Incredible onboard footage of the '62 Monaco GP

Filmed on high quality 70mm film

2y ago

I couldn't believe I hadn't seen this footage before. One of my favourite pieces of footage is of Juan Manual Fangio driving the Monaco streets with parked cars at the side of the street. It is as close to poetry as a video could get… until I saw this.

This high quality 70mm footage starts onboard what I think is either an Alfa Romeo or Mercedes convertible of the time driving through the empty circuit. This cruise is interrupted by three Grand Prix cars flying passed with a V6 and V8 burble and the video comes to life.

From this point on you'll be totally transfixed as you follow the familiar corners without all the safety features. As the video continues you are whisked into the air for some gorgeous helicopter shots in an eery silence.

This footage was part of a German documentary called 'Flying Clipper' and I'm 100% asking for the full film on DVD for Christmas.

Have a watch of some of the most spectacular Formula One footage you will ever see below:

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Comments (12)

  • I can’t believe they had such good picture quality in 62

      2 years ago
  • Amazing!!

    I went to Monte Carlo for the 1973 Grand Prix, and saw Jackie Stewart win in his Tyrell.

    Back in those days after the race, when all the official things had been concluded, they would open the barriers in one place and you could drive the circuit in your own car. We had hired a 3lt Fiat 130 for the weekend so obviously we had to give it a blast around the track. :-)

      2 years ago
  • That is some stunning footage, it's funny how you recognise parts of Monaco if you have been there. Our taxi driver asked if we wanted to go around the same roads as the track did for 10 euros more. I was like HELL YES!

      2 years ago
  • Jeez... you can really see the difference in the track from then and now!

      2 years ago
    • I'd love to see this track with today's cars

        2 years ago
    • I went to Monaco last year to watch the GP.

      If I known how bad the general admission was though, I would have got a grand stand!

        2 years ago
  • Wonderful footage....

      2 years ago