Verstappen wins the Monaco Grand Prix with the biggest winning margin in 24 years, Alonso records his best result since 2014 and Ocon is the first French driver on the podium in Monaco since 1996. Here are the facts and statistics from the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix!
VERSTAPPEN WINS THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX
Max Verstappen took victory at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, becoming the 17th driver to take multiple wins in Monaco. Verstappen secured Red Bull’s third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix victory.
Recording his fourth win in the first six races of the year, Verstappen made 2023 only the fourth Formula 1 season in which a team has won all of the first six races of the year. The other teams to have done so are McLaren (in 1988) and Mercedes (in 2014 and 2019).
This was the 39th victory of Verstappen’s career, which sees him overtake Sebastian Vettel as the driver to have scored the most wins with the Red Bull team. Verstappen now sits third in the list of drivers who’ve taken the most wins with a single team.
Verstappen led every lap of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. That made this the eighth race which Verstappen has led from start to finish. Verstappen becomes only the eighth driver to have led as many as eight F1 races from start to end.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix marked the 200th victory for car number 1 in Formula 1.
Red Bull recorded their seventh Monaco Grand Prix victory, equalling Lotus’ tally of Monaco wins. Only McLaren and Ferrari have scored more wins in the principality than Red Bull.
Verstappen out-scored Fernando Alonso by seven points over the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. That saw the Dutchman overtake Alonso in the all-time list of most points scored in Formula 1. Verstappen sits 1.5 points ahead of the Spaniard.
At the end of the first lap of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, Verstappen became the seventh driver to have led 2,000 laps in Formula 1. He now sits 15 laps away from overtaking Nigel Mansell for sixth in the all-time list.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix was the 25th consecutive race in which Verstappen has scored. That saw him overtake Michael Schumacher for the fourth longest points scoring streak in Formula 1.
Verstappen won the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix by 27.921 seconds – the largest win margin since the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. It’s the largest win margin in Monaco since 1999, when Michael Schumacher won by 30.476 seconds.
ON THE PODIUM
Fernando Alonso finished as runner-up in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, recording his first top two finish since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. This was Alonso’s first podium finish at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2012.
Alonso’s latest podium sees him equal Kimi Raikkonen’s career tally of 103 podiums. It puts Alonso equal fifth in the all-time list of most top three finishes.
Finishing in second place, Alonso recorded the Silverstone-based team’s second podium result at the Monaco Grand Prix. The team’s other podium here came courtesy of Sergio Perez under their Force India guise at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.
On Lap 39 of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, Alonso became the first driver to have completed 1,300 Grand Prix laps at Circuit de Monaco. He overtook Graham Hill’s long-standing record of most laps raced at the track last year.
Alonso recorded his fifth podium finish at the Monaco Grand Prix. He is the ninth driver to record five or more podium results in Monaco.
Esteban Ocon finished in third place, becoming the first French driver to finish on the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix since Olivier Panis in 1996. This was the 25th podium finish in total for a French driver at the Monaco Grand Prix during its time on the Formula 1 calendar.
Ocon recorded the Enstone team’s first podium result at the Monaco Grand Prix since Robert Kubica, who finished third with Renault in 2010. It was the Alpine team’s first podium finish since the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix.
This was Ocon’s first podium result since his victory at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ocon was voted Driver Of The Day at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time he won the accolade.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix was the first race in which the top three finished in the same order as they started since the 2021 United States Grand Prix. It was the first time this has occurred in Monaco since 2018.
IN THE POINTS
Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris all finished in the top ten at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. That made this the 100th consecutive race in which a British driver has scored. It’s only the third time that a country has scored at 100 races in a row.
With fourth place, Lewis Hamilton recorded his best Monaco Grand Prix result since winning in 2019.
Hamilton recorded the fastest lap of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. It made 2023 the 16th season in which Hamilton has recorded the fastest lap of a race. He equals Michael Schumacher as the driver who has recorded fastest laps in the most Formula 1 seasons.
