F1 Team Form: Monaco Grand Prix

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have shared the last eleven Monaco Grand Prix victories, with a Ferrari driver finishing as runner-up in all of the last four races in the principality. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history in Monaco!

MERCEDES

WINS: 5, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 10 | 2021 RESULT: HAMILTON 7th, BOTTAS DNF

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. Between 2013 and 2019, no Mercedes driver finished below seventh in Monaco. However, in 2022 the team’s best result was seventh for Lewis Hamilton while Valtteri Bottas retired after a botched pit stop.

Other than that, the team have 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. 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

WINS: 5, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 12 | 2021 RESULT: VERSTAPPEN 1st, PEREZ 4th

Red Bull have won the Monaco Grand Prix five times, in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2021. Daniel Ricciardo took his final victory for 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. Max Verstappen took Red Bull’s latest win here last year.

Red Bull have taken twleve podium finishes in Monte Carlo, including one in four of the last five 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. 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 five Monaco races, while Max Verstappen has failed to set a competitive time in qualifying twice in the past five 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 twelve Monaco Grand Prix weekends.

FERRARI

WINS: 9, POLES: 11, PODIUMS: 54 | 2021 RESULT: SAINZ 3rd, LECLERC DNS

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 here in all of the last four seasons. 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 eleven pole positions in Monaco and have locked-out the front row on five of those occasions. Charles Leclerc took pole for the Scuderia last year but failed to start the race due to gearbox issues brought about by a crash at the end of qualifying. 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.

McLAREN

WINS: 15, POLES: 11, PODIUMS: 27 | 2021 RESULT: NORRIS, 3rd, RICCIARDO 12th

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 thirteen 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.

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 37 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.

ALPINE

WINS: 4, POLES: 3, PODIUMS: 8* | 2021 RESULT: OCON 9th, ALONSO 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 each of the last three years, both 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. 2Neither driver reached Q3 last year, while 2006 is the last time both of the team’s cars appeared in the top ten shootout.

ALPHATAURI

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2021 RESULT: GASLY 6th, TSUNODA 16th

The former Toro Rosso team have scored points in all of the last six Monaco Grands Prix, but have also recorded at least one non-finish in all but three of the last ten events. 2019 marked the first time that both Toro Rosso drivers have finished in the points in Monte Carlo, while 2014 is the only season in which neither Toro Rosso driver has 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 last year, 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, but the team has 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.

ASTON MARTIN

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1* | 2021 RESULT: VETTEL 5th, STROLL 8th

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 twelve 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 eight 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.

WILLIAMS

WINS: 3, POLES: 7, PODIUMS: 14 | 2021 RESULT: RUSSELL 14th, LATIFI 15th

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 six 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 five of the last six Monaco races. 2019 marked the team’s first double Q1 exit in Monaco as they locked-out the back row of the grid.

ALFA ROMEO

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 2 | 2021 RESULT: GIOVINAZZI 10th, RAIKKONEN 11th

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. Antonio Giovinazzi scored a single point with tenth place last year – making it the first time since Felipe Nasr’s ninth place in 2015 that the team had scored points in the principality.

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.

HAAS

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2021 RESULT: MAZEPIN 17th, SCHUMACHER 18th

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. The team are yet to record a non-finish at the circuit, with Mick Schumacher’s eighteenth place in 2021 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. Both drivers were out in Q1 last year, with Mick Schumacher failing to set a lap time after crashing heavily in Free Practice 3.


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