For Formula 1 racing aficionados there is a real treat in store… and immediately too… as three stamps have just been released by the Monaco Stamp Office. They include Legendary Race Cars and Legendary Race Car Drivers. Here they are:
The Brabham BT26 (1.16 euros stamp)
The Brabham BT26, the first single-seater with front and rear wings, was developed by the team founded by Australian driver Jack Brabham and engineer Ron Tauranac in 1960.
The Brawn GP 001 (1.80 euros stamp)
Fitted with a Mercedes engine and a double diffuser, designed by Ross Brawn, it won its first and only season in F1 in 2009 and allowed Jenson Button to become world champion. The team was eventually bought by Mercedes. And the Legendary Race Cars Series also include stamps already issued of:
- Benetton B195
- Vanwall BW5
- Honda RA 271
- Williams Renault FE14B
Now on to Legendary Race Car Drivers:
F1 legend Jack Brabham (2 euros stamp)
This triple world champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 is the only driver to have won this title at the wheel of a car designed by himself, the Brabham BT19. A brilliant car maker and a fantastic mechanic, he scored his first victory in 1959 on the Monaco circuit.
Already issued: F1 Legend Stirling Moss (3.18 euros stamp).
Born in London in 1929, Stirling Moss is considered to be one of the greatest ever racing drivers. Nicknamed the ‘champion without a crown’, he won 212 races, including 16 Grand Prix events, and was crowned runner-up in the world championship four times in a row between 1955 and 1958, but he never succeeded in lifting the world title.
New Issue On 28 April 2023
80th MONACO FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is considered to be one of the most prestigious motor races in the world. Since it was established in 1929, drivers and teams have stepped up to the challenge of navigating a narrow circuit through the streets of the Principality of Monaco, with its many changes in gradient, tight corners and famous tunnel. It is undoubtedly one of the most demanding circuits on the F1 World Championship calendar. The 80th event will take place from 25 to 28 May 2023.
Stamps may be purchased from the Stamp Office located at 23, avenue Albert II, at the Museum of Stamps and Coins, in post offices and philatelic counters or from dealers.