everyone’s a winner after this Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. There’s applause from the crowds, as some of them begin to make their way home. Some head up the Monaco elevators, some to the train station, some back to their hotels. Wherever they’re going, they’re sure to be taking the memories of this Grand Prix back with them.

And finally…here’s a list of all the winners

Race B – Rear-engine, 1500, F1 Grand Prix cars (1961-1965) and F2 (1956-1960)

Joseph Colasacco, Ferrari 1512


Race A1 – Pre-war Grand Prix cars

Mark Gillies, Era R3A


Race A2 – Front-engine Grand Prix cars built before 1961

Claudia Hürtgen, Ferrari 246


Race D – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1966 – 1972)

Stuart Hall, McLaren M19A


Race E – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1973 – 1976)

Stuart Hall, McLaren M23


Race C – Sport Racing cars – front engine (1952 – 1957)

Frederic Wakeman, Cooper-Jaguar T38


Race F – F1 Grand Prix cars 3L (1977 – 1980)

Frederic Wakeman, Cooper-Jaguar T38


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The sun hides behind a cloud. The fans begin making their way back to reality. The marshals, mechanics and medics start packing up. Monaco remembers what it’s like to be silent again. 

Thank you for joining us for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. We’ve loved covering every second of it. If you’d like to read more about what it’s like to be in Monaco during the Grand Prix, you might enjoy our all-access pass articles.