F1 2019: Monaco Grand Prix Preview

Formula One rolls into Monaco this weekend as Mercedes aim to extend their one-two streak as tribute to three-time F1 champion and Non-Executive Chairman – Niki Lauda, who sadly died earlier this week.

Monaco however is a circuit that can throw up plenty of surprises with its tight and twisty circuit so expect plenty of drama throughout the field.


Track Guide


Circuit: Circuit de Monaco

Laps: 78

Race Distance: 260.286km

Tyre Selection: C3, C4, C5



Session Day UK Time (BST)
Practice One Thursday 23rd May 10:00am
Practice Two Thursday 23rd May 2:00pm
Practice Three Saturday 25th May 11:00am
Qualifying Saturday 25th May 2:00pm
Race Sunday 26th May 2:10pm


Three Pointers

  • Red Bull have a strong all round car so expect them to be huge threats on a circuit where speed isn’t as important.
  • Toro Rosso have had one of their cars finish in points in five of last six Monaco Grands Prix so expect them to feature amongst midfield frontrunners.
  • Should Ferrari find themselves leading the race, this is the perfect track to safely play team orders given the difficulty of overtaking. 


If missed the opening five rounds of this season, get up to date with our race reviews.


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