Grand Prix of Monaco

Date: May 26-29, 2016
Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco
Number of Laps: 78
Circuit Length: 3.337 km
Distance: 260.286 km
Lap Record: 1:18,063, Daniel Ricciardo (2015)

The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is required to win in Monte Carlo, facets which highlight the differences between the great and the good in Formula One.

The Armco barrier-lined circuit leaves no margin for error, demanding more concentration that any other Formula One track. Cars run with maximum downforce and brakes are worked hard. Overtaking is next to impossible so qualifying in Monaco is more critical than at any other Grand Prix.

The Portier corner is key to achieving a good lap time around Monaco. It is preceded by the Loews hairpin, the slowest corner in Formula One, and followed by the tunnel, one of the few flat-out sections of the track. Some great names have ended their races in the barriers here, most notably Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

To win in Monaco places a driver's name on a list that includes many of history's all-time greats.

Both Graham Hill, the man nicknamed 'Mr Monaco', and Schumacher have won it five times, Alain Prost took four victories, whilst Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart each won here three times. But the record of wins in the Principality resides with the Senna, who won in Monte Carlo six times.

2016 Grand Prix of Monaco Schedule

Thuesday 26th May
Practice 1: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Practice 2: 14:00 pm– 15:30 pm
Saturday 28st May
Practice 3: 11:00 am - 12:00 md
Qualifying: 14:00 pm - 15:00 pm
Sunday 29st May
Race: 14:00 pm - 16:00 pm

2016 Monaco Grand Prix Results

1 Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Mercedes 1hr 59m 82
2 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull-TAG Heuer 7.252 66
3 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India-Mercedes 13.825 23
4 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 15.846 60
5 Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Honda 85.076 18

Past Winners

Year Driver Constructor
2015 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2014 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2013 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2012 Mark Webber Renault
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2010 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
2009 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes

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