Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 23rd May 2021 14:02
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco
Number of Laps: 78
Circuit Length: 3.337
Race Distance: 260.286
Lap Record: 1:14.260 Max Verstappen (2018)

Statistics

When was the track built? In 1215, sort of ? that's when Monaco was first established as a colony of Genoa. When was its first Grand Prix? It was 1929 when racing engines first reverberated around the Principality, after cigarette manufacturer Antony Noghes decided to organise a race with his pals from the Automobile Club de Monaco. The race was part of the calendar in the first year of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, and hasn't been off it since 1955. What's the circuit like? Incredibly narrow and totally iconic. Nelson Piquet memorably described driving around Monaco as "like riding a bicycle around your living room"? which is fair. Despite that, it's a challenge that nearly all drivers love, forcing them to put their skills on the line and rewarding millimetric accuracy. Overtaking on the tight streets is harder, however, with the 2003 Grand Prix witnessing a grand total of zero passing moves!