Three different teams have won the last three Monaco races. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history at the Monaco Grand Prix!
WINS: 5, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 10
2019 RESULT: HAMILTON 1st, BOTTAS 3rd
Mercedes won the Monaco Grand Prix for four consecutive years between 2013 and 2016, and won for a fifth time in 2019 with Lewis Hamilton taking victory. 2019 marked the first time since 2015 that both Mercedes drivers have finished on the podium at the event. No Mercedes driver has finished below seventh in the last seven races in the principality, while the team have recorded only two non-finishes at the track since their return to the sport in 2010 – both for Michael Schumacher in 2011 and 2012.
Mercedes took pole position in 1955, on their only visit to Monaco during their first stint in Formula 1. Since then, the team have taken five further poles at the track, including three consecutive front row lock-outs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They also locked-out the front row in 2019. Since 2010, Lewis Hamilton’s Q2 exit in 2017 is the only time a Mercedes driver has qualified outside of the top seven for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Red Bull have won the Monaco Grand Prix four times, in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2018. Daniel Ricciardo took his final victory for the team here in 2018, and the team’s tally of victories here could have been five if not for a botched pit-stop for Ricciardo in 2016. Red Bull have taken eleven podium finishes in Monte Carlo, including one in three of the last four races. Max Verstappen would have finished on the podium in 2019, if not for a five second time penalty. David Coulthard took Red Bull’s very first podium finish in F1 at the circuit in 2006, memorably wearing a superhero cape on the podium. Aside from their double DNF here on their first visit to the principality in 2005, 2007 is the only other occasion on which Red Bull have failed to pick up points on a visit to the track.
Red Bull have taken four pole positions at the Monaco Grand Prix, but have never locked-out the front row. Daniel Ricciardo has taken two pole positions for the team in the last four Monaco races, while Max Verstappen has failed to set a competitive time in qualifying twice in the past four years due to crashes – in Q1 in 2016 and in Free Practice 3 in 2018. Verstappen’s Q1 exits are the only occasions that a Red Bull driver has failed to reach the final part of qualifying in the last twelve Monaco Grand Prix weekends.
WINS: 4, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 11
2019 RESULT: VERSTAPPEN 4th, GASLY 5th
WINS: 15, POLES: 11, PODIUMS: 26
2019 RESULT: SAINZ 6th, NORRIS 11th
McLaren hold the record for the most victories and most pole positions for any team at the Monaco Grand Prix. Between 1984 and 1993, McLaren won all but one Monaco Grand Prix but they have now gone eleven years without a victory at the circuit, with Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 win being their most recent here. For the first time since 2016, McLaren picked up points at the circuit in 2019, with Carlos Sainz finishing sixth. It was the first time both of their cars reached the chequered flag since 2016 too.
McLaren have taken pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on eleven occasions and have locked-out the front row on four occasions. Lewis Hamilton’s sixteenth place in qualifying here in 2009 is the only time McLaren have recorded a Q1 elimination at the circuit. 2015 is the only time in the last 36 Monaco races where neither McLaren driver qualified in the top ten for the Grand Prix. 2017 is the last time that both McLaren drivers progressed to Q3 in Monaco. Strangely, both McLaren drivers failed to qualify for the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix – the most recent time McLaren have failed to qualify for an F1 race.
The Silverstone-based team failed to score at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2019 for only the second time in their last ten appearances. Sergio Perez scored the team’s only podium finish at the Monaco Grand Prix with third place in 2016. Force India only recorded three retirements at the event – a double DNF in 2008, including Adrian Sutil, who was running in fourth place when he was eliminated by Kimi Raikkonen, and a first lap crash for Perez in 2014. The latter is the team’s only retirement in the past eleven Monaco Grands Prix. That’s quite different to the team’s early history at the circuit. Between 1991 and 2008, the 2003 and 2006 Monaco Grands Prix are the only ones in which both Jordan cars reached the chequered flag.
In their Racing Point guise, neither of the team’s cars reached Q3 at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2019 for the first time since 2012. In 2016, Nico Hulkenberg’s fifth place in qualifying was the team’s best qualifying result since both Jordan drivers qualified in the top four in 2000. That year, Jarno Trulli lined up on the front row. Since then, 2016 and 2018 are the only years that both of the team’s cars have qualified in the top ten.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1*
2019 RESULT: PEREZ 12th, STROLL 16th
WINS: 4*, POLES: 3*, PODIUMS: 8*
2019 RESULT: RICCIARDO 9th, HULKENBERG 13th
Team Enstone have won the Monaco Grand Prix four times. Michael Schumacher was victorious for Benetton in 1994 and 1995, while Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso won for Renault in 2004 and 2006 respectively. The team has recorded a further four podium finishes at the circuit – including a memorable second place for Ayrton Senna and Toleman in 1984. In 2018 and 2019, both Renault drivers reached the chequered flag – but at least one of the team’s drivers retired in all ten seasons before that.
The team has recorded three pole positions at the Monaco Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher started from pole in 1994 for Benetton, while Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso started from pole in 2004 and 2006 for Renault. The team has recorded a further four front row starts here, the most recent of which was for Robert Kubica in 2010. 2006 remains the last time that both of the team’s cars reached Q3 at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Ferrari have won the Monaco Grand Prix nine times, most recently with Sebastian Vettel in 2017, and have double the podium finishes of any other team at the circuit. 2017 marked the team’s third 1-2 finish in Monte Carlo, the others being in 1999 and 2001. At least one Ferrari driver has finished on the podium in the last three Monaco races, with Vettel finishing as runner-up in both 2018 and 2019. The team have had only ten visits to Monaco where they’ve failed to pick up points, the most recent being in 1996 when both drivers retired from the race.
