The latest Grand Prix de Monaco Historic honors the interconnected history of both the Bugatti and the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most important traditions in the racing world for almost 100 years. At the time, it was considered one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, a place where the most legendary moments in motorsport were created. The history of the Bugatti brand is closely related to the Monaco Grand Prix, as it was a Bugatti that won the first Monaco Grand Prix. Since then, Bugatti has won twice more in a row, one of those victories being completed in 1931 by Louis Chiron.
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Louis Chiron is the only driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix as a native Monegasque, with his Bugatti Type 51, and he competed in his final Grand Prix in Monaco in 1955, finishing sixth in his Lancia D50 and the oldest driver. Ever participated in the Formula 1 Grand Prix at the age of 55, which can still be said today. In his honor, the 13th Grand Prix de Monaco Historic will feature a starter category, the Series A – Louis Chiron, for front-engine Grand Prix cars built before 1960.