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Monaco 2023! Everything You Need To Know...

Updated: May 28

Welcome to the glamorous world of the Monegasque F1 weekend, where adrenaline meets opulence, and speed intertwines with elegance to create the jewel of racing. In the realm of prestigious racing events, few can rival the allure and mystique of the Monaco Grand Prix. Nestled on the enchanting French Riviera, this jewel of the motorsport calendar has captivated both racing enthusiasts and casual spectators since it was first introduced to the calendar.


The Monaco Grand Prix is not just a race; it is a sensory experience that embraces the essence of luxury, history, and pure adrenaline. Unlike traditional circuits purpose-built for racing, the Monaco Grand Prix is a captivating anomaly. It weaves through the narrow and winding streets of Monte Carlo, demanding utmost precision and skill from the drivers as they navigate its unforgiving corners and tight chicanes. With minimal room for error and an abundance of perilous barriers just inches away, the race poses an intense test of bravery and precision.


The home race for Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, who will hopefully be loved by his home country this year.


If you want more information on the teams and drivers, you can read all about them here!

 

JUMP TO:


Monaco Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

A Track For THE Track: Monaco 2023 Playlist

 

Monaco Schedule (BST)


Friday 26th May 2023:

Free Practice 1: 12:30-13:30

Free Practice 2: 16:00-17:00


Saturday 27th May 2023:

Free Practice 3: 11:30-12:30

Qualifying: 15:00-16:00


Sunday 28th May 2023:

The Race: 14:00

 

About The Track

  • The first GP was held here in the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, and has been a consistent destination for the teams since 1955.

  • The circuit has a DRS zone in Sector 3 just off of Turn 17 and a speed trap in Sector 2 between Turn 9 and 10.

  • The race will have 78 laps of the 3.337km circuit.

  • The lap record was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2021 at 1:12.909.

  • The circuit is famous for its iconic sections, including the renowned Casino Square, the tight hairpin turn at Fairmont Hairpin, the high-speed tunnel section, and the demanding chicane at the Nouvelle Chicane.

  • Despite being one of the slowest circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, the Monaco Circuit is a true test of precision and concentration. The average speed around the track is relatively low compared to other circuits, due to its tight and twisty nature.

  • Due to its tight layout, overtaking is notoriously difficult at Monaco. Positioning and strategy during qualifying sessions become crucial, as starting from the front of the grid can significantly impact a driver's chances of success.

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P11. 1:14.718. Completed 29 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:15.684. Completed 25 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:14.820. Completed 29 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P16. 1:15.083. Completed 33 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P8. 1:14.585. Completed 29 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P14. 1:14.866. Completed 30 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P2. 1:13.710. Completed 28 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P9. 1:14.653. Completed 28 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:13.372. Completed 26 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P5. 1:14.093. Completed 24 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P12. 1:14.725. Completed 29 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P20. 1:15.785. Completed 17 laps.

Hulkenberg brought out the first red flags, having spun out and left some debris on track.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P7. 1:14.467. Completed 25 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P17. 1:15.192. Completed 32 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. 1:14.035. Completed 27 laps.

  • George Russell: P15. 1:15.066. Completed 24 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P6. 1:14.038. Completed 27 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P4. 1:14.038. Completed 27 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P10. 1:14.666. Completed 32 laps.

With 3 minutes until the end of FP1 Alex hits the barriers, out of Sainte Devote, taking out his front and rear left tyres. Albon reported he hit his knees, but was fine apart from that. The session was red flagged for the second time and suspended.

  • Logan Sargeant: P18. 1:15.557. Completed 30 laps.


Overall Results of FP1:

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

​1:13.372

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.338

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.663

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.666

5

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.721

6

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.872

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.095

8

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.213

9

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.281

10

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.294

11

​Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.346

12

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.353

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.448

14

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+1.494

15

George Russell

Mercedes

​+1.694

16

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1.711

17

Oscar Piastri

Mclaren

+1.820

18

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+2.185

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+2.312

20

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+2.413

Free Practice 2 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P8. 1:13.050. Completed 32 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P13. 1:13.3554. Completed 31 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P16. 1:13.641. Completed 22 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P17. 1:13.663. Completed 33 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P10. 1:13.162. Completed 29 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P9. 1:13.089. Completed 27 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P4. 1:12.682. Completed 31 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P11. 1:13.185. Completed 30 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P3. 1:12.569. Completed 22 laps.

