The Monaco Grand Prix is the jewel in the F1 crown and it’s the race that every Formula 1 driver wants to win. It’s basically unchanged since the dawn of motorsport and connects F1 to its origins.
During the years legends like Jack Brabham, Juan Manuel Fangio and Gilles Villeneuve have won here, but wait to see our top 5.
No. 5 – Stirling Moss – 1956, 1960, 1961
Arguably the best driver who has never won a Formula 1 Championship, was present on the top step of the Monaco GP podium, 3 times.
No. 4 – Alain Prost – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988
‘The Professor’ was dominant in the 80’s winning 3 World Championships and adding 4 Monaco Grand Prix in the process.
No. 3 – Michael Schumacher – 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
There just isn’t a Formula 1 top 5 without mentioning Schumy. During his spell at Benetton he won the Monaco Grand Prix 2 times, later adding 3 more wins at Ferrari. Had his share of bad luck, to mention a few: taken out behind the safety car in 2004 or crashing out on the wet Monaco asphalt back in 1996. His last F1 career highlight was a pole lap in 2012.
No. 2 – Graham Hill – 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
Hill was magisterial back in the 60’s around the streets of the Principality, winning 5 races which earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Monaco’. Here’s the man himself describing a lap:
No. 1 – Ayrton Senna – 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Who else? Senna was obsessed with this track and he showed the world what he was capable of.
No other driver in history has won it more times than Ayrton and it’s unlikely that someone will ever come close to that. Who knows how many more times he would’ve won it… Sadly, we’ll never know.
Did we miss anyone? What’s your Top 5 all time list?