While Alonso can equal Raikkonen’s number of podiums, Verstappen can overtake Vettel’s number of Red Bull wins and this could be the 100th consecutive points-scoring race for British drivers. Here are the milestones and the records which could be broken at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix!
THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX MILESTONES
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will be the 1,085th World Championship event in Formula 1 history.
This will be the 69th time that Formula 1 has raced in Monaco. The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will be the 80th time that the Monaco Grand Prix has been held since it was first staged in 1929.
This weekend, Fernando Alonso will equal Rubens Barrichello as the driver who has made the most starts at the Monaco Grand Prix. The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will be Alonso’s 19th race start in the principality.
This will be the 50th appearance for Alpine in Formula 1.
This will be the 401st race at which McLaren have raced with Mercedes engines. They overtake Renault as the team to have spent the second-most races being powered by the same engine manufacturer. Renault raced 400 times with, predictably, Renault engines.
Lando Norris makes his 88th start with McLaren at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, overtaking Kimi Raikkonen as the driver to have made the eighth most starts with the team.
Sergio Perez makes his 50th start with Red Bull this weekend, becoming the sixth driver to make 50 starts with the team.
This weekend, Carlos Sainz becomes the 16th driver to have made 50 starts with Ferrari.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix marks the Haas team’s 150th race appearance. If they fail to win this weekend, they will be only the fifth constructor to compete in 150 races without winning a Grand Prix. If neither driver finishes on the podium, they will become only the second constructor – after Minardi – to compete in 150 races without recording a top three result.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will be the fifth round of the World Championship to be held on May 28. The last race to be held on this date was the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix. All but one of the previous four races on this day was held in Monaco. The other, in 1989, was held in Mexico.
THE FORMULA 1 RECORDS TO BREAK
A win for Max Verstappen would see him overtake Sebastian Vettel as the driver who has recorded the most victories with Red Bull. He’d also overtake Vettel as the driver to have won the third most races with a single team in Formula 1.
If Verstappen leads a single lap of the Monaco Grand Prix, he would become the seventh driver to have led 2,000 laps in F1.
Max Verstappen has scored at all of the last 24 races. Another top ten finish at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will see him overtake the longest points scoring streak of Michael Schumacher’s career. It would put him third in the all-time list of F1’s longest points scoring streaks, behind only Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen. Verstappen has scored in every race since the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
At the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, Max Verstappen joined a small group of drivers who’ve won a race from eight different grid positions. Verstappen is one grid position away from equalling Fernando Alonso as the driver to have won from the most different grid slots in F1. Verstappen will equal the record should he win from 5th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th or any grid position further back than 14th.
Should Verstappen out-score Fernando Alonso by six points this weekend, he would overtake him as the driver to have scored the third most points in F1 history.
If Max Verstappen wins, car number 1 will become the first number to win 200 Grands Prix. Car number 5 is the only other car number to have won as many as 100 races.
Max Verstappen could equal Sebastian Vettel as the driver to have taken the fourth-most wins without starting from pole position. Verstappen has won 21 races so far in his career without having taken pole position for the Grand Prix.
Victory for Red Bull at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix would make this only the fourth Formula 1 season in which a single team has won all of the first six races of the season. Red Bull would be the third team to achieve the feat, after McLaren in 1988 and Mercedes in 2014 and 2019.
A British driver has scored in all of the last 99 races. If Lewis Hamilton, George Russell or Lando Norris score in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, this will be the 100th consecutive race in which a British driver has scored. A nation has scored in 100 races consecutively only twice before. German drivers scored for 176 consecutive races between the 2008 British Grand Prix and the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, while British drivers scored in 113 races in a row between the 2009 and 2015 Italian Grands Prix.
Having already won the Saudi Arabian and Singapore Grands Prix, one more victory for Sergio Perez in 2023 would make this the first season in which he has won three Grands Prix in a single year.
Fernando Alonso could record his 103rd podium finish this weekend. That would see him equal Kimi Raikkonen for fifth on the list of most Formula 1 podium finishes.
If Fernando Alonso wins any race this season, he will become the oldest driver to win a Grand Prix since Jack Brabham at the 1970 South African Grand Prix. Brabham won that race at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 5 days.
A podium finish for either Ferrari driver will make the team the first to record 800 podium finishes in Formula 1.
If Lance Stroll scores 15 or more points this weekend, he’ll overtake Jacques Villeneuve as the Canadian driver to have scored the most points in Formula 1.
If Fernando Alonso lines up fifth on the grid, he will equal Kimi Raikkonen as the driver to have lined up fifth on the grid on the most occasions in Formula 1. Raikkonen started fifth on 39 occasions during his career.
A fifth place finish for Fernando Alonso in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix would see him equal Jenson Button for the most fifth place finishes in Formula 1. Button finished fifth on 27 occasions during his career.
