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#1 Geoff E

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 09:03

I bought a video which had newsreel film of a Monaco GP (1956 I think) and the start/finish appeared to be BEFORE the Gasworks hairpin. How many times did they do this?

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#2 Marcel Schot

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 09:23

The start before Gasometre was used until 1971. 1972 used the same circuit, but with the start where it is today. From 1973 onwards the Gasometre was history and the Rascasse/Anthony Noghes combination came into existance.

#3 Geoff E

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 09:58

Originally posted by Marcel Schot
The start before Gasometre was used until 1971.


But in Grand Prix Legends for 1967 it was after the Gasometre ...

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 10:54

The start/finish line before the Gasworks hairpin was used only between 1955 and 1962. Following the pile-up at Gasworks at the start of the 1962 race, the organisers reverted to the traditional location after the hairpin. (Source: The Monaco Grand Prix by David Hodges)

#5 Geoff E

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 12:03

Originally posted by Tim Murray
The start/finish line before the Gasworks hairpin was used only between 1955 and 1962. Following the pile-up at Gasworks at the start of the 1962 race, the organisers reverted to the traditional location after the hairpin. (Source: The Monaco Grand Prix by David Hodges)


That sounds feasible - the hairpin just after the start sounds like an accident waiting to happen! :)

#6 Marcel Schot

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 13:16

Weird, Forix shows the circuit to have been unchanged from 1955-1971. And since it was the only source available at work, I messed up :blush:

Note to self : always double-check

#7 Roger Clark

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 23:58

1972 was, I believe, the only year the pits were positioned on the harbour front, between the tunnel and the Tabac.