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1929 Monaco Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Monaco

Sunday, April 14, 1929
Race winner:
Fastest Lap:
Williams, 2m15.0
1929 season:

From the Motor Sport Archive

English driver wins first Grand Prix of the year

On April 14th last the first Grand Prix of Monaco was run through the streets of Monte Carlo. The course was extremely tricky and included innumerable bends and two hairpins. It had to be covered one hundred times. The course was cleared just previous to the race by Prince Pierre of Monaco who drove round at the wheel of a Voisin car.

The race was notable for the terrific duel which took place between Williams (2,300 c.c. supercharged Bugatti) the ultimate winner, and Caracciola (7,000 c.c. supercharged Mercedes). Williams took the lead soon after the start hotly pursued by Caracciola. On the thirty sixth lap Caracciola passed Williams who had been in the lead all the time but Williams regained the lead on the forty-second lap.