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F1 Flashback: Piquet and Patrese Wreck At The 1985 Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is the crown jewel of the F1 calendar. While the 2016 installment is May 29th, we take a look back at the dramatic 1985 race. As you will see in the video below Nelson Piquet attempted to pass Riccardo Patrese. It did not go well. The result caused both cars to spin and Patrese’s car in particular left transmission oil on the track. Which in turn lead to Niki Lauda skidding off track and subsequently stalling. Michele Alboreto, who was leading in his Ferrari was also affected. Handing the lead to Alain Prost. Alboreto would retake the lead only to lose it again after cutting down a tire, which handed victory to Prost.

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Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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