Circuit de Monaco: The Ultimate Track Guide

Circuit de Monaco: The Ultimate Track Guide

Situated in the harbour-side of one of the most picturesque places in Europe, the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is held every year in May. The cars and drivers are pushed to their limits as they slide through the streets of Monte Carlo on the Circuit de Monaco.


FIRST F1 RACE 1950
TRACK LENGTH 2.075 miles
NUMBER OF LAPS 78
NUMBER OF TURNS 19
MOST POLES Ayrton Senna (5)
MOST WINS Ayrton Senna (6)

TRACK MAP


A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIRCUIT DE MONACO

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🇲🇨 2018 RACE RECAP

Daniel Ricciardo gained redemption for his 2016 Monaco loss as he dominated the weekend in the Principality, nursing his wounded car to victory.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in all of the first three practice sessions, while team-mate Max Verstappen crashed at the end of the final hour of practice, leaving him unable to compete in Qualifying. Ricciardo went on to take a second pole in Monaco, with Sebastian Vettel starting alongside him on the front row. Ricciardo stayed ahead on the run to turn one and pitted at the end of the sixteenth lap, never losing the lead. The Australian’s hopes began to falter before lap thirty, though, as he declared he was losing engine power. While Fernando Alonso was sidelined with gearbox issues, Verstappen was charging through the field, eventually finishing the race in ninth place and a sense of missed opportunity. Charles Leclerc became the first Monegasque driver to compete at home in over twenty years, but his weekend ended in a collision with Brendon Hartley due to a brake failure. Despite the power unit problems, Ricciardo was able to hold on to the lead, eventually finishing just under eight seconds ahead of Vettel. With Lewis Hamilton coming home third, the top three finished in the same order they had qualified.


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🇲🇨 DID YOU KNOW?

The Monaco Grand Prix requires six weeks of preparations, with the placing of 3,600 tyres for tyre barriers, 33 km of guard rails, 20,000 square metres of catch fencing and 1,100 tonnes of seating built.


FAST FACTS

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🇲🇨 WHY WE LOVE MONACO

You won’t get a race full of overtakes around the streets of Monaco, but you will get two hours of drivers pushing the cars to the limit of their abilities and to the absolute edge in terms of the tracks barriers. The beautiful setting and the pure magic of Monaco is enough to keep things entertaining.


🇲🇨 MONACO GP WINNERS AND POLESITTERS

YearPolesitterTeam On PoleWinnerWinning Team
1950Juan Manuel FangioAlfa RomeoJuan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo
1955Juan Manuel FangioMercedesMaurice TrintignantFerrari
1956Juan Manuel FangioFerrariStirling MossMaserati
1957Juan Manuel FangioMaseratiJuan Manuel FangioMaserati
1958Tony BrooksVanwallMaurice TrintignantCooper
1959Stirling MossCooperJack BrabhamCooper
1960Stirling MossLotusStirling MossLotus
1961Stirling MossLotusStirling MossLotus
1962Jim ClarkLotusBruce McLarenCooper
1963Jim ClarkLotusGraham HillBRM
1964Jim ClarkLotusGraham HillBRM
1965Graham HillBRMGraham HillBRM
1966Jim ClarkLotusJackie StewartBRM
1967Jack BrabhamBrabhamDenny HulmeBrabham
1968Graham HillLotusGraham HillLotus
1969Jackie StewartMatraGraham HillLotus
1970Jackie StewartMarchJochen RindtLotus
1971Jackie StewartTyrrellJackie StewartTyrrell
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotusJean-Pierre BeltoiseBRM
1973Jackie StewartTyrrellJackie StewartTyrrell
1974Niki LaudaFerrariRonnie PetersonLotus
1975Niki LaudaFerrariNiki LaudaFerrari
1976Niki LaudaFerrariNiki LaudaFerrari
1977John WatsonBrabhamJody ScheckterWolf
1978Carlos ReutemannFerrariPatrick DepaillerTyrrell
1979Jody ScheckterFerrariJody ScheckterFerrari
1980Didier PironiLigierCarlos ReutemannWilliams
1981Nelson PiquetBrabhamGilles VilleneuveFerrari
1982Rene ArnouxRenaultRiccardo PatreseBrabham
1983Alain ProstRenaultKeke RosbergWilliams
1984Alain ProstMcLarenAlain ProstMcLaren
1985Ayrton SennaLotusAlain ProstMcLaren
1986Alain ProstMcLarenAlain ProstMcLaren
1987Nigel MansellWilliamsAyrton SennaLotus
1988Ayrton SennaMcLarenAlain ProstMcLaren
1989Ayrton SennaMcLarenAyrton SennaMcLaren
1990Ayrton SennaMcLarenAyrton SennaMcLaren
1991Ayrton SennaMcLarenAyrton SennaMcLaren
1992Nigel MansellWilliamsAyrton SennaMcLaren
1993Alain ProstWilliamsAyrton SennaMcLaren
1994Michael SchumacherBenettonMichael SchumacherBenetton
1995Damon HillWilliamsMichael SchumacherBenetton
1996Michael SchumacherFerrariOlivier PanisLigier
1997Heinz-Harald FrentzenWilliamsMichael SchumacherFerrari
1998Mika HäkkinenMcLarenMika HäkkinenMcLaren
1999Mika HäkkinenMcLarenMichael SchumacherFerrari
2000Michael SchumacherFerrariDavid CoulthardMcLaren
2001David CoulthardMcLarenMichael SchumacherFerrari
2002Juan Pablo MontoyaWilliamsDavid CoulthardMcLaren
2003Ralf SchumacherWilliamsJuan Pablo MontoyaWilliams
2004Jarno TrulliRenaultJarno TrulliRenault
2005Kimi RäikkönenMcLarenKimi RäikkönenMcLaren
2006Fernando AlonsoRenaultFernando AlonsoRenault
2007Fernando AlonsoMcLarenFernando AlonsoMcLaren
2008Felipe MassaFerrariLewis HamiltonMcLaren
2009Jenson ButtonBrawn GPJenson ButtonBrawn GP
2010Mark WebberRed BullMark WebberRed Bull
2011Sebastian VettelRed BullSebastian VettelRed Bull
2012Mark WebberRed BullMark WebberRed Bull
2013Nico RosbergMercedesNico RosbergMercedes
2014Nico RosbergMercedesNico RosbergMercedes
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedesNico RosbergMercedes
2016Daniel RicciardoRed BullLewis HamiltonMercedes
2017Kimi RäikkönenFerrariSebastian VettelFerrari
2018Daniel RicciardoRed BullDaniel RicciardoRed Bull
2019