Monaco Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco, is a street circuit located in the principality of Monaco, on the French Riviera. The circuit is widely considered one of the most iconic and challenging tracks on the Formula One calendar.
The circuit is 3.337 km (2.074 mi) long and features 19 turns, including several tight corners and chicanes that require precision driving and a high degree of skill from the drivers. The circuit is known for its narrow streets, tight corners, and steep elevation changes, which make it a challenging track for both the drivers and the teams.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been held annually at the Circuit de Monaco since 1929 and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious races in the world. The race is known for its glitz, glamour, and celebrity sightings, as well as its challenging layout and the unique spectacle of Formula One cars racing through the streets of Monaco.
The Monaco circuit is a favorite among drivers, who appreciate the challenge of racing on a circuit that requires precision driving and split-second decision making. The race is also a favorite among fans, who flock to the principality to witness the spectacle of Formula One racing in one of the most glamorous and iconic locations in the world.
The first ever Monaco GP was held in 1929, when Antony Noghes organised an Automobile Club de Monaco race in the circuit. The race has been a part of the official F1 calendar since the first year or the Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, and hasn't been off it since 1955 and is kmow as the "jewel in the crown" of the Formula 1 world championship.
Juan Manuel Fangio won the first race in 1950, while Ayrton Senna holds the record of most Monaco GP wins, with 6 (1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993).
Circuit de Monaco
DRS Zones: 1
Circuit Length: 3.337 km (2.073 mi)
Total Race Distance: 260.286 km (161.734 mi)
Number of Laps: 78
Lap Record: 1:12.909 Lewis Hamilton (2021)
What happened at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix
Max Verstappen once again took a dominant win ahead of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon. The race started in dry conditions but heading towards the end of the race with 20 or so laps left the heavens opened. The beginning of the second sector particularly from Mirabeau High to Portier had became an ice rink. Many drivers slid down run off areas and cutting the Nouvelle Chicane coming out of the tunnel due to cold tyres with little grip to offer.
Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Perez had a shocker of a race with multiple collisions, five pit stops, two laps down and a 16th place which saw the gap in the championship open up from 14 points to 39. The Mexican driver's weekend was not looking good after a crash at Sainte Devote in qualifying saw him start last and with Monaco being nortoriously hard to overtake Perez had his work cut out for him.
With Verstappen taking the win he set a new record for most wins by a Red Bull driving beating Sebastian Vettels record of 38. For Alonso he took his first second place since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Esteban Ocon also broke the Frenches bad luck in Monaco and took the first French Monaco podium since 1996 when Olivier Panis won his only F1 race.
Last 5 Winners
2023: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2022: Sergio Perez, Red Bull
2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2019: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2018: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday May 26th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30 (Finished)
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00 (Finished)
Saturday May 27th:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30 (Finished)
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00 (Finished)
Sunday May 28th:
Race Start: 14:00 (Finished)