Monte Carlo 1860

Monte Carlo

The glamorous home of the Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo's narrow street circuit has no logical place in modern motor racing but remains one of the most challenging tests of a driver's skill and ability — even if opportunities to overtake are slim

Country
Monaco
Location
Monte Carlo
Co-ordinates
43.734191, 7.421458
Latest Race
First Race

Monte Carlo has been a highlight of the Grand Prix calendar since the enigmatic “W.Williams” won the first race here in 1929. Much of the original round-the-houses circuit inspired by local cigarette manufacturer Antony Noguès remains the same today. A chicane has been added at Ste Devote, the swimming pool section was built on reclaimed land, and the road now continues to a hairpin at La Rascasse. A hotel (originally called Loews, and now Grand) has been built over the tunnel. Although today’s Formula 1 cars are barely able to overtake at Monte Carlo, the anachronistic “race of a thousand corners” remains the glamour event of the year. Over the years two drivers have crashed into the harbour: Alberto Ascari in 1955 and Paul Hawkins ten years later. Both men escaped without injury. But Monte Carlo did prove fatal for Luigi Fagioli in 1952 and Lorenzo Bandini in 1967.

Formula E Circuit

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.069 (Miles)

Change

Chicane reprofiled

Fastest Race Lap

Robin Frijns (Audi e-tron FE07), 1m32.707, 80.344 mph, Formula E, 2022

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Mitch Evans (Jaguar I-type 5), 1m29.839, 82.909 mph, Formula E, 2022

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.097 (Miles)

Change

Circuit modified for Formula E

Fastest Race Lap

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

Fastest Qualifying Lap

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

Circuit

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.074 (Miles)

Change

Tabac moved closer to the harbourside, Swimming Pool section re-profiled

Fastest Race Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W12 E Performance), 1m12.909, 102.407 mph, F1, 2021

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+), 1m10.166, 106.411 mph, F1, 2019

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.075 (Miles)

Change

New pits and pitlane built

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2004), 1m14.439, 100.351 mph, F1, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren MP4/21-Mercedes-Benz), 1m13.532, 101.589 mph, F1, 2006

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.092 (Miles)

Change

Entry to the swimming pool section modified

Fastest Race Lap

Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari F2002), 1m18.023, 96.526 mph, F1, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams FW24-BMW), 1m16.676, 98.221 mph, F1, 2002

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.068 (Miles)

Change

New chicane built

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Benetton B194-Ford), 1m21.076, 91.825 mph, F1, 1994

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Benetton B194-Ford), 1m18.560, 94.766 mph, F1, 1994

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.058 (Miles)

Change

Ste Devote and La Rascasse modified

Fastest Race Lap

Michele Alboreto (Ferrari 156/85), 1m22.637, 89.655 mph, F1, 1985

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ayrton Senna (Lotus 97T-Renault), 1m20.450, 92.092 mph, F1, 1985

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.037 (Miles)

Change

Loews (now Grand) Hotel built over tunnel, swimming pool section built, and La Rascasse added

Fastest Race Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72E-Ford), 1m27.9, 83.427 mph, F1, 1974

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Niki Lauda (Ferrari 312B3), 1m26.3, 84.973 mph, F1, 1974

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.954 (Miles)

Change

Startline moved

Fastest Race Lap

Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell 003-Ford), 1m22.2, 85.577 mph, F1, 1971

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Emerson Fittipaldi (Lotus 72D-Ford), 1m21.4, 86.418 mph, F1, 1972

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.954 (Miles)

Change

Chicane repositioned

Fastest Race Lap

Jim Clark (Lotus 25-Climax), 1m35.5, 73.659 mph, F1, 1962

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jim Clark (Lotus 25-Climax), 1m35.4, 73.736 mph, F1, 1962

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.976 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit (cobbles and tramlines removed in 1932)

Fastest Race Lap

Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz W125), 1m46.5, 66.794 mph, GP, 1937

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz W125), 1m47.5, 66.173 mph, GP, 1937

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