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GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE
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8 May 2020 to 10 May 2020 06:00 to 17:00
*The times shown may change, depending on DST settings
Location: Monaco

No, not a typo on the year- it really is 2020. That's how far ahead the bi-annual event is planned by the Automobile Club de Monaco. No excuse not to get the time off work booked, at least....

For the 12th running, there will be 7 Races – Restricted to cars that took part in international races and that are in conformity with the regulation for the relevant period.

RACE A LOUIS CHIRON - Pre-war Grand Prix cars and Voiturettes

Class 1- Grand Prix cars
Class 2- Pre-war Voiturettes

RACE B JUAN-MANUEL FANGIO
- Grand Prix cars with front engine built from 1946 to 1960

Class 1- Cars built between January 1st 1946 and December 31st 1953 fitted with a supercharged engine of maximum capacity 1500cc or with non-supercharged engine of maximum capacity 4500cc.
Class 2- Formula 2 cars built before December 31st 1953, with non-supercharged engine and a maximum engine capacity of 2000cc.
Class 3- Formula 1 cars built between January 1st 1954 and December 31st 1960 with non-supercharged engines of a maximum capacity 2500cc, or supercharged engines of maximum capacity 750cc.

RACE C VITTORIO MARZOTTO - Front-engine Sport Racing cars from 1952 to 1957

Class 1- Cars equipped with capacity engine from 1.5L to 2L.
Class 2- Cars with an engine capacity of more than 2L fitted with drum brakes.
Class 3- Cars with an engine capacity of more than 2L fitted with disk brakes.

RACE D GRAHAM HILL - F1 Grand Prix cars from 1961 to 1965

Class 1- Cars equipped with a 4 or 6 cylinders engine.
Class 2- Cars equipped with a 8 or 12 cylinders engine.

RACE E JACKIE STEWART
- F1 Grand Prix cars 3L from 1966 to 1972

Class 1- Cars raced in F1 Grand Prix in between January 1st 1966 and December 31st 1969.
Class 2- Cars built between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 1972, equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.
Class 3- Cars built between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 1972, equipped with other engines.

RACE F NIKI LAUDA - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L from 1973 to 1976

Class 1- Cars equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine
Class 2- Cars equipped with other engines.

RACE G GILLES VILLENEUVE - F1 Grand Prix cars 3L from 1977 to 1980

Class 1- Cars designed not to exploit the ground effect.
Class 2- Cars designed to exploit the ground effect, equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.
Class 3- Cars designed to exploit the ground effect, equipped with other engines.

And in French should you prefer...

SERIE A LOUIS CHIRON - Voitures de Grand Prix et Voiturettes d’avant-guerre

Classe 1- Voitures de Grand Prix
Classe 2- Voiturettes d’avant-guerre

SERIE B JUAN-MANUEL FANGIO - Voitures de Grand Prix à moteur avant construites entre 1946 et 1960

Classe 1- Voitures construites entre le 1er Janvier 1946 et le 31 Décembre 1953, équipées d’un moteur à compresseur de 1500 cm3 maximum ou d’un moteur sans compresseur de 4500 cm3 maximum.
Classe 2- Voitures de Formule 2 construites avant le 31 Décembre 1953, dont la cylindrée n’excède pas 2000 cm3 sans compresseur.
Classe 3- Voitures de Formule 1 construites entre le 1er Janvier 1954 et le 31 Décembre 1960, dont la cylindrée n’excède pas 2500 cm3 ou de 750 cm3 avec compresseur.

SERIE C VITTORIO MARZOTTO - Voitures de Sport à moteur avant de 1952 à 1957

Classe 1- Voitures dotées d’un moteur entre 1.5L et 2L.
Classe 2- Voitures dotées d’un moteur de plus de 2L et équipées de freins à tambour.
Classe 3- Voitures dotées d’un moteur de plus de 2L et équipées de freins à disque.

SERIE D GRAHAM HILL - Voitures de Grand Prix 1500 de 1961 à 1965

Classe 1- Voitures équipées d’un moteur de 4 ou 6 cylindres.
Classe 2- Voitures équipées d'un moteur de 8 ou 12 cylindres.

SERIE E JACKIE STEWART - Voitures de Grand Prix 3L de 1966 à 1972

Classe 1- Voitures ayant participé à des Grand Prix de F1 entre le 1er Janvier 1966 et le 31 Décembre 1969.
Classe 2- Voitures construites entre le 1er Janvier 1970 et le 31 Décembre 1972, équipées d’un moteur Ford-Cosworth DFV.
Classe 3- Voitures construites entre le 1er Janvier 1970 et le 31 Décembre 1972, équipées d’un autre moteur.

SERIE F NIKI LAUDA - Voitures de Grand Prix 3L de 1973 à 1976

Classe 1- Voitures équipées d’un moteur Ford-Cosworth DFV.
Classe 2- Voitures équipées d’un autre moteur.

