2023 Monaco Grand Prix Weekend Information

1086th F1 GRAND PRIX | 80th MONACO GRAND PRIX | 69th F1 GRAND PRIX AT MONACO

2022 POLESITTER: CHARLES LECLERC | 2022 WINNER: SERGIO PEREZ


Prestige, glamour and impossible speeds through the twisting turns of the principality. The Monaco Grand Prix is Formula 1’s most iconic race. The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix is set to take place on May 26-28.


2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX: WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 26th May
Free Practice 1 – 1:00pm Local Time / 12:30pm UK Time
Free Practice 2 – 5:00pm Local Time / 4:00pm UK Time

Saturday 27th May
Free Practice 3 – 12:30pm Local Time / 11:30am UK Time
Qualifying- 4:00pm Local Tim e/ 3:00pm UK Time

Sunday 28th May
The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix – 3:00pm Local Time / 2:00pm UK Time


2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX: WEEKEND MILESTONES

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.

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.

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.

READ MORE IN MILESTONES AND RECORDS TO BREAK


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX


WHAT HAS CHANGED AT THE CIRCUIT SINCE LAST YEAR?

Changes to the circuit since the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix will be posted here.


HOW MANY DRS ZONES WILL THERE BE AT THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

It’s yet to be announced how many DRS zones there will be at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. There was a single DRS zone at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix.


CIRCUIT DE MONACO TRACK GUIDE

Situated in the harbour-side of one of the most picturesque places in Europe, the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is held every year in May. The cars and drivers are pushed to their limits as they slide through the streets of Monte Carlo on the Circuit de Monaco.

Is there anywhere more synonymous with Formula 1 than Monaco? The most prestigious race on the calendar is the one that every driver hopes to win at least once in their career. Monaco’s affinity with motorsport began over ninety years ago.

Anthony Noghes is the man who came up with the idea for a race around the streets of Monte Carlo, and was encouraged after drawing up plans and showing them to local racer Louis Chiron. Noghes had to convince the Royal family to run a race on their streets; but they didn’t take much convincing. William Grover-Williams won the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929 and from there an almost annual tradition was born. Both Noghes and Grover-Williams are celebrated in Monaco today. The final corner of the track is named in honour of its creator, while a statue of Grover-Williams racing can be found on the inside of the first turn.

READ MORE IN OUR ULTIMATE TRACK GUIDE


WHO WILL BE IN THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX PRESS CONFERENCES?

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on Friday morning before the opening practice session. The drivers appearing in the press conference are yet to be announced.

The media will also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Saturday morning. It’s yet to be announced which team members will appear in the press conference.


WHO WILL BE THE RACE DIRECTOR AT THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Niels Wittich will be the race director at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix.


WHO WILL BE THE DRIVER STEWARD AT THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend is yet to be announced.


WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


WHICH TYRE COMPOUNDS WILL BE USED AT THE 2023 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Pirelli have not yet announced which tyre compounds will be used at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix. The C3, C4 and C5 compounds were used in 2022.


WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Sergio Perez emerged victorious on a wet afternoon on the streets of Monte Carlo in a heavily disrupted 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. 

There were the usual lock-ups and near misses throughout the Monaco Grand Prix’s practice sessions, with Daniel Ricciardo suffering a hefty crash on Friday afternoon and Lance Stroll tapping the barriers on Saturday morning. 

Come qualifying on Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of red flags. In Q1, Yuki Tsunoda caused a stoppage after hitting the barriers on the entry to the chicane, while a crash for Sergio Perez brought an early end to Q3. Carlos Sainz collected the Red Bull following his crash, while the other Ferrari of Charles Leclerc secured pole position at his home event for the second year in a row. 

The weather had changed significantly by race time on Sunday morning, with the blue skies fading out to grey. A downpour just before the scheduled start of the race saw the start delayed. The race eventually began under Safety Car conditions but was soon red-flagged due to worsening conditions. 

After a lengthy delay, the Safety Car finally re-emerged from the pit lane with the 20-car field following. Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll both hit the barriers under Safety Car conditions, while Pierre Gasly followed the duo in to switch to intermediate tyres. Gasly began to make progress through the midfield, prompting others to change their tyres. 

Esteban Ocon made contact with Lewis Hamilton at Turn 1 shortly before race leader Leclerc came into the pits. Carlos Sainz then pitted three laps later. While Leclerc switched to a fresh set of intermediates, Sainz made the switch to slick tyres. Ferrari double stacked their cars when Sainz pitted, with Leclerc coming in just three laps after his first stop to also switch to dry tyres. A disgruntled Leclerc lost the lead to Sergio Perez as a result, Carlos Sainz was also ahead of him and Max Verstappen then emerged from the pit lane just ahead of the Ferrari too. 

Sainz very nearly crashed out of the race with an aquaplaning moment on the main straight. Just a few laps later. Mick Schumacher crashed out of the race. The German’s Haas car broke into two in the impact, but Schumacher was unhurt. A red flag was shown.

The Grand Prix resumed with a rolling start and despite a lock-up on the restart lap for Perez, the Mexican remained ahead for the rest of the afternoon. The top four were nose to tail for the closing stages, but Monaco’s tight layout meant there were no changes for position. Perez claimed his first Monaco Grand Prix victory and he was joined in the top three by Sainz and Verstappen.


WHAT’S THE FASTEST EVER LAP AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX?

The lap time to beat at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix

Attending the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix? Learn more about visiting Circuit de Monaco in the F1Destinations Travel Guide.

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