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Flag of Monaco.png Grand Prix De Monaco
(Monaco Grand Prix)
Circuit de Monaco
Circuit Monaco.svg
Race information
Laps 78
Circuit length 3.340 km (2.075 mi)
Race length 260.520 km (161.887 mi)
Number of times held 69
First held 1929, First F1-1950
Most wins (drivers) Brazil Ayrton Senna (6)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom McLaren (15)
Last race (2011):
Pole position Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:13.556
Podium 1. Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2h 9m 38.373s
2. Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
+1.138s
3. United Kingdom Jenson Button
Mclaren-Mercedes
+2.378s
Fastest lap Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:16.234

The Monaco Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be 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".

The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, the Monaco circuit 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-kilometre (190-mile) minimum race distance for F1 races.

The Monaco Grand Prix was part of the pre-Second World War European Championship and 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.

In 2018, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso criticised Monaco GP as the "most boring race" due to limited opportunities of overtaking during the Grand Prix.

Winners

Multiple winners (drivers)

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Ayrton Senna with toy car cropped no wm
Ayrton Senna won the race a record six times
Number of wins Driver Years won
6 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
5 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
4 France Alain Prost 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988
3 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1956, 1960, 1961
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1966, 1971, 1973
Germany Nico Rosberg 2013, 2014, 2015
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950, 1957
France Maurice Trintignant 1955, 1958
Austria Niki Lauda 1975, 1976
South Africa Jody Scheckter 1977, 1979
United Kingdom David Coulthard 2000, 2002
Spain Fernando Alonso 2006, 2007
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2016
Australia Mark Webber 2010, 2012
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011, 2017

Multiple winners (constructors)

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Number of wins Constructor Years won
15 United Kingdom McLaren 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998,
2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008
10 Italy Ferrari 1952, 1955, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2017
7 Germany Mercedes 1935, 1936, 1937, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
United Kingdom Lotus 1960, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1987
5 United Kingdom BRM 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972
4 France Bugatti 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933
Austria Red Bull 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018
3 Italy Alfa Romeo 1932, 1934, 1950
Italy Maserati 1948, 1956, 1957
United Kingdom Cooper 1958, 1959, 1962
United Kingdom Tyrrell 1971, 1973, 1978
United Kingdom Williams 1980, 1983, 2003
2 United Kingdom Brabham 1967, 1982
United Kingdom Benetton 1994, 1995
France Renault 2004, 2006

By year

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Nico Rosberg obtuvo el segundo lugar
Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix three times in a row from 2013 to 2015, racing for Mercedes.
Year Driver Constructor Report
2018 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-TAG Heuer Report
2017 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2015 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2014 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2013 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2012 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Report
2011 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2010 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Report
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes Report
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2007 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes Report
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault Report
2005 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes Report
2004 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault Report
2003 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW Report
2002 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2000 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
1999 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
1997 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
1996 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda Report
1995 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault Report
1994 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford Report
1993 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford Report
1992 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1989 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1988 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report
1987 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda Report
1986 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1985 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1984 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1983 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Report
1982 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford Report
1981 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1980 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
1979 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari Report
1978 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford Report
1977 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Report
1976 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1975 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1974 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1973 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM Report
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1970 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
1969 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford Report
1968 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford Report
1967 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco Report
1966 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM Report
1965 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1963 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1962 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Report
1961 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Report
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Report
1959 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Report
1958 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax Report
1957 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
1956 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati Report
1955 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari Report
1954

1953
Not held
1952 Italy Vittorio Marzotto Ferrari Report
1951 Not held
1950 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Report
1949 Not held
1948 Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati Report
1947

1938
Not held
1937 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes Report
1936 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes Report
1935 Italy Luigi Fagioli Mercedes Report
1934 France Guy Moll Alfa Romeo Report
1933 Italy Achille Varzi Bugatti Report
1932 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
1931 Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Report
1930 France René Dreyfus Bugatti Report
1929 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti Report

Previous circuit configurations

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