Sainz caused a red flag in the second half of the session after hitting the barriers when he was exiting the 'swimming pool' section. The session did resume, but it was unfortunately the end of the session for Carlos.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. 1:12.527. Completed 32 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P14. 1:13.457. Completed 27 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P15. 1:13.520. Completed 32 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P5. 1:12.906. Completed 18 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P18. 1:13.673. Completed 29 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P6. 1:12.960. Completed 28 laps.

  • George Russell: P12. 1:13.191. Completed 31 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:12.462. Completed 29 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P7. 1:12.991. Completed 29 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P19. 1:14.217. Completed 9 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P20. 1:14.238. Completed 32 laps.


Overall Results of FP2:

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:12.462

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.065

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.107

4

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.220

5

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.444

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.498

7

Sergio Perez

Red Bul

+0.529

8

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.588

9

Pierre Gasly

​Alpine

+0.627

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.800

11

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.723

12

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.729

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+0.892

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+0.995

15

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+1.058

16

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.179

17

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1.201

18

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.211

19

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.755

20

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.776

Free Practice 3 -


Times by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P10. 1:13.521. Completed 20 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P16. 1:13.772. Completed 20 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P15. 1:13.738. Completed 21 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P20. 1:14.187. Completed 24 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P9. 1:13.496. Completed 18 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P6. 1:13.453. Completed 24 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P14. 1:13.697. Completed 18 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P3. 1:12.942. Completed 20 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P4. 1:13.261. Completed 20 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P7. 1:13.475. Completed 19 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P12. 1:13.624. Completed 13 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P13. 1:13.650. Completed 16 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P5. 1:13.396. Completed 21 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P19. 1:13.998. Completed 18 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P8. 1:13.486. Completed 17 laps.

  • George Russell: P11. 1:13.590. Completed 18 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:12.776. Completed 19 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P2. 1:12.849. Completed 24 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P18. 1:13.930. Completed 23 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P18. 1:13.851. Completed 19 laps.

Overall Results of FP3:

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

​Red Bull

1:12.776

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.073

3

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.166

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.485

5

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.620

6

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+0.677

7

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.699

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.710

9

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.720

10

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.745

11

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.814

12

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+0.848

13

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+0.874

14

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.921

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+0.962

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+0.996

17

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.075

18

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.154

19

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.222

20

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1.411


 

