Remembering Monaco's darkest day

Remembering Monaco's darkest day

Half a century since Lorenzo Bandini's fatal accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix, Nigel Roebuck reflects on the measures that could have been taken to avoid the Italian's death and its effect on his fellow drivers

By common consent Stirling Moss, defying attacks from Ferrari, drove his greatest race in Monaco in 1961. It was not, though, Phil Hill or Wolfgang von Trips who put him under the greatest pressure, but the team's third driver, Richie Ginther.

"Stirling was the greatest I ever saw," Ginther said. "And that was my best race, but it drove me nuts when the mechanics kept giving me this board, 'Ginther - give all'. What the hell did they think I was giving?!"

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