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Monaco GP - Track Guide

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Monaco GP, officially the Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco 2021.


The first ever Monaco GP was held in 1929, when Antony Noghes organised an Automobile Club de Monaco race in the circuit. The race is 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.

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). Lewis Hamilton could equal that record if he wins this Sunday.

Track Characteristics (as seen above)

Turns: 19

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: 1:14.260 (Max Verstappen, 2018)

Direction: Clockwise

Elevation: 42 m


The softest Pirelli compound (C5) makes its grand prix debut in 2021. With the softest line-up in the range nominated for the first time this year, the P Zero White hard tyre in Monaco will be the C3, the P Zero Yellow medium will be the C4, and the P Zero Red will be the C5.

Pressure and Camber info:

Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 17.5 psi (front), 17.0 psi (rear)

EOS Camber limit: -4.00° (front), -2.75° (rear)

More information on tyre and circuit characteristics by Pirelli:

Click here to see the full Monaco GP schedule.

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