Qualifying Updates


Eliminated in Q1 -


Sergio Perez

Zhou Guanyu

Nico Hulkenberg

Kevin Magnussen

Logan Sargeant


Eliminated in Q2 -


Valtteri Bottas

Lance Stroll

Alex Albon

Nyck De Vries

Oscar Piastri


Through to Q3 -


Lando Norris

Yuki Tsunoda

George RUssell

Pierre Gasly

Lewis Hamilton

Carlos Sainz

Esteban Ocon

Charles Leclerc

Fernando Alonso

Max Verstappen


OVERALL RESULTS OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

​Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:11.365

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:11.449

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:11.471

4

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:11.553

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:11.630

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:11.725

7

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:11.933

8

George Russell

Mercedes

1:11.964

9

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:12.082

10

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:12.254

11

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:12.395

12

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

1:12.428

13

Alex Albon

​Williams

1:12.527

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:12.623

15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:12.625

16

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:13.113

17

Kevin Magnusen

Haas

1:13.270

18

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:13.279

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:13.523

20

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:13.850

Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P15. Q1 = 1:13.038. Q2 = 1:12.625. Completed 22 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. Q1 = 1:13.523. Completed 13 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P9. Q1 = 1:12.642. Q2 = 1:12.249. Q3 = 1:12.082. Completed 29 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries: P12. Q1 = 1:13.054. Q2 = 1:12.428. Completed 20 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P4. Q1 = 1:12.967. Q2 = 1:12.248. Q3 = 1:11.553. Cpmpleted 26 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P7. Q1 = 1:13.033. Q2 = 1:12.169. Q3 = 1:11.933. Completed 25 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P2. Q1 = 1:12.886. Q2 = 1:12.107. Q3 = 1:11.449. Completed 25 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P14. Q1 = 1:12.722. Q2 = 1:12.623. Completed 19 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P5. 1:12.717. Q2 = 1:12.210. Q3 = 1:11.630. Completed 28 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. Q1 = 1:12.912. Q2 = 1:12.103. Q3 = 1:11.471. Completed 26 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P17. Q1 = 1:13.270. Completed 9 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P18. Q1 = 1:13.279. Completed 8 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P10. Q1 = 1:12.877. Q2 = 1:12.377. Q3 = 1:12.254. Completed 23 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P11. Q1 = 1:13.006 Q2 = 1:12.395. Completed 22 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P6. Q1 = 1:12.872. Q2 = 1:12.156. Q3 = 1:11.725. Completed 30 laps.

  • George Russell: P8. Q1 = 1:12.769. Q2 = 1:12.151. Q3 = 1:11.964. Completed 29 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. Q1 = 1:12.386. Q2 = 1:11.908. Q3 = 1:11.365. Completed 30 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P20. Q1 = 1:13.850. Completed 4 laps.

Perez crashed into the barriers early in Q1, ending his qualifying session before it really began.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P13. Q1 = 1:12.706. Q2 = 1:12.527. Completed 19 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P16. Q1 = 1:13.113. Completed 13 laps.

 

Pre-race Penalties

  • Charles Leclerc has to take a 3 place grid penalty for impeding Lando Norris during qualifying.

 

The Race


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

3

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

7

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

8

George Russell

​Mercedes

9

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

10

Lando Norris

McLaren

11

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

12

Nyck De Vries

Alphatauri

13

​Alex Albon

Williams

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

16

Logan Sargeant

Williams

17

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

18

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

20

Sergio Perez

Red Bull


Race Updates -


Lap 1 - Hulkenberg makes contact with Sargeant, Stroll gets caught up and gets a puncture. Hulk, Zhou, Perez pit.

Lap 5 - Hulkenberg gets a 5 second pit stop penalty.

Lap 11 - Sainz attempts to overtake Ocon and pushes too hard, clipping his front wing and it’s hanging off. The end plate has fallen off in sector 1.

Lap 12 - It appeared as if the pit crew were getting ready to change the front wing, but Sainz did not pit.

Lap 13 - Alonso reports a possible puncture - perhaps having driven over some of the debris from Sainz’s issue?

Lap 17 - Black and white flag is shown to Sainz.

Lap 18 - Magnussen makes the move on the inside of Sargeant and moves into P15. Stroll and Perez follow suit, leaving Sargeant in P18. It appears Sargeant's medium tyres are losing grip, whilst the others on hard tyres seem to be managing well.

Lap 19 - Albon pits for hards. Haas believe that Sargeant was being used to hold others up for Albon’s pit stop.

Lap 20 - Hulkenberg, Sargeant, and Zhou fight for P17. Hulkenberg takes the position, with Sargeant P18 and Zhou P19.

Lap 22 - Sargeant pits. Hamilton and Leclerc battle for P5 with Gasly not far behind them. Hamilton manages to retain his position.

Lap 24 - Stroll is challenging Magnussen for P14 but Magnussen is able to just hold on to his position.

Lap 26 - Sargeant has pitted again for the soft tyre.

Lap 28 - The third time the Ferrari pit crew have been ready to box for Sainz, and the third time Sainz is told (pretty last minute) to stay on track.

Lap 32 - Hamilton is called to the pits for hard tyres. Leclerc is now P5, Hamilton comes out behind Russell in P8.

