F1's other phenomenal talent revealed at Monaco in 1984

In the collective memory, the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix held on this day was all about the rise and arrival of Ayrton Senna.

The F1 legend was just one lap away from making a massive splash in the Principality's torrential rain and snatching a remarkable win from McLaren's Alain Prost.

However, third-placed man Stefan Bellof was actually the fastest driver on the track that day when the race was red flagged due to the daunting conditions.

Driving the nimble and agile Cosworth-powered Tyrrell 012, Bellof made a mockery of the treacherous elements as he hounded down both Prost and Senna.

"I’m sure Stefan would have passed both Senna and Prost had the race continued," remembers  his team mate back then, Martin Brundle.

"He was as quick a racing driver as I’ve ever seen."

Bellof's undoubtedly left a mark on motor racing – despite his tragically brief career at the top.