Must know forward of the Monaco Grand Prix
Following an exhilarating, see-sawing qualifying session, reigning world champion Max Verstappen pipped Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso to safe the pole place for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó picks out the important information forward of the race on the tight and twisty streets of Monte Carlo.
Lengthy historical past – Immediately’s race within the Principality would be the 69th Monaco Grand Prix. The primary Monaco race was the second spherical of the Formulation One World Championship in 1950. It fell off the calendar within the subsequent three season, but it surely returned in 1955 and remained on the schedule.
The profitable Brazilian – Ayrton Senna is essentially the most profitable driver within the historical past of the Monaco Grand Prix with six victories to his identify. The Brazilian is adopted by the duo of Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill, who each scored 5 triumphs apiece.
Alain Prost is the one four-time Monaco Grand Prix winner whereas Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have all three wins within the Principality. Of the present discipline, solely Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are the one different repeat winners within the Principality with each of them having received two instances.
Clear chief – McLaren is essentially the most profitable constructor in Monaco with 15 triumphs, adopted by Ferrari with the Italians having received 9 races within the Principality to this point.
5 configurations – The Monaco Grands Prix occurred on 5 completely different layouts. The primary one was used between 1929 and 1972, the second was in use for the next three season, the third one hosted the race between 1976 and 1985 whereas the fourth one was used till 1996.
1:12.909 – That’s the precise lap file across the twisty Monaco race monitor. Lewis Hamilton recorded the quickest lap throughout the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, decreasing the earlier file.
Residence heros – Louis Chiron was the final driver from Monaco who received on house turf. The racing driver who competed in rallies, sports activities automobile races, and Grands Prix triumphed on the Monaco Grand Prix in 1931.
Race distance – As the common velocity is the bottom of the 12 months at round 160 km/h, drivers are unable to cowl the same old minimal of 305km throughout the race. Finishing a complete of 78 laps across the 3.337km-long circuit, drivers cowl a race distance of 260.286km.
60km/h – Because of the tight pit lane, drivers have to stick to the velocity restrict of 60km/h within the pit lane throughout the complete race weekend.
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Modifications – New asphalt has been laid in various areas across the monitor, together with the part between the entry of Flip 19 and the exit of Flip 1, the phase between the exit of Flip 8 and the exit from the tunnel, on the entry of Flip 10, and the part between the entry of Flip 15 and the exit of Flip 17.
DRS – There may be solely a single DRS in Monaco, with the detection level positioned 80m after Flip 16 and the activation level positioned 18m after Flip 19.
19 – The structure options 19 turns of which eight are left-handed ones whereas eleven right-handed corners.
No start-finish offset – Monaco is among the few tracks at which there is no such thing as a offset between the beginning and end line.
Three softest compounds – To deal with the sluggish corners the place traction is significant, Pirelli introduced the softest finish of its five-compound vary with the C3 nominated because the Arduous, the C4 because the Medium and the C5 because the Comfortable compound.
4 stewards – The group of stewards for the Monaco Grand Prix might be shaped by 5 members with Tim Mayer, Felix Holter, Danny Sullivan, and Jean Francois Calme taking over this important function at this weekend.
Landmarks – Two groups will attain vital landmarks this weekend with Haas set to finish their one hundred and fiftieth begin and Alpine set to begin their fiftieth race in Formulation One.