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Monaco GP

Date: 26 May 2013

Monaco Circuit Diagram
Circuit NameCircuit de Monaco
Type of CircuitStreet
Inaugurated1929
Circuit Length3,340 km
Race Distance260,520 km
Number of Laps78
Total Number of Turns19
Right-Hand Turns11
Left-Hand Turns8
Direction of the CircuitClockwise
Lap Record1:14.439 – Michael Schumacher (2004)
2012 Fastest Race Lap1:17.296 – Sergio Pérez
2012 Pole Position1:14.381 – Mark Webber
2012 Race WinnerMark Webber

The most symbolic circuit on the calendar and a Grand Prix that takes place since 1950, when Juan Manuel Fangio won the first edition. The Monaco Grand Prix is celebrated on the streets of the principality, just a few inches off the guardrails meaning that any mistake, as small as it may be, is very costly. It’s a high downforce track and a very demanding one on the brakes. Overtaking is very complicated at Monaco, so qualifying plays a vital role in the outcome of the race. The Monaco Grand Prix forms a part of the “Triple Crown” alongside the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. These are considered to be the three most prestigious races in the world and only one driver to date has the honour of having won the Triple Crown, Graham Hill.