Circuit: Monaco, leading onto the Nordschleife. 20 laps
Formula: 2.0 L V12 with two turbo’s and 20% extra electric power. Rear engined, four wheel drive. Every aerodynamic surface must be at least 0.25 m^2, to prevent minor details influencing aero performance
14 teams + 2 Private entries
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Rudi Carracciola
Auto Union Bernd Rosemeyer Tazio Nuvolari
Ferrari Wolfgang von Trips Gilles Villeneuve
Alfa Romeo Juan-Manuel Fangio Jean-Pierre Wimille
Maserati Alberto Ascari Achille Varzi
Porsche Jo Bonnier Carel Godin de Beaufort (Private)
Lotus Jim Clark Ayrton Senna
Eagle Dan Gurney Bruce McLaren
Brabham Jack Brabham Carlos Pace
Tyrrell Jackie Stewart François Cevert
McLaren Niki Lauda Jochen Mass
Williams Alan Jones Damon Hill
Renault Alain Prost Fernando Alonso
Red Bull Max Verstappen David Coulthard
Rob Walker Delahaye Stirling Moss
Lord Hesketh Hesketh James Hunt
1 Alain Prost 2 Lewis Hamilton 3 Jim Clark
4 Max Verstappen 5 Tazio Nuvolari
6 Rudi Carracciola 7 Juan-Manuel Fangio 8 Ayrton Senna
9 Gilles Villeneuve 10 Dan Gurney
11 Bernd Rosemeyer 12 Jackie Stewart 13 Achille Varzi
14 Jean-Pierre Wimille 15 François Cevert
16 Carlos Pace 17 Niki Lauda 18 Fernando Alonso
19 Alberto Ascari 20 Alan Jones
21 James Hunt 22 David Coulthard 23 Stirling Moss
24 Bruce McLaren 25 Damon Hill
26 Jack Brabham 27 Jochen Mass 28 Wolfgang von Trips
29 Jo Bonnier 30 Carel Godin de Beaufort
In their own words:
Prost: I just did a quick lap, I didn’t realize it was good enough for pole
Hamilton: The 3rd sector was key. That’s where I got 6 thousands on Clark.
Clark: Front Row. Have a good start and we will beat them all
Verstappen: My car should have been 3rd, but the tires went off in the last part of my Q lap
Nuvolari: Practised well. Now we know the circuit. Sunday is the race
Carraciola:I will talk to Alfred to see if I can get Lewis’s engine for the race
Fangio: I spun off twice, so now I know how fast I can go
Senna: I got into a trance in my last lap and almost forgot about the tunnel
Villeneuve: The car is bad, but we will fight for it
Gurney:If I win this race, I can also run for president
Rosemeyer: I slowed down a bit, thinking of Elly. Tomorrow is the big day
Stewart: Ay laddie. This wee car is not too quick
Varzi: I don’t understand why I’m so slow. But I’ve got something up my sleeve
Wimille: Had to save the car a bit for tomorrow. Better make it last then.
Cevert: Qualified in the top half. The race is more important anyway
Pace: Some car trouble. But my team will repair it.
Lauda: I didn’t show them where I’m fast. Tomorrow will be a surprise for them
Alonso: Wrong tyres today. And my teammate played a trick on me
Ascari: This car runs better at Monza
Jones: It’s going to be a tough race. And I’m tough
Hunt: Anybody seen Suzy?
Coulthard: Honoured to be in the middle of the field with so many great stars
Moss: Was reading the pit signs for Mass and didn’t understand what I had to do
McLaren: Too bad I couldn’t drive my own car, but Dan was nice enough to ask me.
Hill: Nice to have my dad in the pits for once. But his ideas are so old-fashioned
Brabham: Qualifying is not so important. Consistency is all.
Mass: I was lucky to be asked at the last moment. A bit rusty, but tomorrow will be alright
Von Trips: At first I forgot to do the Monaco circuit too. You don’t expect that in the Eifel
Bonnier: We are going to have a GPDA meeting about this qualifying
De Beaufort: Not bad for a four year old ex-factory car. Tomorrow we will see how far we can get.
