The 1996 Monaco Grand Prix was record-breaking and took place in torrential conditions. It provided Olivier Panis with his first and only F1 victory, as well as the last for the Ligier team.
Michael Schumacher, driving in his sixth Grand Prix for Ferrari, took pole position in qualifying by half a second from Damon Hill – who had won four of the opening five races – and Jean...
Jean-Eric Vergne was probably too young to care the last time a French driver won a Formula One race.
That was back in May 1996, when Olivier Panis won in Monaco. Vergne was only 6 years old, two months younger than Charles Pic.
But Pic, Vergne and 25-year-old Romain Grosjean are the three French drivers hoping to end that dry spell this season, or at least get a podium place....
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March 14, 2012