Monaco kicks off its historic racing weekend


Two weeks ahead of Formula 1's return to Monaco, the Principality has gone back in time for its traditional and glorious weekend of historic racing.

The impassioned field of amateur competitors will showcase a priceless collection of machines spanning seven decades that will include 35 Lotus cars celebrating the memory of founder Colin Chapman who passed away 40 years ago.

Among the 120 Formula 1 cars set to roar through Casino Square will be 14 Grand Prix winners.

Although former Ferrari charger Jean Alesi hasn't returned for this year's event following his pugnacious display in 2021, the ex-Niki Lauda 1975 Ferrari 312 T will be on track, perhaps fending off the ex-James Hunt 1976 McLaren M26.

As F1 advances through time, a new category has been created for this year's event for cars from '81 to '85.

If you can't make it harbourside, Motor Sport Magazine's website will be streaming the action live on Saturday and Sunday.