Monaco is almost certainly the most famous race on the Formula 1 calendar, as well as one of the most exciting races of the year. It’s an anomaly in a way, if the Monaco track applied today for a space on the Formula 1 circuit it would almost certainly fail due to safety concerns, the tight walls, narrow track and lack of run-off areas almost always result in accidents and injuries but the iconic nature of the race is such that the Formula 1 circus returns year after year.
This footage is from the 1967 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, and shows the fatal accident of Lorenzo Bandini, the Ferrari driver clipped a chicane and was sent upside down into the hay bales with spilled gasoline causing a horrific fire, he died in hospital from his injuries 3 days later and hay bales were immediately banned from all F1 events.
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