2 1984 Monaco Grand Prix – Dancing in the Wet


The 1984 Monaco Grand Prix was the only race held on a wet track during the season, and was one of the most exciting ones ever held in Monaco. In an underpowered Toleman, Senna started the race from thirteenth position. As the downpour continued throughout the whole race, Senna was progressing, eventually overtaking Prost right at the finish line on lap 32, when the red flag was waved due to grueling conditions. However, according to the rules of the time, it was the last completed lap that actually counted, which meant that Prost had won the race as he completed the previous lap as the leader. Regardless of that, this race is solely remembered for Senna’s virtuosity behind the wheel of an underdog car.