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|
Sky Sports, Sky Go, Now TV
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.