If Logan Sargeant picks up two points this weekend, the United States would become the tenth nation to have scored 1,000 points in Formula 1. American drivers have been stuck on 998 points since the 1993 Italian Grand Prix, when Michael Andretti scored the last points of his career with a podium finish for McLaren.
A points finish for Valtteri Bottas at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix would see Finland overtake Italy as the nation to have scored in the fifth most F1 races. Both nations have scored points in 417 races to date.
A podium finish for Lando Norris or Oscar Piastri would make 2023 the 50th season in which a McLaren driver has finished on the podium.
If a British driver takes pole position at any race in 2023, it would be the 20th consecutive season in which a British driver has taken pole. It would be a new record for most consecutive seasons in which a nation has taken a pole position, overtaking Britain’s long-standing record of 19 seasons with a pole position between 1955 and 1973.
An eighth place finish for Nico Hulkenberg or Carlos Sainz would see them equal Jenson Button as the driver with the most eighth place finishes in Formula 1. Button recorded his 20th and final eighth place finish at the 2016 German Grand Prix.
If Nico Hulkenberg lines up seventh on the grid, he’ll equal Fernando Alonso for most seventh places on the grid. Alonso could extend the record to 27.
A 14th place finish for Lance Stroll would see him set a new record for the most 14th place finishes in Formula 1. He currently shares the record with Pastor Maldonado.
If Fernando Alonso wins the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, it would be the second time that the Spaniard has won the Monaco race on May 28. He also won the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix on May 28. It would make it the 22nd time in F1 that a driver has won the same race on the same date twice. Read more: F1’s Groundhog Days.
2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX: RECORDS TO BREAK
Victory for Lewis Hamilton at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix would see him become only the fifth driver to take four Monaco Grand Prix wins.
If Lewis Hamilton finishes in the top three, he’ll equal Ayrton Senna’s record tally of eight podium appearances at the Monaco Grand Prix.
A win for a Mercedes-powered car would see Mercedes equal Ford Cosworth as the most successful engine manufacturer at the Monaco Grand Prix. Cars powered by Ford Cosworth have won the Monaco Grand Prix on 13 occasions. Ford Cosworth has held the record for most Monaco Grand Prix wins since 1974.
If both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez finish on the podium, Red Bull will overtake Williams and equal Lotus for the third-most top three finishes for a constructor at the Monaco Grand Prix.
If Lewis Hamilton leads 55 laps of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, he will become only the fifth driver to have led 300 laps in Monaco.
Should Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz lead two laps of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix between them, Ferrari will become the second team to have led 800 laps in Monaco. McLaren have led the most laps here, having spent 916 laps at the front of the field.
If Mercedes-powered cars lead seven laps of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes will overtake Ford Cosworth as the engine manufacturer to have led the most racing laps in Monaco.
Lewis Hamilton needs to score seven points to overtake Sebastian Vettel as the driver to have scored the most points at the Monaco Grand Prix.
A top ten finish for Lewis Hamilton would see him extend his record of most top ten finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix to 14. If he fails to do so, Fernando Alonso could equal Hamilton’s existing record tally of 14 top ten finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix.
If Lewis Hamilton completes 59 laps of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, he’ll rise to second on the list of most laps raced in Monaco – moving ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen and Graham Hill.
If Fernando Alonso reaches Lap 39 of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, he will become the first driver to have raced 1,300 laps at Circuit de Monaco.
If he crosses the finish line at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will be the first driver to have completed the Monaco Grand Prix on 16 occasions. If he fails to do so, Fernando Alonso could equal Hamilton’s existing record of 15 finishes at the event.
A third place finish for Lewis Hamilton at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix will see him equal Eddie Irvine and Gerhard Berger as the driver to have recorded the most third place results in Monaco.
2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX: QUALIFYING RECORDS
If Lando Norris or Oscar Piastri take pole position, McLaren would equal Ferrari as the team to have recorded the most pole positions at the Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari could extend their record of most Monaco poles to 13.
Ferrari and Renault are currently tied as the engine manufacturers with the most poles in Monaco. Either manufacturer could set a new outright record of 13 poles this weekend, while Mercedes could equal the existing record.
Carlos Sainz will be hoping to maintain his 100% Q3 record at the Monaco Grand Prix. He’s the only driver on the 2023 grid with a 100% top ten qualification rate at Monaco. The other drivers with a 100% Q3 appearance rate here are Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton is currently tied with Sebastian Vettel as the driver with the most Q3 appearances in Monaco. Another top ten qualification for Hamilton at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix would see him set a new outright record of 14 Q3 appearances at Circuit de Monaco.
If he’s out in Q1, Lance Stroll will equal Marcus Ericsson as the driver to record the most Q1 exits at the Monaco Grand Prix. Ericsson was eliminated in Q1 five times at the Monaco Grand Prix.