Hamilton’s fastest lap was the 200th for a Mercedes-powered car in Formula 1 history. Mercedes are the second engine manufacturer to reach the milestone. Ferrari did so at the 2007 European Grand Prix.
Scoring 13 points, Hamilton overtook Sebastian Vettel as the driver to have scored the most points in Monaco Grand Prix history. Hamilton has now scored 186 points at Circuit de Monaco. In addition, Hamilton extended his record of top ten finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix to 14 and became the first driver to reach the chequered flag in Monaco on 16 occasions.
Over the course of the race, Hamilton overtook Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen and Graham Hill to move up to second on the list of most laps raced in Monaco Grand Prix history.
George Russell finished fifth for the second consecutive season in the Monaco Grand Prix.
This was the first time both Mercedes drivers finished in the top five at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2019 and the second time both Mercedes drivers finished in the top five in the 2023 season.
Charles Leclerc reached the chequered flag at his home race for the second consecutive season. This was the first time Leclerc did not lose a position from where he started at the Monaco Grand Prix.
With seventh place, Pierre Gasly recorded his best result with Alpine to date. This was the Frenchman’s best result since finishing fifth at the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
This is the fourth consecutive Monaco Grand Prix in which the driver who started seventh finished seventh.
Both Alpine drivers scored points in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time since 2006 that both of the Enstone team’s drivers finished in the points in Monaco.
Finishing eighth for the 20th time in his career at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz equalled Jenson Button as the driver who has recorded the most eighth place finishes in Formula 1.
Sainz maintains his 100% points-scoring rate at the Monaco Grand Prix. This is the first time he has finished outside of the top six in Monaco since 2018.
This was the first time since 2016 that neither Ferrari driver finished as runner-up at the Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time since 2013 that neither Ferrari driver finished in the top five in Monaco.
Oscar Piastri picked up a point for the second time in his career, finishing in tenth place. With Lando Norris also scoring, this was the first time since 2016 that both McLaren drivers have scored at the Monaco Grand Prix.
This was the first Monaco Grand Prix in which all of the points scorers came from within the top 11 starters since 2003.
THE OTHER FINISHERS
Nyck de Vries finished 12th in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. It was his best result of the 2023 season to date and marks the first time he finished ahead of his team-mate this year. Fernando Alonso is now the only driver who has finished ahead of his team-mate at every race in 2023.
After suffering brake issues, Yuki Tsunoda recorded his worst result of the year to date with 15th place. It was the first time he did not finished 10th or 11th in 2023. It was Tsunoda’s best result in Monaco to date.
This is the first time that the Red Bull junior team has failed to score at consecutive Monaco Grands Prix since 2006 and 2007.
With neither Valtteri Bottas nor Zhou Guanyu scoring in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, this is the first time since 2019 that neither Alfa Romeo driver scored in Monaco.
With 16th place, this was the first time Sergio Perez finished a race without scoring since the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix. This is the fourth time in the last six Monaco Grands Prix that Perez has failed to score.
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix is the first time since 2004 that the team-mate of the Monaco Grand Prix winner has failed to score in the race.
Lance Stroll was the first retirement from the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix on Lap 54. It’s a new record for the furthest into a Monaco race before the first retirement. The previous record was Lap 53; the lap on which Fernando Alonso retired from the 2018 race.
This was Stroll’s second retirement at the Monaco Grand Prix; the first time he has failed to finish the event since his maiden season in 2017.
Stroll recorded the Silverstone team’s first retirement in Monaco since Sergio Perez at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.
Kevin Magnussen was the second retirement from the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. This is the second consecutive season in which Magnussen has retired from the Monaco Grand Prix and the Haas team’s third retirement in the last two Monaco races.
There were no Safety Car or Virtual Safety Car periods in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. Since 2010, this is only the second uninterrupted Monaco race, after the 2021 event.