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Monaco Grand Prix support races

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The Circuit de Monaco was the venue for the support race.
The Circuit de Monaco was the venue for the support race.

The Formula One Monaco Grand Prix has had a support race in many of its editions, the longest running of which was the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three, held each year from 1964 to 1997, and again in 2005. It replaced the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Junior. The Formula Three race was replaced by Formula 3000 for 1998, which would then become the GP2 Series and then the Formula 2.

The Coupe Prince Ranier was held tiwnce in the 1930s, and the Prix de Monte Carlo held twice in the 1950s.


Coupe Prince Ranier

The first support race for the Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1936 as a race for 1.5 litre voiturettes, and was won by Prince Bira in an ERA. The Coupe Prince Ranier was repeated the next year but for sports cars instead, won by Laury Schell in a Delahaye. With the Monaco Grand Prix not held in 1938 and the interruption of World War 2, the Coupe Prince Ranier was not held again.[1][2]

Prix de Monte Carlo

After the first Monaco Grand Prix after the War in 1948, a motorcycle race was held, but this was never repeated. At the next Monaco Grand Prix, in 1950, was the first Prix de Monaco held for 500cc Formula Three cars, and was won by Stirling Moss. After another one-year hiatus the Monaco Grand Prix returned in 1952 now as a sports car race, with the Prix de Monte Carlo held for sports cars up to 2 litres. The Monaco Grand Prix was placed on hiatus again until 1955, but the Prix de Monte Carlo would not return.[1][2]

Monaco Grand Prix Formula Junior/Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three

The race became a permanent event first as a Formula Junior race in 1959. Formula Junior was replaced by Formula Two and Formula Three in 1964 and the support race was now held with Formula Three cars. A European Formula Three Championship was introduced in 1974 but the Monaco race was not part of it and instead attracted drivers from the various national and international F3 series held in Europe.

After the end of the European Championship it was one of the two unofficial European F3 races along with the Masters of Formula 3. The F3 race was cancelled after 1997. The F3 race was resurrected once again in 2005 as a part of the Formula Three Euroseries, but this championship never returned as it had mostly followed the DTM calendar.

Three drivers have won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race twice: Peter Arundell for Lotus in 1961 and 1962, Alain Ferté for Oreca in 1981 and 1982 and Gianantonio Pacchioni for Tatuus in 1993 and Prema Powerteam in 1995.

The most successful team in the event is Oreca, who have won the event six times: Alain Ferté in 1981 and 1982, Michel Ferté in 1983, Pierre-Henri Raphanel in 1985, Yannick Dalmas in 1986 and Laurent Aïello in 1990. The next most successful is Martini with four wins (1973, 1977, 1979 and 1980), while Lotus have three (1961, 1962 and 1971). Matra, Prema Powerteam and Bertram Schäfer Racing each have two wins.

Martini chassis won the event ten times between 1973 and 1986, the most of any manufacturer. Dallara have taken eight victories since 1988, while Lotus have four, Cooper have three, and Matra, Tecno, March, Ralt and Reynard all have two.

Formula 3000/GP2/Formula 2

Formula Three was replaced by an International Formula 3000 race in 1998. This was held until 2004, with Formula 3000 replaced by the GP2 Series in 2005. The GP2 Series would itself become the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017, and Monaco has had a round every year, as of 2019.

Other races

Formula Renault has held rounds at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2003, first with the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup, which was replaced by the Formula Renault 3.5 Series from 2005-2015. More recently the more junior 2 litre Formula Renault series have held races at Monaco.

The GP3 Series made a one-off appearance in 2012.


Coupe Prince Ranier

Year Winner Manufacturer Class Results
1936 Thailand B. Bira ERA Voiturette Results
1937 France Laury Schell Delahaye Sports Cars Results

Prix de Monte Carlo

Year Winner Manufacturer Class Results
1950 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper T11-JAP Formula Three Results
1951 Not held
1952 France Robert Manzon Gordini Sports Cars
up to 2 litres

Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three (and Formula Junior)

Note: A pink background denotes a Formula Junior race.

