The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix – All You Need to Know!

Monaco Grand Prix (FI) - SpeedyReg
Monaco Grand Prix (FI) – SpeedyReg

For many of us, the Monaco Grand Prix really is the highlight of the F1 calendar. There’s just something extra special about it. Perhaps it’s the excitement of the street racing, or the glamour of the celebs watching from their private yachts. It’s certainly a challenging circuit, through narrow streets, making it almost impossible to overtake without the drivers putting themselves at risk of a collision. Nelson Piquet once described it as being like riding a bike around your living room. It’s a tense race and it’s all edge of your seat action. Many drivers dream of winning this prestigious race almost as much as they dream of winning the championship. It’s a true test of skill.

The circuit is 3.337 km long, with a total race distance of 260.286 km over 78 action packed laps. The lap record is 1:14.260, held by Max Verstappen and attained in 2018.

The driver with the most wins at Monaco was Ayrton Senna who won at this circuit six times. McLaren is the constructor with the most wins with 15 to date.

The race weekend timetable:

The first practice rounds are held on Thursday 23rd May with Round One from 10:00 until 11:30 and Round Two from 14:00 until 15:30. Practice Round Three will be held on Saturday 25th May between 11:00 and 12:00.

Qualifying begins at 14:00 on Saturday May 25th, through to 15:00.

The main race will start at 14:10 on Sunday 26th May and should run until 16:10.

You can watch the Monaco Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1 or NOW TV. Channel 4 will be showing the highlights.

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