2021 Monaco GP Race Preview

20 May – 23 May 2021


Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 120 May 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 220 May 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 322 May 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification22 May 15:00 – 16:00
Race23 May 15:00 – 17:00

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Until 2021 Monaco GP

Track Map

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 78
Track Length: 3.337km
Race Distance: 260.286 km
Best Laptime: 1:14.260 by Max Verstappen (2018)
2019 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2019 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The Monaco GP is considered as the crowned jewel in Formula 1’s calendar. Along with Indi 500 and Le Mans it forms the Triple Crown of Motorsporting. Unlike all the circuits till now in the 2021 Season this is a street circuit on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. The first Monaco GP was held in the year 1929. This is one of the few tracks that pre dates the Formula 1 Championship. This track is probably the favorite among drivers and it’s always a huge achievement to achieve pole position on this track.

The track is narrow, winding and one of the most difficult tracks to drive on. With no run off areas and barriers everywhere, this track is unforgiving. A single mistake can essentially end your race. With some unique elements like the Hairpin turn and the Tunnel makes this a unique challenge for all drivers. Most of the races in the Hybrid Era are won during the qualification as overtaking on these narrow streets is near impossible. Qualification and Strategy play a huge role in this race. With Mercedes and Red Bull so close to each other in performance and the track favouring the high down force Red Bull cars, this year might bring us a much more exciting Monaco GP.

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