The event was inaugurated in 1997 in honour of the 700 years of the Prince of Monaco dynasty. It takes place every two years, exactly two weeks before the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

At the Historic Grand Prix, vintage cars take the centre stage. In fact, only cars built up to 1980 can take part. The Historic Grand Prix is divided into seven categories, depending on the period of the car. Each category bears the name of a driver who made his mark on the cars’ particular era.

The event brings together over 230 sports cars and single-seaters for some very exciting races.