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Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race on the Circuit de Monaco- public roads turned into a race track. It is one of the premier events in French Riviera. Run since 1929, it is one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. And with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport. The circuit has been called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige”.

Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

The course in the streets

The race takes place on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco. With many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, it is one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, it is a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car. Thus, it is the only Grand Prix that does not adhere to the FIA’s mandated 305-kilometer (190-mile) minimum race distance.

The event was part of the pre-Second World War European Championship. It was included in the first World Championship of Drivers in 1950. It was designated the European Grand Prix two times, 1955 and 1963, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe. Graham Hill was known as “Mr. Monaco” due to his five Monaco wins in the 1960s. Brazil’s Ayrton Senna won the race more times than any other driver, with six victories, winning five races consecutively between 1989 and 1993.

Event Type: Car race (F1)

Date: Thu, May 23 – Sun, May 26, 2019

Location: The streets of Monaco

Timing: 6 or 7am until the evening. See the schedule below.

Frequency: Yearly at the end of May

Organizer: Formula 1 Monaco

Social Media: #grandprix #monacogp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube

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  • 6:00am – Closing the circuit
  • 10:00-11:30am – Formula 1, 1st free practice
  • 12:00-12:45am – Formula 2 FIA, free practice
  • 2:00-3:30pm – Formula 1, 2nd free practice
  • 4:15-4:55pm – Formula 2, FIA – Qualifying sessions
  • 5:30-6:15pm – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Free practice
  • 7:30pm – Opening of the circuit


  • 6:00am – Closing the circuit
  • 8:00-8:45am – Formula Renault, 2.0 Series – Qualifying sessions
  • 9:45-10:15am – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Qualifying sessions
  • 11:15-12:20am – Formula 2, FIA – 1st Race (42 laps or 60 mn max)
  • 12:50am-1:20pm – Renault Sport Celebration
  • 2:00pm – Opening of the circuit


  • 7:00am – Closing the circuit
  • 9:00-10:20am – Formula Renault, 2.0 Series – Qualifying sessions
  • 12:00am-1:00pm – Formula 1, 3rd Free practice
  • 3:00-4:00pm – Formula 1, Qualifying sessions
  • 4:10-5:00pm – Formula 2, FIA – 2nd Race (30 laps or 45 min max)
  • 6:30pm – Opening of the circuit


  • 7:00am – Closing the circuit
  • 9:45-10:20am – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Race (16 laps or 30 min max)
  • 11:10-11:40am – Formula Renault, 2.0 Series – Race (25 laps or 45 min max)
  • 12:30am – Formula 1, Drivers parade
  • 1:15pm – Lap of honor – LL.AA.SS The Prince and Princess of Monaco
  • 1:46pm – Presentation of F1 Drivers – Monegasque anthem
  • 3:10-5:10pm – Formula 1 Grand Prix (78 laps or 120 min max)
  • 9:00pm – Opening of the circuit