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The Prince inaugurates the new Race Control

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Anthony Beltoise will pay tribute to his father Jean-Pierre with the MATRA MS 120

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Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016

26 October 2015

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The Prince inaugurates the new Race Control

After several months of construction, the new Race control was inaugurated by H.S.H Prince Albert II Wednesday, 11th May 2016 at 7:30 pm.

The 1500 m2 of structure was designed to cater for the constantly evolving needs of the Monaco Grand Prix (Formula 1, Historic, Formula E).

Following the inauguration, Prince Albert was invited to discover the new building accompanied by Mr Michel Boeri, President of the ACM, the Minister of State and the Interior Minister. H.S.H then visited the PC of the Race Control, the State rooms, the VIP reception facilities and the terrace which offers a view to 360 ° panorama onto the port Hercule.

From Friday, 13rd May at 2 pm until Sunday, 29th May this building will become the new control tower for the Historic Grand Prix and Formula 1.

Anthony Beltoise will pay tribute to his father Jean-Pierre with the MATRA MS 120

Twice French GT Champion and three-time winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup France, Anthony Beltoise will pay tribute to his father Jean-Pierre at the tenth Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

From May 13th to 15th, the French driver will take to the track on board a MATRA MS 120, the car that his father drove during the 1970 season of the Formula 1 World Championship.

Beltoise. Matra. Monaco. Three names that have marked motorsport history. Three names that will be once again reunited in a couple of weeks. 

To honour the memory of his father, Anthony Beltoise indeed decided to take part in the tenth Monaco Historic Grand Prix with the MATRA MS 120, the car Jean-Pierre Beltoise competed with in thirteen Formula 1 Grand Prix back in 1970.

At the time, the French champion, who was racing under the colours of Matra Elf team, had scored 16 points and finished in 9th place. In the Principality of Monaco, he had started from the third row, rank six, on the starting grid, before having had to withdraw. In the bucket seat of the single-seater powered by the V12 Matra, Anthony Beltoise will be writing a portion of history again.

Through this history, Jean-Pierre Beltoise won once in Monaco, in 1972, while his father and Matra united their destinies over several seasons. First of all in F1, from 1966 to 1971, for a total of 46 grand prix.

“My father was an example to me. He was strong, brave, determined and stubborn but also humble and wise. His life as a driver, his career and his exploits, just like those of many other people, have inspired me to live the same passion” Anthony Beltoise confides. “I wanted to follow his footsteps and to become a driver, which I have now been for 20 years. That’s thanks to him and I really wanted to pay tribute to him: Monaco and Matra have quickly made sense to do so. It will be really moving to drive that car on such a legendary track. It will be full of symbols and meanings for my father and his relatives.”

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will celebrate in 2016 its 10th edition, an unmissable event for worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanatics.

A real sprint race, contested on the legendary circuit of Monaco, The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is designed for worldwide collectors, nostalgic enthusiasts, drivers, spectators and ardent supporters of former days’ mechanics, who definitely won’t miss this world event.

Organized since 1997 by the Automobile Club de Monaco, this “biennial” event will take place two weeks before theGrand Prix de Monaco de Formule 1.

Within two and a half days, from Friday 13th afternoon to Sunday, May 15th, 20164, the Principality of Monaco is going to be transformed into a real temple to turn back the clock. It is indeed about 50 years of motor racing that will be commemorated, through 8 exceptional series:

• Event A : Pre-war Grand-Prix Cars

• Race B : Pre-1961 front-engined F1 Grand Prix and F2 cars

• Race C : Front engine Sports Racing cars raced from 1952 to 1955 (included)

• Race D : Front-engined, drum brakes Formula Junior Cars from 1958 to 1960 (included)

• Race E : 1500 F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1961 to 1965 (included)

• Race F : F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1966 to 1972 (included)

• Race G : F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1973 to 1976 (included)