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The 1984 #Monaco #GrandPrix was run in treacherous conditions on the #CircuitdeMonaco. It rained heavily through the morning hours and throughout the shortened race of only 30 laps that would finish in high drama. The start was delayed 45 minutes in the

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The 1984 #Monaco #GrandPrix was run in treacherous conditions on the #CircuitdeMonaco. It rained heavily through the morning hours and throughout the shortened race of only 30 laps that would finish in high drama. The start was delayed 45 minutes in the hope that the conditions would improve, but then the race organizers began the race in spite of the danger. Frenchman Alain #Prost led from the start in the #McLaren that was poorly suited for the wet conditions. Nigel #Mansell in the #Lotus passed him on lap 11 only to spin out and crash into the barriers 5 laps later. This put Prost back in the lead, with rookie Ayrton #Senna (who would go on to become arguably the greatest #FormulaOne driver of all time) in the inferior #Toleman second and Stefan #Bellof in the #Tyrrell third. Senna and Bellof then surprisingly began catching up with Prost at a blazing pace. The race was then suddenly and controversially stopped on lap 31 due to the conditions after Prost began waving to the race organizers to immediately stop the race due to the extremely dangerous conditions on the track. The officials then abruptly stopped the race, and Prost slowed his car right before Senna defiantly and enthusiastically attempted to blow past him right at the finish line. Using lap times counting back to the previous laps, Prost was confirmed the winner with half-points due to less than 75% of the race completed but ironically it would cost him the #FormulaOneWorldChampionship. His 4.5 points for the win meant he finished half-a-point behind team-mate Niki #Lauda in the championship. Had the race been fully completed in Monaco and he finished second to Senna, he would have been that year's world champion. This strange and contested #MonacoGrandPrix would mark the beginning of one of the most exciting rivalries in all of sport history. The Senna and Prost rivalry would dominate #Formula1 racing for 10 years until Senna's untimely death in 1994 at the #SanMarinoGrandPrix in Italy. But despite their bitter rivalry the two had the utmost of respect for one another, evidenced by the fact that Prost was a pallbearer at Senna’s funeral. Years later Prost would say a part of him died when Senna perished because their rivalry had been so great. Stay tuned to #ChicaneNYC all this week as we pay respect to our #Monacan heritage and share our love for #FormulaOneRacing by counting down the days leading up to the Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday, May 25 at 8am EST on @NBCTV. And come visit #Chicane this week at #430Broome and #CrosbyStreet in #NYC #SoHo and take your own #vacation to the #SouthOfFrance.