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9 decades of yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix

9 decades of yachts at the Monaco Grand Prix

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1955: Sailing yachts dominate

In this photo from 1955, we see Cesare Perdisa driving a Maserati 250F, moving over to allow Juan Manuel Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W196 and his teammate Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz W196 pass by.

But the scene stealers are the graceful sailing yachts in the background. The prevalence of sailing yachts in attendance at the Monaco Grand Prix – many more than motor yachts this particular year – is notable. Quite a difference from today where it’s predominantly large motor yachts crowding the harbour.

Photo courtesy Getty Images

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