Here’s a look at the 2023 Monaco GP preview, schedule, live stream details and our predictions for the race this weekend
Formula One action moves to Monaco following the postponement of the Emilia Romagna GP last week due to inclement weather. The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the oldest and prestigious racing events in the world. It is one of the races—along with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, that form the Triple Crown of Motorsport. It has a long history in F1 and this is set to be the 80th edition of this Grand Prix.
Monaco GP 2023 Preview and Track
Circuit de Monaco is a street circuit laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine around the harbour of the Principality of Monaco. It is commonly referred to as ‘Monte Carlo’ because it is largely inside the Monte Carlo neighbourhood of Monaco. The circuit spans over a length of 3.337 km and includes 78 laps with 19 turns. It first hosted the Monaco GP in 1950 and has a capacity of 37,000. The Circuit de Monaco has an FIA grade 1 license.
The feature that makes the circuit unique is that it is incredibly narrow. Nelson Piquet memorably described driving around Monaco as “like riding a bicycle around your living room.” Despite that, it’s a challenge that nearly all drivers love, forcing them to put their skills on the line and rewarding millimetric accuracy. F1 icon Ayrton Senna is the most successful driver at the Monaco GP, having won it six times. McLaren are the most successful constructor with 15 wins while Lewis Hamilton holds the record of setting the fastest lap timing – 1:12.909, driving for Mercedes in 2021.
Monaco GP 2023 Schedule
Practice 1: Friday, May 26 – 17:00 IST
Practice 2: Friday, May 26 – 20:30 IST
Practice 3: Saturday, May 27 – 16:00 IST
Qualifying: Saturday, May 27 – 19:30 IST
Race: Sunday, May 28 – 18:30 IST
Monaco GP 2023 Live Stream Details
Fans can catch the action on the ESPN network in the United States. Viewers in the UK can watch every session from the start of the first practice session to the end of the race on Sky Sports. In India, the qualifying session and main race will be broadcast live on F1 Pro TV. All practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the main race can also be streamed live on F1 Pro TV.
Monaco GP Predictions
Red Bull looks invincible and has started the season with a bang. They have bossed most of the races so far this season. Other teams have a lot of catch up to do and the reigning champions are expected to dominate the grid once again. P1 for Verstappen, P2 for Leclerc and P3 for Perez is our prediction for the weekend.
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