First held in 1929, this race takes
place through the streets of Monte Carlo, and has claims to be considered the world's most
spectacular event. The circuit is only two miles long, and 197.5 miles have to be covered
necessitating taking over a thousand corners. Louis Chiron won the 1931 event at a speed
of 54.09 m.p.h. Fagioli on a Maserati was second, and Achille Varzi took third place with
a Bugatti. Twenty three cars started, but only these three actually finished; six others
were running when the race was stopped, but the nearest to Varzi was two laps behind.