Ferrari have taken ten pole positions in Monaco and have locked-out the front row on five of those occasions. Since 2006, there have been only five occasions where a Ferrari driver has failed to reach the final part of qualifying at the circuit. Felipe Massa was eliminated in Q1 twice for Ferrari here in 2006 and 2013, both times failing to set a time due to damage to his car. Fernando Alonso suffered a similar fate in 2010 following a crash in Free Practice 3 and Charles Leclerc was out in Q1 in 2019. Michael Schumacher’s last corner blocking tactics in qualifying in 2006 means that season is the only time neither Ferrari driver has started from the top ten on the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix.
WINS: 9, POLES: 10, PODIUMS: 53
2019 RESULT: VETTEL 2nd, LECLERC DNF
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0
2019 RESULT: KVYAT 7th, ALBON 8th
The former Toro Rosso team have scored points in all of the last five Monaco Grands Prix, but have also recorded at least one non-finish in all but two of the last nine events. 2019 marked the first time that both Toro Rosso drivers have finished in the points in Monte Carlo. 2014 is the only season in which neither Toro Rosso driver has reached the finish line in the principality. Sebastian Vettel has recorded the team’s best result here so far, finishing fifth in 2008.
Carlos Sainz recorded Toro Rosso’s best Monaco Grand Prix qualifying position in 2017, with sixth on the grid. Toro Rosso failed to reach the final part of qualifying in all of their first seven visits to Monaco, but have appeared in Q3 in every season since 2013. 2008 is the only season in which both Toro Rosso drivers have been eliminated in Q1, while Brendon Hartley recorded the team’s first Monaco Q1 exit since 2011 in 2018. 2019 was the first time since 2016 that both Toro Rosso drivers appeared in Q3.
Juan Manuel Fangio took pole position and won for Alfa Romeo at the very first Monaco Grand Prix to be held as a round of the Formula 1 championship in 1950, and Andrea de Cesaris took a podium finish for the team at the circuit in 1982. Meanwhile, the former Sauber team have had two podium finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix, with a third place finish for Johnny Herbert in 1996 and second place for Robert Kubica in 2008. Following two consecutive seasons in which the team recorded double DNFs, Marcus Ericsson reached the finish line in 2018 and both cars finished in 2019. Felipe Nasr’s ninth place in 2015 is the only time the team have scored points in the last eight Monaco races.
Robert Kubica recorded the former Sauber team’s best qualifying performance at the Monaco Grand Prix with fifth on the grid in 2008. Sauber reached the final part of qualifying on only four occasions at Monaco, including with both cars in 2007. Before that, a Sauber driver had qualified in the top ten on only five occasions since 1993. No Sauber driver has qualified in the top ten since 2011 – and even then, that was Sergio Perez, who failed to start the race following a heavy crash in Q3. That’s their only Q3 appearance since 2008. Charles Leclerc’s Q2 appearance in 2018 was the first time a Sauber driver had made it out of Q1 since 2013. Both cars reached Q2 in 2019.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 2
2019 RESULT: RAIKKONEN 17th, GIOVINAZZI 19th
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0
2019 RESULT: GROSJEAN 10th, MAGNUSSEN 14th
Haas have scored in two seasons at the Monaco Grand Prix, most recently with a tenth place finish for Romain Grosjean in 2019. 2017 is the only season so far where Haas have scored points in the Monaco Grand Prix, having done so with both drivers – Grosjean finishing eighth and Kevin Magnussen finishing tenth. The team are yet to record a non-finish at the circuit, with Grosjean’s fifteenth place in 2018 being their worst result to date.
Haas have reached the final part of qualifying twice at the Monaco Grand Prix. They did so in 2017, when Romain Grosjean qualified in eighth place and in 2019, when Kevin Magnussen recorded their best qualifying performance yet at the track with sixth place. In 2018, Magnussen recorded the team’s first Q1 elimination at the track when he could qualify no higher than nineteenth.
Williams have won the Monaco Grand Prix three times, most recently in 2003 with Juan Pablo Montoya. Nick Heidfeld and Mark Webber’s 2-3 finish for the team in 2005 marks their most recent podium finish here, as well as only one of two occasions on which both Williams drivers have finished in the top three at the track – the other time being in 1992. Williams haven’t recorded a DNF in Monte Carlo since 2014, but have scored only three points in their last five visits to the track. Their last points finish at the circuit was a ninth place finish for Felipe Massa in 2017.
Williams have taken seven pole positions at the Monaco Grand Prix, and locked-out the front row at the circuit in 1992. No Williams driver has qualified in the top ten for the event since 2012. Before 2012, 1999 was the only other season that neither car qualified in the top ten in the principality. 2006 and 2009 are the only occasions on which both Williams drivers have reached Q3 here, while at least one of their cars has been eliminated in Q1 in four of the last five Monaco races. 2019 marked the team’s first double Q1 exit in Monaco as they locked-out the back row of the grid.
WINS: 0, POLES: 7, PODIUMS: 14
2019 RESULT: RUSSELL 15th, KUBICA 18th
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its sixth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations and GPDestinations. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.