Grand Prix Gold: 1982 Monaco GP

Grand Prix Gold: 1982 Monaco GP

Monaco was only a fortnight after Gilles Villeneuve had been killed at Zolder, and the F1 community was still reeling. After an unspectacular start, the race erupted into chaos in the final laps as rain and oil played havoc, allowing Riccardo Patrese to take an unlikely victory

For a high percentage of the world's Formula 1 drivers, Monaco is unaccountably home. They drive through its streets very often, and for three days of each year they go raving mad through them. The Armco is down and the bangers are up. Jackpot week for the Principality.

These days the Monaco Grand Prix is actually getting a little scary. A favourite vantage point for journalist and photographer has always been the exit of Casino Square, just down from the little news kiosk.

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