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#1 travbrad

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 00:20

I seem to remember the same driver driving in both of these races one year. Am I just crazy or did that actually happen? Who was it if I am remembering correctly?

Thanks I have been wracking my brain trying to remember. :)

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#2 BoschKurve

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 00:28

Graham Hill did both races in 1966, 1967, and 1968.

He won Indy in '66, but failed to finish in the two succeeding tries.

He took a 3rd, a 2nd, and then a 1st in each year at Monaco.

#3 BoschKurve

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 00:30

Should also add Jim Clark did both races in 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1967. When he won Indy in 1965, the race was held on May 31st which was a Monday. Monaco was the day before on May 30th.

#4 Rob G

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 00:38

Mario Andretti did it in 1975, '77, '78, '80 and '81. He also DNQ'd at Monaco and raced at Indy in 1971.

#5 Rob G

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 00:46

Dan Gurney also did it five times, in 1962-64, 1967, and 1968. Denis Hulme and Jack Brabham also did it multiple times in the 1960s.

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:03

Clay Regazzoni tried it in 1977 but after a series of misfortunes ended up failing to qualify at Monaco (but made it at Indy).

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:13

Jackie Stewart - 1966 & 1967
Jochen Rindt - 1967 & 1968
Peter Revson - 1973

#8 GD66

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:59

Doesn't mean you're not crazy though, Trav... :drunk:

#9 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:28

Denis Hulme and Jack Brabham also did it multiple times in the 1960s.

Brabham - 1961, 64, 69 & 70
Hulme - 1967, 68, 69 & 71

Best combined performances:

Graham Hill in 1966 - 1st at Indy and 3rd at Monaco
Denis Hulme in 1967 - 4th at Indy and 1st at Monaco

#10 Michael Ferner

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 15:08

I was surprised to find that Louis Chiron did not compete at Monaco in 1929, but Baconin Borzacchini did "the double" a year later.

#11 David McKinney

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 16:43

....Borzacchini did "the double" a year later.

...when there was a much bigger gap between the two races than in the postwar era


#12 RonPohl

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 21:14

Sad to say, "doing the double" now means doing Indy And a NASCAR race called "the world 600"

#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 23:26

Apart from the clashes with the race dates, clashes with qualifying dates interfered with trans-Atlantic competitors...

That Indy was on a fixed date did help a little, as it could be mid-week while Monaco was on the Sunday, but qualifying was always on the weekends at Indy.

#14 Rob G

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:11

Apart from the clashes with the race dates, clashes with qualifying dates interfered with trans-Atlantic competitors...

That Indy was on a fixed date did help a little, as it could be mid-week while Monaco was on the Sunday, but qualifying was always on the weekends at Indy.

Mario Andretti circumvented that problem in 1978 by having Mike Hiss qualify the car for him. Hiss qualified 11th-fastest, but Andretti had to drop to the tail of the field due to the driver change.