Following five fascinating races to kick-off the 2018 season, Formula 1’s jewel in its crown returns this weekend in Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco is often considered a highlight on the F1 calendar each year as drivers tackle Monte Carlo’s tight, twisty and notoriously unforgiving streets at mind-boggling speeds.
The Circuit de Monaco is one of the most demanding and dangerous tracks to master, with the prestigious race featuring in every season of the F1 world championship since its inception in 1950.
Only three drivers on the current F1 grid have claimed victory around Monaco’s famous streets on more than one occasion, with reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2016), Sebastian Vettel (2011, 2017) and Fernando Alonso (2006, 2007) each coming out on top twice over the past decade.
Hamilton heads into the weekend with a 17-point buffer over Vettel in the championship following his win last time out in Spain, with the German keen to hit back around a circuit he tamed in 2017, while Red Bull will be fancying its chances of getting in the hunt for victory.
When is the Monaco Grand Prix?
The 2018 Monaco Grand Prix takes place on Sunday May 27. Cars will hit the track for the first during FP1 and FP2 on Thursday, with Monaco’s traditional day of rest splitting the track action before final practice and qualifying continues on Saturday.