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1929 Monaco Grand Prix

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.

Contents

  • Classification 1
    • Starting grid 1.1
    • Race 1.2
  • External links 2

Classification

Winner William Grover-Williams crossing the finish line

Starting grid

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.

Étancelin
Bugatti

Dauvergne
Bugatti

Lehoux
Bugatti
2nd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.

Sandri
Maserati

Grover-Williams
Bugatti

Philippe
Bugatti
3rd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.

Zehender
Alfa Romeo

Bouriano
Bugatti

de Rovin
Delage
4th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.

Rigal
Alfa Romeo

de Sterlich
Maserati

Dreyfus
Bugatti
5th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.

Lepori
Bugatti

Doré
Corre La Licorne

Caracciola
Mercedes-Benz
6th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.

Perrot
Alfa Romeo

Race

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

External links

  • http://www.f1-grandprixhistory.net/Monaco.html
  • http://sidepodcast.com/post/1929-first-monaco-grand-prix



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