2024 Monaco Grand Prix Weekend Information

1109th F1 GRAND PRIX | 81st MONACO GRAND PRIX | 70th F1 GRAND PRIX AT MONACO

2023 POLESITTER: MAX VERSTAPPEN | 2023 WINNER: MAX VERSTAPPEN


Prestige, glamour and impossible speeds through the twisting turns of the principality. The Monaco Grand Prix is Formula 1’s most iconic race. The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix is set to take place on May 24-26.


2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX: WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday May 24
Free Practice 1 – 1:30pm Local Time / 12:30pm UK Time
Free Practice 2 – 5:00pm Local Time / 4:00pm UK Time

Saturday May 25
Free Practice 3 – 12:30pm Local Time / 11:30am UK Time
Qualifying – 4:00pm Local Tim e/ 3:00pm UK Time

Sunday May 26
The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix – 3:00pm Local Time / 2:00pm UK Time


2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX: WEEKEND MILESTONES

Circuit de Monaco becomes only the second circuit, after Monza, to have hosted 70 World Championship races.

This weekend, Fernando Alonso will become the first driver to make 20 appearances at the Monaco Grand Prix. Prior to the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix, he is tied with Rubens Barrichello on 19 starts at Circuit de Monaco.

A top three finish for Lewis Hamilton would see him equal Ayrton Senna’s record of eight podium finishes at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari currently hold the record for the most team poles in Monaco, with 12. McLaren will equal that figure if they take pole position for the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix.

READ MORE IN MILESTONES AND RECORDS TO BREAK


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX


WHAT HAS CHANGED AT THE CIRCUIT SINCE LAST YEAR?

Any changes to the circuit since the previous F1 race at the track will be posted here.


HOW MANY DRS ZONES WILL THERE BE AT THE 2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

It’s yet to be announced how many DRS zones there will be at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix. Last year, there was a single DRS zone. The detection point was located 80m after Turn 16, while the activation zone was 18m after Turn 19.


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 2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX PRESS CONFERENCES?

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers ahead of the on-track action. The drivers appearing in the press conference for this race are yet to be announced.

The media will also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams in a separate press conference over the race weekend. The team members appearing in the press conference are yet to be announced.


WHO WILL BE THE RACE DIRECTOR AT THE 2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Niels Wittich will be the race director at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix.


WHO WILL BE THE DRIVER STEWARD AT THE 2024 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.


WHICH TYRE COMPOUNDS WILL BE USED AT THE 2024 MONACO GRAND PRIX?

Pirelli have announced that the C3, C4 and C5 tyre compounds will be used at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix. The C3, C4 and C5 compounds were also used in 2023.


WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX?

After a thrilling qualifying session, a mid-race rain shower wreaked havoc at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, where Verstappen clung on for victory.

After no fewer than four red flag periods across the practice sessions, the on-track mishaps continued in qualifying as Sergio Perez crashed out in Q1 at the first corner. That was it for Red Flags on qualifying day, but what followed was one of the most thrilling qualifying sessions of the season.

Max Verstappen was fastest in both Q1 and Q2, but Fernando Alonso set the pace in the early stages of Q3, with the top three covered by under a tenth of a second. Esteban Ocon then shot to the top of the timing tower, before Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso took turns on provisional pole. Verstappen was two tenths down on Alonso’s lap at the end of Sector 2 but found time in the final sector to secure pole position by just 0.084 seconds.

At the start on Sunday, Verstappen maintained his lead as all drivers made it around the opening lap unscathed, despite contact near the back of the field. Ten laps into the race, disputing third place, Carlos Sainz damaged his front wing after running into the back of Ocon’s Alpine.

Carlos Sainz – one of the frontrunners to make an early stop – was complaining about the strategy on which Ferrari had placed him. Perez, who had started from the back after his Saturday crash, made minimal progress which was hampered by a collision with a Haas, in which he lost his front wing.

By Lap 52, the skies above the circuit had darkened and rain began to fall. The track continued to dampen as the drivers struggled on their dry tyres in the wet sections of track. Second-placed Alonso pitted for a fresh set of slicks while other drivers began to gamble on intermediate tyres.

As Sainz slid off the track but continued in the race, Verstappen made a race-winning call for intermediate tyres. George Russell – already on intermediates – came off the track at Mirabeau and made contact with Perez when rejoining the circuit, for which he was given a 5-second penalty. Alonso eventually made the call to switch to intermediates while his team-mate Lance Stroll crashed at the hairpin.

Despite more close calls on track for Perez – with a tank slapper through the Swimming Pool section – and Logan Sargeant – who ran wide at the hairpin – Verstappen braved the weather to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso remained in second place as Ocon secured the third podium finish of his career.


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

The lap time to beat at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix


Attending the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix? Learn more about visiting Circuit de Monaco in the F1Destinations Travel Guide.

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