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Grand Prix Formula 1 Monaco

The Automobile Club of Monaco (ACM) was set up in 1925 following to a Generally Assembly attended by 55 members of the SVAM, the Monegasque Bicycle and Automobile Sports Club, which was created in 1890 under the name Monegasque Bicycle Sports Club. It had been renamed in 1907 due to the fact that the importance of motor vehicles had become stronger and stronger.

Anthony Noghés The Commissioner General, Anthony Noghés was appointed to present the application of the Automobile Club of Monaco for joining the Association of Certified Automobile Clubs in Paris, currently known as FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). The application was refused because none of the organized events took place on Monegasque territory.

Nogés committed himself to the crazy project of setting up a race circuit in Monaco and attending the race. With the support of Louis Chiron, the members of the Club as well as the Prince, as Honorary President of the Automobile Club of Monaco, Noghés implemented the event. On April 14th, 1929, Prince Pierre inaugurated the circuit of the 1st Grand Prix of Monaco with a lap of honour in a Torpedo Voisin car driven by the director of the circuit, Charles Faroux.

The young Monegasque driver Louis Chiron was absent as he participated in the500 Miles of Indianapolis.

“Williams” won the Grand Prix in a Bugatti 35 B car in 3h56'11' with an average speed of 80.194 km/h. The race was a genuine triumph.

On April 19th, 1932, Captain Sir Malcom Campbell, the man who just had broken the world speed record with 408.621 km per hour, opened the 2nd Grand Prix of Monaco in a superb Torpedo Rolls Royce.

From 1938 to 1947, the Grand Prix did not take place because of economic reasons, a lack of participants and a period which was not appropriate. On May 16th, 1948, the competition started again, but the year after the race was cancelled due to the death of Prince Louis II.

Juan Manuel Fangio was the winner of the 11th edition on May 21st, 1950. Then, a race was organized in 1952, but after, various cancellations took place. Since May 1st, 1955, the Grand Prix of Monaco is one of the most expected moments in the Formula One Championship.

Programme of Monaco GP 2016

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Thursday, May 26th 2016

  • 06.00Closure of track to road traffic
  • 08.30 am to 09.15 am Free practice session Formula Renault 2.0
  • 10.00 am to 11.30 am1st Free Practice Session F1 TM
  • 12.00 to 12.45 Free practice session GP2
  • 02.00 pm to 03.30 pm2rd Free Practice Session F1 TM
  • 04.15 pm to 04.55 pmQualifying GP2
  • 05.30 pm to 06.15 pmFree practice Porsche Supercup
  • 07.30 pmFree practice Porsche Supercup

Friday, May 27th 2016

  • 07h00 Closure of track to road traffic
  • 09h45 à 10h15 Porsche Supercup - Qualifying session
  • 11h15 à 12h20 GP2 - First Race (42 laps)
  • 14h00 Opening of track to road traffic

Saturday, May 28th 2016

  • 7.00Closure of track to road traffic
  • 09.00 am to 09.25 amFormula Renault 2.0 - Stage A - Qualifying sessions
  • 09.30 am to 09.55 amFormula Renault 2.0 - Stage B - Qualifying sessions
  • 11.00 am to 12.00 Formula 1 - 3rd practice session
  • 02.00 pm to 03.00 pmFormula 1 - Qualifying sessions
  • 04.10 pm to 05.00 pmGP2 - Start of the 2nd Race (30 laps)
  • 06.30 pmOpening of track to road traffic

Sunday May 29th 2016

  • 07.00 am Closure of track to road traffic
  • 09.45 am to 10.20Porsche Supercup - Race start (16 laps)
  • 11.10 am to 11.55 amFormula Renault 3.5 - Race Start (40 mins + 1 lap)
  • 12.30 Formula 1 - Drivers parade
  • 02.00 pm Start of the 74th MONACO F1 GRAND PRIX TM (78 laps)
  • 07.30 pm Opening of track to road traffic

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