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8 Fast Facts About the Monaco F1 Grand Prix

May 23, 2023

The Monaco Grand Prix is the jewel in the crown of the F1 season and attracts crowds from across the globe as race fans and casino-lovers come together for a weekend like no other.

With Pokerstars Casino’s F1 partner Oracle Red Bull Racing vying for another Drivers and Constructors title in 2023, there’s more than just glamour and spectacle at the core of the weekend – there’s vital championship points up for grabs.

Pokerstars Casino have put together this list of some of the more intriguing fast facts about the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix to get you ready for the F1 race event of the season. Enjoy.

Monaco GP Fast Facts

  • 1950 – the year the Monaco Grand Prix was first stage. Monaco is one only four other current circuits that have been there since the beginning of the World Championship of Drivers (as it was known then) in 1950.
  • 2.075 – the distance in miles of the Monaco Grand Prix track – making it the shortest on the F1 schedule.
  • 6 – the turn number for the slowest corner in both Monaco and F1 overall. Taken at around 30mph.
  • 3600 – the overall number of tyres used around the track to create the famous tyre barriers.
  • 6 – the number of weeks it takes to create and assemble the Grand Prix circuit around the narrow streets of Monte Carlo.
  • 1:10.166 – the time for the fastest lap recorded at Monaco by Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes in 2019. It was achieved in qualifying.
  • 15 – the number of wins achieved by the team with the best record at Monaco – Maclaren. Their last win came back in 2008. Ferrari take second place with 9 wins the most recent being 2019.
  • 161.887 – the overall distance that the drivers will have to complete to reach the checkered flag after 78 laps.

Monaco Grand Prix Race Schedule 2023

Friday, May 26

Practice 1 – 12.30 – 13.30 (GMT)

Practice 2 – 16.00 – 17.00

Saturday, May 27

Practice 3 – 11.30 – 12.30

Qualifying – 15.00 – 16.00

Sunday, May 28

Race – 14.00