Events27 April 2018

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 : a new dimension !

The Automobile Club de Monaco organizes since 1997 the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, always running two weeks before the Grand Prix de Monaco de Formule 1.

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This competition gathers collection cars lovers every two years at the heart of the Principality.

The next Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will mark the 11th edition of this prestigious event (May 11-13, 2018) in the Principality. The Organizing Committee and the Historic Department of Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) have already made three crucial decisions.

Following a request by drivers willing to enter pre-war cars, the A-series (organized in 2016 as a demonstration event) is coming back, as a race, in order to become THE unmissable world meeting for this category of Grand Prix cars, which were called “Formula 1” as soon as World War II ended. We expect huge success for this race, and this should pave the way for an expansion of the A-series.

The Sport race has also been rethought, in order to present a panel of the most beautiful sportscars of the first after-war decade. Without eliminating, of course, cars that took part, in 1952, in the one and only Grand Prix de Monaco reserved to sportscars.

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Finally, the smallest single-seaters (Formula Junior and F3), for which Monaco represented kind of a World Championship, will not be part of the 2018 program. One might regret it but ACM intends to focus even more on Formula 1, the absolute pinnacle of speed racing.

Including the pre-war A-series, over 180 Grand Prix cars will be selected for both their historical value and their degree of authenticity. They will enter proper races on the mythical track of the Principality of Monaco.

In fairness, this 2018 edition will be rare and exceptional for all spectators, whether you consider the global picture or give a closer look to the menu: five distinct starting grids covering the first thirty years of the Formula 1 World Championship, a unique sight for motor racing fans, worldwide collectors and nostalgic enthusiasts.

During two and a half days, all competitors will share their passion for high level motor racing with thousands of fans. The cars will not be parked in a closed room but involved in endless racing moments, noise and smell included, against their rivals of the old times when they all chased a win in the heart of the Principality of Monaco. On a mythical track where 80% of the straight lines and turns are exactly the same as in 1929, and still used every year for the most glamorous Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship.

This eleventh edition will take place from May 11 to May 13, 2018. Cars that can participate are listed below, sorted by race.

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7 Races – Restricted to cars that took part in International Races & that are in conformity with the regulations for the relevant period  

Race A

Pre-war Grand Prix Cars and Voiturette 

Race B

Pre-1961 front-engine F1 Grand Prix and F2 cars 

B.1: Cars built between January 1st 1946 and December 31st 1953 fitted with a supercharged engine of maximum capacity 1500cc or with an unsupercharged engine of maximum capacity 4500 cc.

B.2: Formula 2 cars built before December 31st, 1953, fitted with an unsupercharged engine and a maximum capacity of 2000cc.

B.3: Formula 1 cars built between January 1st, 1954 and December 31st, 1960, fitted with an unsupercharged engine of a maximum capacity 2500cc, or with a supercharged engine of maximum capacity 750cc.

Race C

Front-engine Sport and Prototype Racing cars with engine capacity of 2L or more and which raced between 1952 – 1957 inclusive

C.1: Cars equipped with a 2L engine.

C.2: Cars equipped with an engine of over 2L and drum brakes.

C.2: Cars equipped with an engine of over 2L and disk brakes.

Race D

F1 Grand Prix cars from 1961 to 1965 inclusive

D.1: Cars fitted with 4 or 6 cylinder engine.

D.2: Cars fitted with 8 or 12 cylinder engine.

Race E

F1 Grand Prix cars from 1966 to 1972 inclusive

E.1: Cars having participated in F1 Grand Prix races between January 1st 1966 and December 31st 1969.

E.2: Cars built between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 1972 equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.

E.3: Cars built between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 1972 equipped with any other make/type of engine. 

Race F

F1 Grand Prix cars, from 1973 to 1976 inclusive

F.1: Cars equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.

F.2: Cars equipped with any other make/type of engine.

Race G

F1 Grand Prix cars, from 1977 to 1980 inclusive

G.1: F1 Grand Prix cars designed without ground effect.

G.2: F1 Grand Prix cars designed with ground effect equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine.

G.3: F1 Grand Prix cars designed with ground effect equipped with any other make/type of engine.

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