Fast facts ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix


By Balazs Szabo on

After the coronavirus-enforced absence final yr, System One groups and drivers are again within the Principality for an additional thrilling occasion within the glamorous surroundings.

The Circuit de Monaco is among the most enjoyable challenges confronted by F1 drivers, a circuit at which exact management have to be matched by whole dedication and unwavering focus.

Lengthy historical past – As we speak’s race within the Principality would be the 67th Monaco Grand Prix. The primary Monaco race was the second spherical of the System One World Championship in 1950. It fell off the calendar within the subsequent three season, but it surely returned in 1955 and remained on the schedule till final yr when it was referred to as off because of the pandemic.

The profitable Brazilian – Ayrton Senna is probably the most profitable driver within the historical past of the Monaco Grand Prix with six victories to his title. The Brazilian is adopted by the duo of Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill, who each scored 5 triumphs apiece.

Alain Prost is the one four-time Monaco Grand Prix winner whereas Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Nico Rosberg and Nico Rosberg have all three wins within the Principality. Of the present area, solely Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are repeat winners within the Principality with each of them having received two occasions.

Clear chief – McLaren is probably the most profitable constructor in Monaco with 15 triumphs, adopted by Ferrari with the Italians having received 9 races within the Principality to date.

5 configurations – The Monaco Grands Prix came about on 5 totally different layouts. The primary one was used between 1929 and 1972, the second was in use for the next three season, the third one hosted the race between 1976 and 1985 whereas the fourth one was used till 1996.

1:14.260 – That’s the precise lap document across the twisty Monaco race monitor. Max Verstappen recorded the quickest lap in the course of the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, decreasing the earlier document.

Race distance – As the common pace is the bottom of the yr at round 160 km/h, drivers are unable to cowl the same old minimal of 305km in the course of the race. Finishing a complete of 78 laps across the 3.337km-long circuit, drivers cowl a race distance of 260.286km.

60km/h – Because of the tight pit lane, drivers have to stick to the pace restrict of 60km/h within the pit lane throughout your entire race weekend.

Modifications – The Circuit de Monaco has been resurfaced in a lot of areas, together with the quick lane of the pit lane, from the exit of Flip 19 to the exit of Flip 1, from the exit of Flip 4 to the exit of the tunnel previous to Flip 10, and from the exit of Flip 11 to the entry to Flip 15. Particles fences have additionally been added in a lot of areas. Moreover, the apex kerb at Flip 4 has been changed with a painted flat kerb.

DRS – There’s solely a single DRS in Monaco, with the detection level positioned 80m after Flip 16 and the activation level positioned 18m after Flip 19.

Floor – The monitor has been resurfaced in a lot of locations, with adjustments being made for instance to Massanet, Tabac, the Swimming Pool exit and the Anthony Noghes exit. In whole, two-thirds of the circuit have been resurfaced for this yr.

19 – The format options 19 turns of which eight are left-handed ones whereas eleven right-handed corners.

No start-finish offset – Monaco is among the few tracks at which there isn’t a offset between the beginning and end line.

Three softest compounds – To deal with the gradual corners the place traction is significant, Pirelli introduced the softest finish of its five-compound vary with the C3 nominated because the Exhausting, the C4 because the Medium and the C5 because the Comfortable compound.

5 stewards – The group of stewards for the Monaco Grand Prix will probably be shaped by 5 members with Nish Shetty, Dennis Dean, Jose Abed, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Eric Barrabino taking up this very important function at this weekend.

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