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1929 Monaco Grand Prix
File:Circuit de Monaco 1950.png
Race details
Date 14 April 1929
Official name Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Monte Carlo
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.180 km (1.976 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 318.0 km (197.6 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver
  • France Philippe Étancelin
Bugatti
Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti
Time 2:15.0
Podium
First
Bugatti
Second
  • France René Dreyfus
Bugatti
Third
  • Italy Mario Lepori
Bugatti

The 1929 Monaco Grand Prix was the first ever Monaco Grand Prix. It was set up by Antony Noghès and was supported by Prince Louis II and local driver Louis Chiron. On April 7, 1929, the plan became a reality when 13 drivers were invited from Europe to race for 75,000 French francs.

Classification

Starting grid

For the first three years, there were no qualifying heats, instead of grid positions were drawn by a ballot. Philippe Étancelin drew pole position, while main rival Georges Bouriano started 7th.

1st Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
23px
Étancelin
Bugatti
23px
Dauvergne
Bugatti
23px
Lehoux
Bugatti
2nd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
Sandri
Maserati
23px
Philippe
Bugatti
Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
Zehender
Alfa Romeo
3rd Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
23px
Bouriano
Bugatti
23px
de Rovin
Delage
23px
Rigal
Alfa Romeo
4th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
de Sterlich
Maserati
23px
Dreyfus
Bugatti
Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
Lepori
Bugatti
5th Row 1 Pos. 2 Pos. 3 Pos.
23px
Doré
Corre La Licorne
23px
Perrot
Alfa Romeo

Race

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 18 23px Georges Bouriano Bugatti T35C 100 3:57:14.1 7
2 28 France René Dreyfus Bugatti T37A 100 +2:22.5 11
3 30 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Mario Lepori Bugatti T35C 98 + 2 Laps 12
4 14 France Georges Philippe Bugatti T35C 98 + 2 Laps 5
5 24 France Louis Rigal Alfa Romeo 6C 91 + 9 Laps 9
6 22 France Raoul de Rovin Delage 15S8 85 +15 laps 8
7 32 France Michel Doré Corre La Licorne 81 +19 Laps 13
Ret 4 France Philippe Étancelin Bugatti T35C 67 Mechanical 1
Ret 6 France Christian Dauvergne Bugatti T35C 38 Mechanical 2
Ret 10 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Guglielmo Sandri Maserati 8C 27 Mechanical 4
Ret 16 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Goffredo Zehender Alfa Romeo 6C 22 Mechanical 6
Ret 36 France Albert Perrot Alfa Romeo 6C 19 Wheel detached 14
Ret 26 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Diego de Sterlich Maserati 8C 8 Mechanical 10
Ret 8 France Marcel Lehoux Bugatti T35C 5 Transmission 3

External links

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