Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Next race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Island

1929 and the first Monaco Grand Prix // Archive footage from the dusty streets of Monte Carlo

Published by Mr. C

Joe Saward shared a video on Facebook over the weekend that I hadn't seen before and absolutely did not want to lose.

Pathé Newsreels, one of the oldest names in the motion picture industry, launched a YouTube channel last year and have been uploading all manner of archive clips ever since. This month they dug out a 2 minute vignette of the inaugural Grand Prix in Monaco, founded by Anthony Noghes.

The 1929 race featured 15 drivers and lasted 4 hours, and looked as insane to tackle in a racing car back then as it does today. The beauty of running a contemporary series on a circuit as steeped in history as Monaco is that so many of the landmarks are clearly recognisable to even the most casual modern day fan - the tight St. Devote corner, the climb to the Casino, the tunnel and more.

Enjoy this truly classic piece of footage and keep in mind the amount of dust visible off the racing line when drivers complain about marbles in the modern era.

The race was won by William Grover-Williams, a name fans of Joe's book Grand Prix Saboteurs will be more than familiar with. If you haven't read the book yet, be sure to grab yourself a copy.

Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

Which former driver sold his Toro Rosso shares on this day in 2008, after guiding the team for three years?

F1 team launches
McLaren HondaOnline29 Jan
Sauber F1 TeamOnline30 Jan
Scuderia FerrariOnline30 Jan
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain31 Jan
Infiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain1 Feb
Williams Martini RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Lotus F1 TeamJerez, Spain2 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamOnline25 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuito de JerezSpain1 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain2 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain3 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain4 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain19 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain20 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain21 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain22 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain26 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar

An Aside with Joe