F1 Flashback: Graham Hill wins at Monaco for the fifth time

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On this day in 1969, two-time Formula 1 world champion Graham Hill won the Monaco Grand Prix for the fifth time, setting a record that would not be broken until Ayrton Senna’s sixth triumph there in 1993.

Hill’s place in Formula 1 folklore was largely secured around the tight and twisty streets of the Mediterranean principality. In fact, his nickname was “Mr. Monaco” because of how successful he was there.

The Briton made his debut in 1958, and enjoyed a 17-year career in Formula 1 – unheard of at the time due to the extraordinary risks and, compared to modern standards, poor safety. In fact, in 1955, Alberto Ascari actually crashed into the harbor at Monaco. Thankfully, he was rescued from the water and escaped with just a broken nose.

In 1962, Hill won his first world title, and clinched his first victory at Monaco in 1963. Further victories in 1964, 1965 and 1968 would follow, with the latter helping to take him to a second world championship.

1969 saw Mr. Monaco do it again. After Jackie Stewart and Chris Amon made rocket starts and pulled ahead, both were forced to retire from the race due to problems on their cars. This allowed Hill to sweep past and claim his 14th and final grand prix victory. He raced on until 1975 with little success, but was tragically killed in a plane accident in the November of that year.

Ahead of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, it is nice to remember just how much history there is around the streets of Monte Carlo. The likes of Hill, Senna, Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost all made their names with success at Monaco, and for the class of 2014, the importance of winning such a historic race will not be lost.

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

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