One of ‘the’ races that we all still talk about so much is the famous and contentious Formula 1 1984 Monaco Grand Prix which saw the race take place in heavy rain conditions. This video is the full original BBC broadcast of the race with commentary from the legendary Murray Walker and 1976 World Champion James Hunt.
After a pretty serious crash in practice by Martin Brundle, the race was run in very heavy rain (extremely uncharacteristic for Monaco) and ultimately won by Frenchman Alain Prost. The race soon became a big talking point after it saw the emergence of a little know Brazilian and future World Champion called Ayrton Senna driving a Toleman Hart TG184. Senna drove beyond his car and way beyond the conditions to chase down the entire pack and be only seconds away from passing the leading driver Prost before the race was controversially red flagged and stopped by the then French President of FISA – Jean-Marie Balestre, a decision that lead to James Hunt calling it “French Timing”
An unbelievable 30 years have passed since this iconic race, so kick back and enjoy one of the greatest F1 drives in history.