Monaco Grand Prix

25 May 2024 - 26 May 2024
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Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly at odds again as both contradict on the F1 Monaco GP team orders Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly at odds again as both contradict on the F1 Monaco GP team orders
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Major 'Max Verstappen to Mercedes' revelation from F1 pundit after Jos Verstappen overheard at F1 Monaco GP Major 'Max Verstappen to Mercedes' revelation from F1 pundit after Jos Verstappen overheard at F1 Monaco GP
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George Russell gives his suggestion to improve racing in the Monaco Grand Prix George Russell gives his suggestion to improve racing in the Monaco Grand Prix
George Russell gives his suggestion to improve racing in the Monaco Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo talks about racing behind the experienced Fernando Alonso in Monaco Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo talks about racing behind the experienced Fernando Alonso in Monaco Grand Prix
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Jos Verstappen addresses added pressure on Max Verstappen and Red Bull as the grid closes up Jos Verstappen addresses added pressure on Max Verstappen and Red Bull as the grid closes up
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“It’s not my job, I just drive cars”. Lando Norris on being asked about Carlos Sainz’s lucky break at the Monaco GP due to a red flag “It’s not my job, I just drive cars”. Lando Norris on being asked about Carlos Sainz’s lucky break at the Monaco GP due to a red flag
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About Monaco GP

Monaco Grand Prix
McLaren’s special livery in the Monaco Grand Prix. [Credits: Getty Images]


The Monaco GP strikes fear among several Formula 1 drivers due to its narrow street layout and almost negligible overtaking opportunities. On the other hand, it is one of the fan favorite tracks on the Formula 1 calendar.


The Monaco Grand Prix is an eagerly awaited event which has a lot of historical significance. The streets of Monte Carlo have blessed the audience with one of the best displays of racing and many iconic moments. It is the home race of Ferrari’s “Lord Perceval”, aka Charles Leclerc. Monaco is also the track which famously gave us the lap of the gods, courtesy of the legend, Ayrton Senna.


Monaco Grand Prix and McLaren special liveries seem to have an enthralling connection together. McLaren previously raced with their fan favorite “Gulf Livery” in Monaco and they will be racing yet another special livery in 2024.


McLaren will honor Senna’s legacy and his contributions to Formula 1 with a livery for its cars and drivers’ suits. McLaren will switch from their regular “Papaya” scheme to a green-yellow paint job in Monaco.


The Monaco Grand Prix may be the muse of the audience but for drivers it brings forth unique challenges. The race is one of the slowest on the calendar and drivers need to put every effort they can during qualifying to ensure an advantageous race start.


Monaco Grand Prix History

Monaco had been holding races for a long time even before the origin of Formula 1. The first Formula 1 race in Monaco was organized in 1950. It was conquered by Juan Michael Fangio and was his first win in a world championship race. The race is one of the pillars of the biggest achievement in motorsports, “Triple Crown”.


A driver must win the Monaco GP in order to have a claim at the Triple Crown of motorsports. The race has been riddled with accidents due to the punishing nature of the track and drivers find themselves in a tight spot near the famous “Swimming pool” chicane and the tunnel which precedes it.


A hilarious incident occurred during the race in the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship. Kimi Raikonnen was contesting second place when his car retired due to mechanical failure. He was later seen retiring to his yacht parked in the harbor (going there straight from the circuit), earning himself a spot in the memories of every fan. The 2023 Monaco GP was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen starting on pole position.


Monaco Grand Prix 2024
Max Verstappen won the 2023 Monaco GP. [Credits: Getty Images]


Monaco Grand Prix 2024 Schedule

The Monaco GP will be the last Formula 1 race of May. It will take place over the weekend, spanning from 25th to 26th May. The race will be held at 3:00 PM track time. The Qualifying session will be held on Saturday, from 4:00 PM track time. It will be a 78-lap race spanning over 260 kms of total race distance. The Monaco GP will have 3 Practice Sessions before the Qualifying takes place.


Monaco Grand Prix 2024 Venue

The Monaco GP will be conducted at the Circuit de Monaco. It is a 3.337 kms long circuit with 19 turns and 1 DRS zone. One of the most difficult tracks to handle, the circuit is infamous for boring races because of the lack of daring overtakes. According to Nelson Piquet, “like riding a bicycle around your living room”, is the way it feels like to drive around Monaco. The lap record of the Monaco GP circuit is held by Lewis Hamilton, who set a time of 1:12.909 in 2021 with his iconic Mercedes W11.


Monaco Grand Prix 2024 Drivers Standings

The Monaco GP will see its former victor returning with a dominant campaign yet again in 2024. The Drivers standings for the race are led by Max Verstappen. The duo of Verstappen and Norris put up an incredible performance in Imola and fans are expecting to witness more duels between Red Bull and other teams. Here are the driver standings for the eve of the Monaco GP 2024.


S.NoNameTeamPoints
1.Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT161
2.Charles LeclercFerrari113
3.Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT107
4.Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes101
5.Carlos SainzFerrari93
6.Oscar PiastriMcLaren Mercedes53
7.George RussellMercedes 44
8.Lewis HamiltonMercedes35
9.Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Mercedes33
10.Yuki TsunodaRB Honda RBPT15


Drivers with most wins in the Monaco Grand Prix

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Ayrton Senna celebrates victory in Monaco. [Credits: Getty Images]


Where to watch the Monaco Grand Prix 2024?

The Formula 1 Monaco GP will be broadcast on different channels worldwide. The fans can access the live race online via a subscription of the F1TV app. Here is a list of broadcasters in different countries:

CountryChannel
AfricaSuperSport
AustraliaFox SportsFoxtelKayoNetwork Ten
USAESPN
United KingdomSky SportsC4
GermanySky Deutschland


Monaco Grand Prix race timings for different time zones

Greenwich Mean TimePacific Standard TimeIndian Standard TimeJapanese TimeArabian Standard Time
Qualifying2:00 PM7:00 AM7:30 PM11:00 PM5:00 PM
Race1:00 PM6:00 AM6:30 PM10:00 PM4:00 PM


FAQs

A. The Monaco GP is a part of the triple crown of motorsports and it is the epitome of racing heritage in Formula 1.

A. The Monaco GP Qualifying will take place from 4:00 PM track time on 25th May.

A. Ayrton Senna, who has won the race six times, is dubbed as the King of Monaco.

A. Charles Leclerc, who races for Ferrari, is a native of Monaco.

A. Max Verstappen has been residing in Monaco since 2015.

Last Modified Jun 21, 2024 05:35 GMT
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