SERIE G GILLES VILLENEUVE - Voitures de Grand Prix 3L de 1977 à 1980

Classe 1- Voitures conçues sans effet de sol.
Classe 2- Voitures conçues avec effet de sol et équipées d’un moteur Ford-Cosworth DFV.
Classe 3- Voitures conçues avec effet de sol et équipées d’un autre moteur.
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Old 31 Dec 2019, 19:37 (Ref:3949284)   #16
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Thanks for the info, have looked and booked as you suggested, managed to get a great couple of single seat positions. Really looking forward to watching these classics around Monaco.
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delta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
At this moment looks like we will not be going , But never say never .
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midgetman is going for a new lap record!midgetman is going for a new lap record!midgetman is going for a new lap record!midgetman is going for a new lap record!midgetman is going for a new lap record!midgetman is going for a new lap record!
I'm going! Really looking forward to my first trip to Monaco.

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coppice has a real shot at the podium!coppice has a real shot at the podium!coppice has a real shot at the podium!coppice has a real shot at the podium!
Me too- it is one of the very few race circuits I feel I know my way around , purely from watching Grands Prix on TV, Wouldn't have a clue where Yas Marina's corners went , in common with most modern circuits .



I wonder how different it feels on the ground ? I expect I will notice the elevation changes most . But I don't doubt it will beat Croft on a wet Saturday anyway ...
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Monaco is always Monaco

For those at their first experience they will enjoy it without compromise.
Everything is at walking distance and on Sunday with the ticket in your hand you can visit the paddock entering by the old yacht club. If I'm not mistaken
this year the price for Sunday races is Euro 100, which is 3 times of 2 years ago and they have again removed the F3 race that in Monaco is always very entertaining. Going there by train is very clever and please chose a seat with the giant screen in front….
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I wonder how different it feels on the ground ? I expect I will notice the elevation changes most
Definitely notice the elevation changes if you wander about, also that the S/F straight feels pretty long when you have to walk it

Shame not to have the F3 race as usually pretty entertaining, but it's a great meeting regardless. Also a shame that the price has shot up (I think my first year we paid about 40 euros for the weekend tickets!), but I guess that's the price of success.
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The ACM site is showing 50Euro for Saturday and 100Euro for Sunday. Agree its a massive increase compared to the 40 odd Euro I paid 4 years ago for a ticket that covered Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
With just 7 races and masses of hanging around, sadly this is another once great meeting that has gone on to my avoid list.

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With the remarkably F1 focussed timetable I assume that the organisers have come under some pressure from the car owners for this year's event.

Perhaps people feel there have been too many cars on the grid in some races in previous years and wish to reduce the runners to numbers more in keeping with the races in period?

Are there enough cars around to fill the grids? I assume the homework has been done and the owners of potential entries have been consulted. If not the plan looks like a bit of a leap of faith. "Build it and they will come" concepts?

I will look forward to seeing the entry lists.
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delta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddelta should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Monaco Historic has a much bigger picture . The true fans want F3 and FJ back racing around the streets . “So do I”. F1 in money money money . Yes I will miss thundering through the tunnel and trying to keep foot in around the swimming pool but I can tell the grand kids I did once race at Monaco . Happy days .
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And Iain you are the lead picture on the ACM web site unless I am mistaken!

With around 16,000 grandstand seats and an increase around 100 Euro per seat, ACM should be pleased with their F1 led strategy. Unless of course they reduced competitor entry fees to reflect their new found spectator funded wealth!

Agree with Iain when the F3 and FJ went away, so did I.

However to all those racing or watching, enjoy it, it really is a unique experience.
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Woo hoo that’s cheered me up .Two wheels in the air attacking chicane. I was lapping the car in front . That must of been in Qualy as we were P5 overall and P1 in class but the owner asked me to have one more go at trying to get further up the grid . “ I didn’t “.. Never mind only a few more sleeps and South Africa here we come . I’m itching to get back behind the wheel . Thanks for heads up .👍
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Thats a great pic Iain. Good luck in SA, and sorry wont be seeing you at PI this year.
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Thanks for the info, have looked and booked as you suggested, managed to get a great couple of single seat positions. Really looking forward to watching these classics around Monaco.
You mentioned that you are hoping to do some photography.
I was in Grandstand K1 at two previous events and there are opportunities. Attached from 2018, taken with an old bridge camera.

Hope you have an enjoyable visit.
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Woo hoo that’s cheered me up .Two wheels in the air attacking chicane. I was lapping the car in front . That must of been in Qualy as we were P5 overall and P1 in class but the owner asked me to have one more go at trying to get further up the grid . “ I didn’t “.. Never mind only a few more sleeps and South Africa here we come . I’m itching to get back behind the wheel . Thanks for heads up .👍
Not only the lead picture on the ACM website, lead car on the ACM marketing
e-mail I received recently, for the 1500 Euro spectator hospitality package!
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Thanks for heads up Malcomb . Can anyone remove the block that comes up on the photo . It’s a great pic I would love upload . Thanks

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