The Monaco Grand Prix appeared in the Formula One calendar in 1950. Juan-Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo) was the first heroof this prestigious round (pole and win). This urban track is very short (3,340 Km). There are 19 turns (8 at left and 11 at right). After 78 laps. the winner crosses the finish line and this success goes down in history. Nico Rosberg offered himself a perfect weekend in both of 2013 and 2014 (results in 2014: pole in 1’15’’989 and win). Last year, Lewis Hamilton sulked on the second step of the podium while Daniel Ricciardo was so happy with his third place. Regarding the performance, both of Valtteri Bottas (292 Km/h in qualifying) and the ogre from Tewin (290 Km/h on race) were ahead. Nevertheless, the French Riviera is especially the kingdom of McLaren (11 poles and 15 wins), Ayrton Senna (5 poles and 6 wins), Sebastian Vettel (absolute record for the pole: 1’13’’556, Red Bull – 2011), Michael Schumacher (absolute record of the best lap on race: 1’14’’439, Ferrari – 2004) and Olivier Panis (best rise on race until the P1: win despite a shy P14 on the starting grid, Ligier – 1996).
This is the schedule: On Thursday, the free practice 1 will start at 10h (1h30) and it will be followed by a second FP at 2pm (1h30). On Saturday, the drivers will have a last hour to improve their set up (11am-12pm) before the qualifying tries at 2pm. On Sunday, the race will be at 2pm.
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