12 Memorable Monaco Grand Prix Moments

Moments don’t come much more memorable than Max Verstappen’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix. I can’t imagine we’ll be seeing the return of Daniil Kvyat to Red Bull Racing anytime soon, especially if the youngster does it again in Monaco.

The glamorous Monaco Grand Prix is (in)famous for a host of reasons, most notably the eras of Hill, Prost and Senna, and Schumacher. Outside of sheer driver dominance, there are a handful of individual moments spotted across the history of the race that stand out. Here’s 12 Memorable Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Alberto Ascari’s car being retrieved from the Harbour in 1955. Only he and Australian Paul Hawkins (1965) have ended up in the drink.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Stirling Moss holds off a trio of Ferraris in his underpowered Lotus to claim victory in 1961.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Lorenzo Bandini’s fatal crash in 1967.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Graham ‘Mr Monaco’ Hill wins his 5th Monaco GP. He is still the only driver ever to have won all three of the world’s top races: Monaco, Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Jack Brabham in 1970, where he famously slid out on the final turn to hand the win to Jochen Rindt.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

1984 Senna drives the race of his life in the rain before the race is called off. He finishes 2nd behind Prost, the man he could and should have beaten had the race continued.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Senna’s first win in 1987. He went on to win 6 times, including 5 straight from 1989-93.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Oliver Panis secured his only F1 victory with only 4 out of 22 cars finishing the 1996 race.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Michael Schumacher humiliates the entire field in 1997 winning by 53 seconds in what some consider to be one of his best performances.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

2006 was an interesting year with Michael Schumacher parking his car on Rascasse in Qualifying in an attempt to maintain his pole position (he was penalised and started last). During the race, Kimi was forced to retire early in the race and walked straight onto his yacht instead of returning to the pits.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Hamilton survives an early puncture to win in 2008, where he went on to win the Championship.

Amazing Monaco Grand Prix Moments.

Webber takes his 2nd win in 2012.

The Monaco Grand Prix kicks of Sunday night 10pm AEST.

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