VIDEO: 1955 Monaco Grand Prix highlights

1955 Monaco Grand Prix

If you ever needed a reminder of how far the sport of Formula One has come since its inception this highlights video from the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix would be a pretty good place to start.

The race was won by the unheralded Ferrari driver Maurice Trintignant. It’s also notable for being the last race for F1 legend Alberto Ascari; he was killed a few days later in a testing accident at Monza.

In the 1950s the Monaco street circuit was a bit different to the course Mark Webber won on last weekend. La Rascasse didn’t exist, for example, and the tunnel was much shorter, to name two of the changes.

Check out the video after the break, we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of it.

[via Motor Sport Retro]

1950s MonacoGP circuit