Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have shared the last 12 Monaco Grand Prix victories, with a Ferrari driver finishing as runner-up in all of the last five races in the principality. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history in Monaco!
WINS: 6, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 14 | 2022 RESULT: PEREZ 1st, VERSTAPPEN 3rd
Red Bull have won the Monaco Grand Prix six times, with Sergio Perez taking the team’s second consecutive win at Circuit de Monaco in 2022. Aside from wins for Perez and Max Verstappen in the last two years, Red Bull also took victories at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2018. Daniel Ricciardo took his final victory with the team here in 2018, and the team’s tally of victories here could have already been five if not for a botched pit-stop for Ricciardo in 2016.
Red Bull have taken 14 podium finishes in Monte Carlo, including top three finishes in all but one of the last six races. 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. 2022 marked the first time both Red Bull drivers finished on the Monaco Grand Prix podium since 2013.
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 Monaco.
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 six Monaco races, while Max Verstappen has failed to set a competitive time in qualifying twice in the past six races 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 13 Monaco Grand Prix weekends. In 2022, both drivers qualified in the top four in Monaco for the first time since 2014.
WINS: 9, POLES: 12, PODIUMS: 55 | 2022 RESULT: SAINZ 2nd, LECLERC 4th
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.
A Ferrari driver has finished as runner-up in all of the last five Monaco Grands Prix. 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. Charles Leclerc recorded the team’s only Monaco Grand Prix retirement in the last five races at the track, failing to finish in 2019.
Ferrari have taken 12 pole positions in Monaco and have locked-out the front row on six of those occasions, including in 2022. Charles Leclerc has taken pole for the Scuderia at Monaco in each of the last two seasons, but failed to start the race due to gearbox issues brought about by a crash at the end of qualifying in 2021.
Since 2006, there have been only five occasions on which 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: 5, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 10 | 2022 RESULT: RUSSELL 5th, HAMILTON 8th
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 finished on the podium at the event. They have not recorded a top three finish here since.
Between 2013 and 2019, no Mercedes driver finished below seventh in Monaco. However, in 2021 the team’s best result was seventh for Lewis Hamilton while Valtteri Bottas retired after a botched pit stop. In 2022, George Russell finished fifth, while Hamilton was only eighth.
Other than Bottas’ 2019 retirement, the team has recorded only two other 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.
Between 2010 and 2021, Lewis Hamilton’s Q2 exit in 2017 was the only time a Mercedes driver qualified outside of the top seven for the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton qualified eighth in 2022 and with George Russell fifth, neither Mercedes driver qualified in the top five for the first time since 2010.
WINS: 4, POLES: 3, PODIUMS: 8* | 2022 RESULT: ALONSO 7th, OCON 12th
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 2022, Fernando Alonso finished seventh for Alpine, recording the team’s best result in Monaco since their last podium finish, recorded by Robert Kubica in 2010.
In each of the last four Monaco Grands Prix, both drivers reached the chequered flag – but at least one of the team’s drivers retired in all ten seasons before that, including with a double DNF in 2016.
The Enstone 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.
In 2022, both Alonso and Esteban Ocon reached Q3, making it the first time since 2012 that both of the Enstone team’s drivers qualified in the top ten at the Monaco Grand Prix.
WINS: 15, POLES: 11, PODIUMS: 27 | 2022 RESULT: NORRIS 6th, RICCIARDO 13th
McLaren hold the record for the most victories 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 14 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. In 2021, Lando Norris recorded McLaren’s first Monaco podium in ten years. Norris supplied a sixth place finish for the team in 2022.
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 16th 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 38 Monaco races where neither McLaren driver qualified in the top ten for the Grand Prix, while 2017 is the last time that both McLaren drivers progressed to Q3 in Monaco. Lando Norris has qualified fifth in each of the last two seasons.
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.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 2 | 2022 RESULT: BOTTAS 9th, ZHOU 16th
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.
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.
Valtteri Bottas finished ninth in the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix, marking only the third time in the last ten Monaco races that the team picked up points. Felipe Nasr also finished ninth in 2015, while Antonio Giovinazzi scored a single point with tenth place in 2021.
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.
In 2021, Antonio Giovinazzi became the first driver for the team to reach Q3 since Sergio Perez in 2011. Perez failed to start the race that year due to a heavy crash in Q3. Charles Leclerc’s Q2 appearance in 2018 was the first time a Sauber driver had made it out of Q1 since 2013.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1* | 2022 RESULT: VETTEL 10th, STROLL 14th
Sebastian Vettel recorded a top five result for the Silverstone-based team at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix on their first appearance at the event as Aston Martin, With Lance Stroll finishing eighth, the team finished with both cars in the points for the first time since 2016.
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 13 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 the last nine Monaco races, 2019 is the only time that neither of the team’s drivers reached Q3. 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: 0 | 2022 RESULT: SCHUMACHER DNF, MAGNUSSEN DNF
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 with both cars in the Monaco Grand Prix – Grosjean finishing eighth and Kevin Magnussen finishing tenth.
Until 2022, the team had never recorded a retirement at the Monaco Grand Prix but both Magnussen and Mick Schumacher failed to finish last year’s race – with Schumacher crashing out heavily.
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 19th. Both drivers were out in Q1 in 2021, with Mick Schumacher failing to set a lap time after crashing in Free Practice 3. Both drivers were out in Q2 in 2022.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: GASLY 11th, TSUNODA 17th
2022 marked the first time since 2014 that neither of the Red Bull junior team’s drivers scored a point at the Monaco Grand Prix. 2019 marked the first time that both Toro Rosso drivers finished in the points in Monte Carlo, while 2014 is the only season in which neither of the team’s drivers reached the finish line in the principality. Sebastian Vettel 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. That was equalled by Pierre Gasly in 2021, who started fifth following Charles Leclerc’s failure to start.
Toro Rosso failed to reach the final part of qualifying in all of their first seven visits to Monaco. The team reached Q3 with at least one car in every season between 2013 and 2021, but neither driver progressed past Q2 in 2022.
2008 is the only season in which both Toro Rosso drivers were eliminated in Q1, while Brendon Hartley recorded the team’s first Monaco Q1 exit since 2011 in 2018.
WINS: 3, POLES: 7, PODIUMS: 14 | 2022 RESULT: LATIFI 15th, ALBON DNF
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 not picked up any points here since Felipe Massa’s ninth place 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 six of the last seven Monaco races. 2019 marked the team’s first double Q1 exit in Monaco as they locked-out the back row of the grid.
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