Preview – Monaco Grand Prix

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Round six of the season takes Formula One to the tiny tax haven on the med of Monaco. The race around the tiny streets runs around the harbour attracting many celebrities over the four day event. First held in 1929 the circuit remains relatively unchanged thou safety has seen modifications and the skyline has changed.

The tiny city state is home to many drivers past and present in some cases acting as there second home race. Monaco’s unique nature which winds its way around the harbour provides little over taking but gives the sport some of its most iconic images. The circuit is only used for Formula One while Formula E uses the shortened Harbour Circuit bi-annually

Eyes will of course be on Nico Rosberg who has walked these streets for most of his life. Expect crashes, drama and safety cars as Formula One returns to Monaco.

Facts and figures

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Race Grand Prix de Monaco
Venue Grand Prix Circuit, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Circuit Lengths 3.340 km (2.075 mi)
Laps 78
Race Distance 260.520 km (161.887 mi
Lap Record 1:18.023 (Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2002)
Most wins drivers Ayrton Senna (6)
Most wins manufacture McLaren (15)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST
Thursday
P1 10:00-11:30 09:00-10:30
P2 14:00-15:30 13:00-14:00
Saturday
P3 11:00-12:00 10:00-11:00
Qualifying  14:00-15:00 13:00-14:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 13:00-15:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton led most of the race until Max Verstappen crashed out of the race prompting him to make a pit stop at the wrong time. As the visual safety car was changed into the real safety car. This allowed his team-mate to take advantage to take the lead of the race. McLaren jenson Button scored the team’s first points of the season.

Full Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:18.750 01:17.192 01:16.143 01:16.528 01:15.471 01:14.393 01:49:18.420 01:18.063
Diff +0.479 -1.290 -0.615 -1.029 -0.883 -1.596 -9.241 -32.354
2014 01:18.271 01:18.482 01:16.758 01:17.557 01:16.354 01:15.989 01:49:27.661 01:50.417

Tyres

Driver Ultra-soft Super soft Soft
HAMILTON 10 2 1
ROSBERG 10 2 1
VETTEL 9 2 2
RAIKKONEN 9 2 2
BOTTAS 7 4 2
MASSA 7 4 2
RICCARDO 10 2 1
VERSTAPPEN 10 2 1
MAGNUSSEN 10 2 1
PLAMER 9 3 1
HULKENBERG 7 3 3
PEREZ 7 3 3
KYVAT 7 3 3
SAINZ 7 3 3
BUTTON 7 5 1
ALONSO 7 5 1
ERICSSON 8 4 1
NASR 8 4 1
WEHRLIN 6 5 2
HARYNATO 6 5 2
GROSJEAN 9 3 1
GUTIERREZ 9 3 1
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