Year Winner Entrant Car Engine Results
1959 Switzerland Michael May Switzerland Michael May Stanguellini Fiat Results
1960 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Ken Tyrrell Cooper T52 BMC Results
1961 United Kingdom Peter Arundell United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 20 Ford Results
1962 United Kingdom Peter Arundell United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 22 Ford Results
1963 United Kingdom Richard Attwood United Kingdom Midland Racing Partnership Lola Mk5A Ford Results
1964 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Cooper T72 BMC Results
1965 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom Ron Harris Racing Division Lotus 35 Ford Results
1966 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Matra Sports Matra MS5 Ford Results
1967 France Henri Pescarolo France Matra Sports Matra MS6 Ford Results
1968 France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud France Ecurie Arnold Tecno 68 Ford Results
1969 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Italy Squadra Robardie Tecno 69 Ford Results
1970 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Race Cars International Brabham BT28 Ford Results
1971 Australia David Walker United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 69 Ford Results
1972 France Patrick Depailler France Societé des Automobiles Alpine Alpine A364 Renault Results
1973 France Jacques Laffite France BP France Martini MK12 Ford Results
1974 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United Kingdom Ippokampos Racing March 743 Ford Results
1975 Italy Renzo Zorzi[3] Italy Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia GRD 374 Lancia Results
1976 Italy Bruno Giacomelli United Kingdom March Racing March 763 Toyota Results
1977 France Didier Pironi France Ecurie Elf Martini MK21 Toyota Results
1978 Italy Elio de Angelis Italy Racing Team Everest Chevron B38 Toyota Results
1979 France Alain Prost France Ecurie Elf Martini MK27 Renault Results
1980 Italy Mauro Baldi France Automobiles Martini Martini MK31 Toyota Results
1981 France Alain Ferté France BP Racing Martini MK34 Alfa Romeo Results
1982 France Alain Ferté France Total Martini MK37 Alfa Romeo Results
1983 France Michel Ferté France Oreca Martini MK39 Alfa Romeo Results
1984 Italy Ivan Capelli Italy Enzo Coloni Racing Martini MK42 Alfa Romeo Results
1985 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel France Oreca Martini MK45 Alfa Romeo Results
1986 France Yannick Dalmas France Oreca Martini MK49 Volkswagen Results
1987 France Didier Artzet France Monaco Sponsoring Ralt RT31 Volkswagen Results
1988 Italy Enrico Bertaggia Italy Forti Corse Dallara F388 Alfa Romeo Results
1989 Italy Antonio Tamburini Italy Prema Racing Reynard 893 Alfa Romeo Results
1990 France Laurent Aïello France Oreca Dallara F390 Volkswagen Results
1991 Germany Jörg Müller Germany Bongers Motorsport Reynard 913 Volkswagen Results
1992 Germany Marco Werner Germany G+M Escom Motorsport Ralt RT36 Opel Results
1993 Italy Gianantonio Pacchioni Italy Tatuus Dallara F393 Fiat Results
1994 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy RC Motorsport Dallara F394 Opel Results
1995 Italy Gianantonio Pacchioni Italy Prema Powerteam Dallara F395 Fiat Results
1996 Germany Marcel Tiemann Germany Opel Team BSR Dallara F396 Opel Results
1997 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Dallara F397 Opel Results

Not held
2005 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[4] France ASM Formule 3 Dallara F305 Mercedes Results

International Formula 3000 Championship

Year Driver Results
1998 Germany Nick Heidfeld Results
1999 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez Results
2000 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Results
2001 Australia Mark Webber Results
2002 France Sébastien Bourdais Results
2003 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Results
2004 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Results

GP2 Series

Year Driver Results
2005 United Kingdom Adam Carroll Results
2006 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Results
2007 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Results
2008 Feature Brazil Bruno Senna Results
Sprint United Kingdom Mike Conway
2009 Feature France Romain Grosjean Results
Sprint Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
2010 Feature Mexico Sergio Pérez Results
Sprint Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio
2011 Feature Italy Davide Valsecchi Results
Sprint France Charles Pic
2012 Feature Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Jr. Results
Sprint United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
2013 Feature United Kingdom Sam Bird Results
Sprint Monaco Stefano Coletti
2014 Feature United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Results
Sprint Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
2015 Feature Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Results
Sprint New Zealand Richie Stanaway
2016 Feature Russia Artem Markelov Results
Sprint Japan Nobuharu Matsushita

FIA Formula 2 Championship

Year Driver Results
2017 Feature United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Results
Sprint Netherlands Nyck de Vries
2018 Feature Russia Artem Markelov Results
Sprint Italy Antonio Fuoco
2019 Feature Netherlands Nyck de Vries Results
Sprint France Anthoine Hubert

See also


  1. ^ a b Hodges, David (1964). The Monaco Grand Prix.
  2. ^ a b Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. ISBN 0851126421.
  3. ^ While Zorzi won the race, it could be noted that Tony Brise and Alex Ribeiro, both ahead of Zorzi, collided into each other on the last lap.
  4. ^ In 2005, the Formula Three Euroseries organisers held two races - Lewis Hamilton won both races.


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