(Sports news, F1 racing news) The F1 machines come to the familiar rendezvous at the end of May every year. The destination of the European double-header this time is Monaco.
Referring to F1, Monaco will be the first place people think of. The Grand Prix de Monaco is one of three prestigious races in the “Triple Crown of Motorsport”. This is a title for the driver to step onto the podium at all 3 races of their career. To this day, Graham Hill is the only driver to have this prestigious title.
Gramham Hill is also known as “Mr. Monaco”. In the 60s of the last century, he had 5 victories at Monaco, including 3 consecutive years from 1963 to 1965, 1968 and the last victory in his career in 1969.
Port Hercules, Monaco
His reign was followed by the era of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Overcoming Hill’s number, Senna has 6 Monaco GP victories, with 5 of them being 5 years in a row from 1989 to 1993. Prost also has 4 wins, still bigger than the hands. current race.
Monaco came to the modern F1 era in 1950, and since 1955, F1 has only missed an appointment with Monaco once in 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic was affecting the whole world. The 2020 Historic Grand Prix of Monaco has also been postponed until April 2021.
Circuit de Monaco diagram
Circuit de Monaco is the circuit used for the Monaco GP, Monaco ePrix and also the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco. This is the street race at Monte Carlo and La Condamine. Currently, this is the shortest street race on the F1 calendar, only 3,337 km in 1 lap.
The riders will have to complete 78 laps with a total distance of 260,286 km. Only 1 DRS area has been established by the FIA for this track at the start/finish straight. Lap record is currently held by Lewis Hamilton with a time of 1 minute 12,909 seconds set in 2021.
Pirelli . Tire Selection
After the three hardest tires were introduced in Spain last week, Pirelli chose the three softest tires for the Monaco GP. With the 18-inch model rolling for the first time in Monaco, the teams will have plenty of new data to work with. The weather in the Mediterranean region is also unpredictable at the time of the race, but showers are expected during the official race.
Despite being the most successful Monaco driver, Charles Leclerc is also the unluckiest driver on the field. Consecutive DNFs are the results that Ferrari drivers receive each time they race back to Monaco. And recently, while driving the legendary Niki Lauda’s car, he had a problem with the brake system and crashed in Rascasse. Can luck change direction in the upcoming race?
The rains always bring spice to the races. And according to the forecast, Monaco this weekend will not be dry. The most memorable race in the rain was in 1996, when only 3 riders were able to see the finish line. Let’s watch Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2022 kick off with the first qualifying session taking place at 7:00 p.m. on May 27.
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