Lap 33 - The 5 bottom cars (Sargeant, Albon, Zhou, Hulkenberg, and Stroll) are lapped. Ocon pits for hards and has a slow stop so comes out P7. Stroll makes way for Verstappen to get past, but Perez cuts the chicane and gains an advantage on Stroll. This has been noted by the FIA and is under investigation.

Lap 34 - Sainz pits for hards and comes out P7. Perez goes into the back of Magnussen and loses part of his front wing. He puts for a set of mediums and a new front wing. The FIA have said that because Stroll has gained the position back due to Stroll boxing that they won't investigate him further.

Lap 38 - Stroll and Magnussen make minor contact, but Stroll reports damage. It is predicted that rain will come around lap 58. The top 5 have still got to put (Verstappen, Alonso, Leclerc, Gasly, Russell). Sainz is unhappy with the strategy Ferrari have used this far for his race.

Lap 45 - Leclerc pits for mediums and rejoins P8.

Lap 48 - Gasly pits for mediums and rejoins P8. The top 3 (Verstappen, Alonso, Russell) still have to pit.

Lap 52 - Norris pits for hards. His teammate, Piastri, is still to pit. The rain has arrived at the track and Verstappen is told to just let the team know when he wants to box.

Lap 53 - Russell told to box but has not gone into the pits yet. Bottas and Stroll pit. Bottas and Stroll change to intermediate tyres.

Lap 54 - Albon and Zhou pit for inters.

Lap 55 - Sargeant and Alonso pit. Sargeant changes to the inters and Alonso onto the mediums. Russel, Gasly, and Ocon pit for inters. Verstappen touches the barriers in sector 1. Sainz goes off the track and loses a place to his teammate. Alonso, Piastri and Norris pit again for inters.

Lap 56 - Ferrari stack the pits for inters and lose their P2 and P3 positions. Magnussen is the only driver left on slick tyres.

Lap 57 - Stroll DNFs after taking out his front wing when he made contact at the hairpin.

Lap 58 - Magnussen told to pit for full wets, he makes contact with the barriers and stops on track. He is able to get going again however and goes into the pits. He does need a new front wing which the pit crew weren't ready for so he loses more time in the pits.

Lap 59 - Sargeant makes contact with the barriers at the hairpin and Perez pits again for wets.

Lap 59 - George Russell is given a 5 second penalty for an unsafe re-join where Perez makes contact with him.

Lap 60 - Magnussen goes off the track again and is attempting to reverse back on to the track again.

Lap 64 - Hulkenberg given a 10 second time penalty for not serving his first penalty correctly.

Lap 68 - Norris makes the overtake on Tsunoda moving him to P9. Black and white flags for Gasly (track limits).

Lap 69 - Piastri follows his teammate and also overtakes Tsunoda. This means both McLarens are now in the points. Tsunoda goes off the track and is able to re-join but back in P13.

Lap 72 - Perez told to box (he’s currently on the full wets) and pits for inters.

Lap 76 - Magnussen pits and the cat is retired.

Lap 78 - Actor Tom Holland waves the chequered flag as Max Verstappen takes his 39th win for Red Bull.


Race Results -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap (seconds)

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+27.921

3

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+36.990

4

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+39.062

5

George Russell

Mercedes

+56.284

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+61.890

7

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+62.362

8

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+63.391

9

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1 Lap

10

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1 Lap

11

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1 Lap

12

Nyck De Vries

AlphaTauri

+1 Lap

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1 Lap

14

Alex Albon

Williams

+1 Lap

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+2 Laps

16

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+2 Laps

17

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+2 Laps

18

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+2 Laps

DNFs -

Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)


Fastest Lap - Lewis Hamilton: 1:15.650


Driver of the Day - Esteban Ocon. In his words "Estie Bestie on the podium baby" and, in my opinion, very well deserved.

 

Any Other News

  • It has been announced that in 2026, Honda will be returning in a formal capacity to Formula 1 as Aston Martin's engine partner.

