How to watch 2023 Monaco GP: F1 live stream, TV schedule and start time


Watch F1 via live stream or on TV: dates and times for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, including practice and qualifying

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F1 returns to the principality this weekend for the Monaco Grand Prix — part one of a motor sport-filled weekend which also includes the 107th running of the Indy 500.

After the cancellation of the Emila Romagna Grand Prix, this is the first chance for several teams to see whether their upgrade packages will change the competitive order and help catch the rampant Red Bulls, which captured their fourth 1-2 finish of the season in Miami.

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The battle at the front remains tight, with Max Verstappen currently leading team-mate Sergio Perez by 14 points, but the Mexican’s impressive record on street circuits makes him a frontrunner — having also captured victory in Monte Carlo last year. Hometown hero Charles Leclerc will also be one to watch, as he hopes to bounce back from a torrid weekend in Miami where he crashed out during qualifying and was unable to make up any significant ground during the race – finishing seventh.

But perhaps all eyes should be locked on Fernando Alonso, who previously marked Monaco as a key opportunity to capture his first race win since 2013 and Aston Martin‘s fifth podium finish of the season.

Drenched in glitz and glamour, the 2.05-mile Monte Carlo circuit remains a highlight on the F1 calendar, where qualifying provides the most drama and perhaps the greatest chance for the rest of the field to end Red Bull’s current run of domination.

How to watch F1: live stream and TV details for 2023 Monaco GP

With current F1 cars becoming bigger, wider and heavier, overtaking on Monaco streets has become an increasingly tricker task – meaning a much greater focus on qualifying performance. Drivers will get three full practice sessions to dial in their set-ups before entering what many consider to be the most important qualifying session of the season, followed by the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

All sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, whilst Channel 4 will show free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race. Live timings will also be available through the F1 app.

For viewers in the UK, there is a one-hour time difference to Monaco.

Live TV: In the UK, all sessions will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1, starting with Free Practice 1 at 12pm BST on Friday.

Live Stream: Sky Sports F1 customers can live stream the weekend action from the Sky Go app. Similarly, Now TV also carries the Sky Sports F1 Channel and passes can be bought for individual grand prix weekends.

Highlights: Channel 4 will broadcast extended highlights of Saturday’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race, with starting times found below.


F1 live stream and TV schedule

Qualifying – Saturday May 27 Monaco Grand Prix – Sunday May 28
Session start time 3pm 2pm
Live coverage
Sky Sports, Sky Go, Now TV
2.30pm 12.30pm
Channel 4
7.30pm 6.30pm


Monaco circuit details and weather forecast

Part of F1 history since its first world championship grand prix in 1950, the Monte-Carlo circuit remains remarkably similar to its original form. The 2023 layout contains 19 corners and a single DRS detection zone, woven through Monaco’s beachfront and harbour.

Most of the on-track drama will probably be limited to qualifying, but drivers will still have 78 laps on race day to try and move up the order – a task that could be made easier with a spot of rain.

Scattered showers and low winds are expected ahead of qualifying and the race, but the majority of the weekend is expected to be dry and sunny.

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Temporary street circuit


2.069 (Miles)


Chicane reprofiled

Fastest Race Lap

Jake Dennis (Porsche 99X Electric Gen3), 1m31.119, 81.744 mph, Formula E, 2023

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan e-4ORCE 04), 1m29.131, 83.567 mph, Formula E, 2023


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1.097 (Miles)


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Fastest Race Lap

Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra M5Electro), 52.385s, 75.388 mph, Formula E, 2019

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Jean-Eric Vergne (DS E-Tense FE19), 50.048s, 78.908 mph, Formula E, 2019

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Who will win the 2023 Monaco GP?

Even with a significant performance advantage, both Red Bulls could be vulnerable on the streets of Monte Carlo. The RB19, although blisteringly quick in a straight line, is a closer match for its rivals on tight and twisty street circuits – where the advantage could swing towards Fernando Alonso and Charles Leclerc.

Alonso has finished on the podium four times in five attempts this season, and will have his greatest chance at pole position and a race win this weekend. His last Monaco victory came in 2007. Meanwhile, Leclerc, on home soil, has captured consecutive pole positions in 2021 and 2022 but subsequently suffered devastating defeats. The SF23, Ferrari‘s 2023 F1 car, has been problematic so far but Leclerc has proven capable of dragging it further up the grid, giving him hope of a debut home victory.

But with an impressive street circuit record, winning four out of the last five on the F1 calendar, Perez will be looking to capture his second consecutive Monaco victory — a feat not accomplished since Nico Rosberg‘s impressive streak of wins from 2013 to 2015.


2023 Monaco Grand Prix full session times

Friday Saturday Sunday
F1 Free Practice 1 – 1pm
Free Practice 2 – 4pm
Free Practice 3 – 11.30am
Qualifying – 3pm
Monaco Grand Prix – 2pm
F2 Qualifying – 10.40am Sprint Race – 4.40pm Feature Race – 8.50am