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1965 Monaco Grand Prix
1965 Monaco Grand Prix – Complete Race
1-DVD (89 Minutes)
This is LIVE black & white television coverage, without any commentary, other than some
opening comments from ABC Wide World Of Sports broadcasters, and a brief introduction
by a French broadcaster. This is a very early Eurovision broadcast, and was the raw video
feed that commentators used for their own TV broadcasts. Because this was a live satellite
feed, with many helicopter aerial views, there are dozens of glitches in the TV transmission.
We removed many of these video transmission problems, which shortened the length of this
video. Rest assured that the segments we deleted were not watchable anyway, so this is
the most complete version you can get! Please note that this DVD is for hard-core
F1 collectors and fans only! Others will probably be bored.
Jim Clark did not race in the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix, deciding to compete in the Indianapolis 500
instead, which he duly won for Lotus. The Formula One series rolled into Monte Carlo with Graham Hill
clinching the pole ahead of Jack Brabham and Jackie Stewart. There was a moment of major drama when
Paul Hawkins, a young Australian driving a privately entered Lotus, spun off the road coming out of the
chicane. He crashed through the straw bales and plunged into the harbour where his car landed upside
down and sank like a stone. Luckily, he was able to scramble out of his seat unharmed and he swam to the
quayside where he hung on to mooring chains until a Red Cross boat rescued him. No car had fallen into
the harbor since Alberto Ascari’s Lancia suffered the same fate in 1955. He too survived, surfacing
before being helped into one of the safety boats.
Graham Hill made history by winning the Monaco Grand Prix for the third successive year, and in doing
so swept into the lead in the world championship. Hill now led the world championship by four points
from Clark and Surtees, with Bandini in fourth and Formula One debutant Stewart in fifth.