 

Championship Standings


World Constructor Championship

Position

Team

Points

Gap

1

Red Bull

249

2

Aston Martin

120

-129

3

Mercedes

119

-1

4

Ferrari

90

-29

5

Alpine

35

-55

6

McLaren

17

-18

7

Haas

8

-9

8

Alfa Romeo

6

-2

9

AlphaTauri

2

-4

10

Williams

1

-1

World Driver Championship

Position

Driver

Points

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

144

2

Sergio Perez

105

-39

3

Fernando Alonso

93

-12

4

Lewis Hamilton

69

-24

5

George Russell

50

-19

6

Carlos Sainz

48

-2

7

Charles Leclerc

42

-6

8

Lance Stroll

27

-15

9

Esteban Ocon

21

-6

10

Pierre Gasly

14

-7

11

Lando Norris

12

-2

12

​Nico Hulkenberg

6

-6

13

Oscar Piastri

5

-1

14

Valteri Bottas

4

-1

15

Zhou Guanyu

2

-2

16

Yuki Tsunoda

2

-0

17

Kevin Magnussen

2

-0

18

Alex Albon

1

-1

19

Nyck De vries

0

-1

20

Logan Sargeant

0

-0


 

A Track For THE Track: Monaco 2023 Playlist


Immerse yourself in the glamour and adrenaline of the Monaco Grand Prix with our specially curated playlist. As the engines roar through the narrow streets of Monte Carlo, let this collection of songs transport you to the heart of the action. From high-speed straights to challenging corners, these carefully selected tracks evoke the essence of the prestigious race. Feel the pulse of the iconic circuit with rock anthems, pumping beats, and timeless classics that mirror the intensity and excitement of the Monaco GP. Get ready to be swept away by the electrifying atmosphere and join the racing elite on this thrilling musical journey through the streets of Monte Carlo. Let the music ignite your passion as you soak in the grandeur of the Monaco Grand Prix. You can listen to the playlist here on YouTube, or scroll to the bottom and the playlist is embedded in the post!


  1. "Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones: With its catchy guitar riffs and infectious energy, this song embodies the electrifying atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix, igniting the excitement as the race begins.

  2. "Racing in the Street" - Bruce Springsteen: This heartfelt ballad captures the bittersweet emotions of the drivers, highlighting the sacrifices and dedication required to pursue their passion for racing, making it a poignant addition to the playlist.

  3. "Danger Zone" - Kenny Loggins: An iconic song associated with speed and adrenaline-filled action, due to its association with the film Top Gun.

  4. "Life in the Fast Lane" - The Eagles: An energetic classic rock track that can capture the thrill of F1 racing.

  5. "Ride Like The Wind" - Christopher Cross: A song about driving fast and with a sense of urgency, perfect for capturing the thrill of the race.

  6. "Blue Moon" - Frank Sinatra: Classic crooner music that fits the elegant, glamorous, and vintage vibe of Monaco's nightlife.

  7. "La Mer" - Charles Trenet: A classic French song that captures the beauty and charm of the Mediterranean Sea.

  8. "Monte Carlo Nights" - Grover Washington Jr: Maybe cliche, but it is a track that transports listeners to the enchanting world of Monte Carlo, inviting them to indulge in its opulent ambiance and experience the allure of a truly unforgettable night.

  9. "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" - Peter Sarstedt: A song about a mysterious woman who becomes part of high society. The juxtaposition of the song's introspective nature and the high-energy excitement of the race creates an interesting contrast, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the Monaco GP and the human stories that unfold in its midst.

  10. "Riviera Life" - Caro Emerald: A song that encapsulates the relaxed yet sophisticated vibe of the French Riviera.

  11. "Diamonds Are Forever" - Shirley Bassey: The song evokes a sense of luxury and mystique, painting a vivid picture of a world filled with glamour and intrigue. What better song to pair with a country known for its luxury?

  12. "Supersonic" - Oasis: For the raw energy and determination that F1 racing embodies.

  13. "Viva la Vida" - Coldplay: For the triumphant, high-life feeling associated with Monaco. A classic high to end both the race, and the playlist on.

Which songs would you include?




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