Denny Hulme clinched his first Grand Prix win on this day at Monaco in 1967, driving for Brabham.

Unfortunately, it was anything but a joyous celebration for the Kiwi at the end of the grueling 100-lap event, for Formula 1 had lost one of its own.

Ferrari’s Lorenzo Bandini had crashed while running in second place behind Hulme.

The Italian driver had lost control of his car at the harbour chicane on lap 82, hit the guard rail and then a pole which turned the Ferrari over and ruptured its fuel tank, trapping Bandini in a fiery blaze.


The Scuderia driver, one of Italy’s most charismatic figures, suffered third degree burns and sadly died from his injuries three days later.

Only six cars finished the race that year, Hulme conquering the first of two wins in a season that would see him clinch the world title.

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