2018 Monaco Grand Prix Preview
First Grand Prix – 1990
Number of Laps – 78
Circuit Length – 3.337 KM
Lap Record – 1:14.820 (Sergio Perez 2017)
Pole Time (2017) – 1:44:44 (Sebastian Vettel)
What can we expect?
The Monaco Grand Prix is the most anticipated race in the Formula One calendar as every driver looks to fulfil their dream of winning the Monaco Grand Prix. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and bravery is needed to put your name in history. This race in particular highlights the difference between the good and the great.
Lewis Hamilton is looking for his third win in a row after back to back victories in Spain and Azerbaijan. A win this weekend could catapult Hamilton further clear at the top of the leader board as he currently stands 17 points ahead of his rival Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel’s performances have dipped since the first two races of the season where he finished in pole position. Since the Chinese Grand Prix, he hasn’t achieved a podium finish once with his highest finish coming in 4th.
Red Bull will be hoping to get their season back on track at Monaco following two double DNFs in the past four races. However, Monaco has been kind to them in the past couple of years with Daniel Ricciardo placing 2nd and 3rd in 2016 and 2017. It is well known that it is one of his favourite tracks. Max Verstappen will look to continue his rise through the Formula One ranks after securing third in the Spanish Grand Prix.
When is the Monaco Grand Prix?
Practice one and two take place on Thursday with practice one starting at 11am and finishing at 12:30pm and practice two beginning at 3pm and finishing at 4:30pm. Saturday afternoon hosts the final practice from 12pm to 1pm and qualifying starting shortly after from 3-4pm. The action begins at 3:10pm on Sunday with all the action live from your local Walkabout!