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Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race

The Circuit de Monaco was the venue for the support race.

The Formula One Monaco Grand Prix has had a support open-wheel race in many of its editions.



The race was first held as a Formula Junior race in 1950, won by Stirling Moss, but it was only brought back as a permanent event in 1959. Formula Junior was replaced by Formula Two and Formula Three in 1964 and the support race was now held with F3 cars. A European Formula Three Championship was introduced in 1974 but the Monaco race was not part of it and instead attracted drivers from the various national and international F3 series held in Europe.

After the end of the European Championship it was one of the two unofficial European F3 races along with the Masters of Formula 3. The F3 race was cancelled after 1997 and replaced by an International Formula 3000 race, held until 2004. The F3 race was resurrected once again in 2005 as a part of the Formula Three Euroseries, but this championship never returned as it had mostly followed the DTM calendar. The World Series by Renault has raced next to Formula One since 2005.

Three drivers have won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race twice: Peter Arundell for Lotus in 1961 and 1962, Alain Ferté for Oreca in 1981 and 1982 and Gianantonio Pacchioni for Tatuus in 1993 and Prema Powerteam in 1995.

The most successful team in the event is Oreca, who have won the event six times: Alain Ferté in 1981 and 1982, Michel Ferté in 1983, Pierre-Henri Raphanel in 1985, Yannick Dalmas in 1986 and Laurent Aïello in 1990. The next most successful is Martini with four wins (1973, 1977, 1979 and 1980), while Lotus have three (1961, 1962 and 1971). Matra, Prema Powerteam and Bertram Schäfer Racing each have two wins.

Martini chassis won the event ten times between 1973 and 1986, the most of any manufacturer. Dallara have taken eight victories since 1988, while Lotus have four, Cooper have three, and Matra, Tecno, March, Ralt and Reynard all have two.


Note: A pink background denotes a Formula Junior race.

Year Winner Entrant Car Engine Results
1950   Stirling Moss   Stirling Moss Cooper T11 JAP Results

Not held
1959   Michael May   Michael May Stanguellini Fiat Results
1960   Henry Taylor   Ken Tyrrell Cooper T52 BMC Results
1961   Peter Arundell   Team Lotus Lotus 20 Ford Results
1962   Peter Arundell   Team Lotus Lotus 22 Ford Results
1963   Richard Attwood   Midland Racing Partnership Lola Mk5A Ford Results
1964   Jackie Stewart   Tyrrell Cooper T72 BMC Results
1965   Peter Revson   Ron Harris Racing Division Lotus 35 Ford Results
1966   Jean-Pierre Beltoise   Matra Sports Matra MS5 Ford Results
1967   Henri Pescarolo   Matra Sports Matra MS6 Ford Results
1968   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud   Ecurie Arnold Tecno 68 Ford Results
1969   Ronnie Peterson   Squadra Robardie Tecno 69 Ford Results
1970   Tony Trimmer   Race Cars International Brabham BT28 Ford Results
1971   David Walker   Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 69 Ford Results
1972   Patrick Depailler   Societé des Automobiles Alpine Alpine A364 Renault Results
1973   Jacques Laffite   BP France Martini MK12 Ford Results
1974   Tom Pryce   Ippokampos Racing March 743 Ford Results
1975   Renzo Zorzi[1]   Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia GRD 374 Lancia Results
1976   Bruno Giacomelli   March Racing March 763 Toyota Results
1977   Didier Pironi   Ecurie Elf Martini MK21 Toyota Results
1978   Elio de Angelis   Racing Team Everest Chevron B38 Toyota Results
1979   Alain Prost   Ecurie Elf Martini MK27 Renault Results
1980   Mauro Baldi   Automobiles Martini Martini MK31 Toyota Results
1981   Alain Ferté   BP Racing Martini MK34 Alfa Romeo Results
1982   Alain Ferté   Total Martini MK37 Alfa Romeo Results
1983   Michel Ferté   Oreca Martini MK39 Alfa Romeo Results
1984   Ivan Capelli   Enzo Coloni Racing Martini MK42 Alfa Romeo Results
1985   Pierre-Henri Raphanel   Oreca Martini MK45 Alfa Romeo Results
1986   Yannick Dalmas   Oreca Martini MK49 Volkswagen Results
1987   Didier Artzet   Monaco Sponsoring Ralt RT31 Volkswagen Results
1988   Enrico Bertaggia   Forti Corse Dallara F388 Alfa Romeo Results
1989   Antonio Tamburini   Prema Racing Reynard 893 Alfa Romeo Results
1990   Laurent Aïello   Oreca Dallara F390 Volkswagen Results
1991   Jörg Müller   Bongers Motorsport Reynard 913 Volkswagen Results
1992   Marco Werner   G+M Escom Motorsport Ralt RT36 Opel Results
1993   Gianantonio Pacchioni   Tatuus Dallara F393 Fiat Results
1994   Giancarlo Fisichella   RC Motorsport Dallara F394 Opel Results
1995   Gianantonio Pacchioni   Prema Powerteam Dallara F395 Fiat Results
1996   Marcel Tiemann   Opel Team BSR Dallara F396 Opel Results
1997   Nick Heidfeld   Opel Team BSR Dallara F397 Opel Results

Not held
2005   Lewis Hamilton[2]   ASM Formule 3 Dallara F305 Mercedes Results


  1. ^ While Zorzi won the race, it could be noted that Tony Brise and Alex Ribeiro, both ahead of Zorzi, collided into each other on the last lap.
  2. ^ In 2005, the Formula Three Euroseries organisers held two races - Lewis Hamilton won both races.


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