Grand Prix Gold: Monaco GP 1986

Grand Prix Gold: Monaco GP 1986

Alain Prost took his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix win in 1986, and perhaps more than ever before the world champion dominated at the principality. Nobody, including Senna, could hold a candle to Prost's McLaren

It was a day memorable only for the brilliance of Prost. As a race, the 1986 Monaco Grand Prix was a dead loss, the usual procession through the streets, with no one able to offer any challenge to the world champion – who was equally impressive in taking pole position. Rosberg, Senna, Mansell, Arnoux and Laffite were in a strong, hard, race. But it was not the same one as Prost's. Two wins in a fortnight for McLaren-TAG.

The only battle of note was a lengthy affair featuring Piquet, Brundle, and Tambay, which ended horrifically when Patrick's Lola somersaulted over Martin's Tyrrell. Both survived without serious hurt – and so, therefore, did the Monaco Grand Prix, anachronism of Formula 1.

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