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 Alain Prost Renault
4 Rudi Carracciola Mercedes
5 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union
6 Jim Clark Lotus
7 Stirling Moss RRC Walker Delahaye
8 Juan-Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
9 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union
10 Jochen Mass McLaren
11 Jo Bonnier Porsche
12 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
13 François Cevert Tyrrell
14 Niki Lauda McLaren
15 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari
16 Fernando Alonso Renault
17 Jack Brabham Brabham
18 Alan Jones Williams
19 Bruce McLaren Eagle
20 Carlos Pace Brabham
21 Ayrton Senna Lotus Retired
22 Damon Hill Williams Retired
23 Dan Gurney Eagle Retired
24 Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Retired
25 James Hunt Hesketh Retired
26 David Coulthard Red Bull Retired
27 Alberto Ascari Maserati Retired
28 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Retired
29 Achille Varzi Maserati Retired
30 Carel Godin De Beaufort Porsche Retired
In their own words:
Max Verstappen: Had a good start A bit boring after that. It’s a long circuit, so no backmarkers to overtake. Kept my tires alive so I could change them late.
Lewis Hamilton: Bad start and then I got into dirty air from Max. Had to change tires too early. Nice challenge at the end, but not quite enough. Thought I had fastest lap, but…. Well, I have always been a Senna fan
Alain Prost: Smooth run into third. Engine not quite up to power, maybe the fuel?
Rudi Caracciola: War Grossartig. After halfway, my hip began to hurt again. It’s not used to lying down so much while driving
Bernd Rosemeyer: These tires didn’t suit our cars. But the speed was good.
Jim Clark: Was just thinking about having a good chance when a tire blew. Lost a lot of time, but at least I fought back into the points. What do you mean points down to 10th place?
Stirling Moss: Great praise for the mechanics to repair the car overnight. Burnt to the ground is quite some damage. Fortunately, we had a spare tub and lots of spare parts
Juan-Manuel Fangio: The team thought we had to change tires 5 times. The others did much less. With these drivers it’s difficult to compensate for the time lost.
Tazio Nuvolari: Correrai ancora più veloce per le vie del Cielo.
Jochen Mass: A good result, given the lack of preparation.
Jo Bonnier: Spun twice, would have been much higher up without that
Jackie Stewart: Today we didn’t do well. And I had to pay attention too much to this guy in my mirrors. Smooth driving made me finish at least in this position
François Cevert: Not fun looking into the exhaust pipes of Jackie for the whole race, but he didn’t make the mistake that would have allowed me to overtake.
Niki Lauda: Didn’t perform as well as I could. This old Nürburgring still gives me the shivers
Wolfgang von Trips: As a true gentleman, I let a lot of the others go first
Fernando Alonso: Today the engine felt like a Formula 2 machine
Jack Brabham: Usually steady does it for me. But the others were too damn fast for me today
Alan Jones: I Could have been much faster but I couldn’t bring myself to overtaking grand master Jack
Bruce McLaren: The second car of the team wasn’t up to it today, so we were pretty slow. And I forgot about the speed limit in the pitlane, which made me lose a lot of places
Carlos Pace: These young boys are mad. Three different drivers hit me in the opening lap, so the repairs made my race really hopeless. At least Carel retired early so I’ve not been 30th, but still I was last
Ayrton Senna: I was leading late in the race except for Verstappen who shouldn’t have been there because he is too young. I was lapping faster and faster and got into a trance. When I woke up, the car was in the guard rail. At least I’ve got fastest lap
Damon Hill: Was following Senna closely, but I had no idea of overtaking him. When he suddenly crashed, I ran over debris and had to retire myself
Dan Gurney: Car was running well but the engine went. Ah, well, that’s racing
Jean-Pierre Wimille: Car had been misfiring since the start. Maybe dirt in the fuel. My car hadn’t been used for a long time before this race
James Hunt: Every lap I was waving to Suzy, but then suddenly I didn’t see her in her usual place, so I had a Shunt
David Coulthard: I was being nice to one of those Italian guys, but he just ran me off the track
Alberto Ascari: So fragile, these Maseratis, especially when you force them to break lap records
Gilles Villeneuve: I spun of more or less, but didn’t want to reduce speed. A tire burst. When I came int the pits there was nothing left to put a new tire onto.
Achille Varzi: Started well, and overtook quite a few drivers. Then I started to feel funny, and needed some more medicine. My team didn’t allow me to continue then.
Carel Godin De Beaufort: Yes, that’s what you get with an old car. It’s fast enough, but at the start something in the driveline broke and I didn’t even make the first corner. So we finally have to replace that part before the next race.