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Monaco 2011 - Race information // Everything you need to know about the race around the principality

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One of the highlights of the calendar has crept upon us, and Formula One has descended upon the principality of Monaco. Around those fabled streets, 24 cars will be fighting for position, and if the past is anything to go by, it really could be anyone's race.

Event schedule

You'll likely expect Red Bull to be up near the top, but can they keep their dominant grip on the season so far? Monaco is full of twists and turns, and that might play into McLaren's hands more so than RBR. Ferrari will also be looking to improve on the pace they started to show in Spain.

Further down the order, Lotus will be keen to get into the second session of qualifying again, particularly at a circuit where you can capitalise on the misfortunes of others. The super-soft tyres will play a big part in the weekend, and strategy will be key.

Session Timetable
DateDaySessionTime (GMT+1)Time (Local)
26 MayThursdayFree Practice 109:0010:00
Free Practice 213:0014:00
28 MaySaturdayFree Practice 310:0011:00
Qualifying13:0014:00
29 MaySundayGrand Prix13:0014:00

Support racing for this event includes GP2, Renault 3.5 and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

The weather

So far, the long range forecasts are devoid of any rain, with just a few clouds showin on Friday and Saturday. Other than that, it looks like it's going to start out pretty hot, and cool as the weekend goes along, but with the sun shining all the way.

clear

Circuit de Monaco, Thursday

25℃

  • Low 18℃
  • Humidity 52%

Sunny

clear

Circuit de Monaco, Saturday

25℃

  • Low 17℃
  • Humidity 80%

Sunny intervals

clear

Circuit de Monaco, Sunday

23℃

  • Low 19℃
  • Humidity 52%

Sunny

Circuit map

Monaco Circuit Map
Monaco Circuit MapCredit: FIA

The circuit

Circuit Data
NameCircuit de Monaco
LocationMonaco
TimezoneGMT +0200
First Race1950
Laps78
Length3.340 km
Distance260.520 km
Start / Finish Offset0.000 km

Monaco is known for it's lack of overtaking, but that doesn't mean it's going to be a boring race. It'll be intriguing to see what difference DRS can make, but with new tyres on board, there are unknowns all over the car. The race is very intense for drivers, with no room for error, and concentration has to be high at all times.

Qualifying may be more interesting this weekend, as grid position is likely to be crucial ahead of the race.

2010 Results
SessionDriverTeamTimeLinks
Free Practice 1Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:15.927Live / Results
Free Practice 2Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:14.904Live / Results
Free Practice 3Robert KubicaRenault1:14.806Live / Results
QualifyingMark WebberRed Bull1:13.826Live / Results
Grand PrixMark WebberRed Bull1:50:13.355Live / Results
Fastest LapSebastian VettelRed Bull1:15.192

Tyre compounds

Soft and super soft compounds
Soft and super soft compoundsCredit: Pirelli

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend. The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (Local)AttendeeRepresenting
Wednesday15:00Rubens BarrichelloWilliams
Jenson ButtonMcLaren
Nick HeidfeldRenault
Nico RosbergMercedes
Michael SchumacherMercedes
Jarno TrulliLotus
Friday16:00Graeme LowdonVirgin
Vijay MallyaForce India
Adrian NeweyRed Bull
Peter SauberSauber
Martin WhitmarshMcLaren
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

Race stewards

The FIA stewarding process was changed last year to include a former F1 driver to give added insight. These are the stewards overseeing this weekend's action.

F1 Stewards
NamePosition
Allan McNishEx-Formula One driver and 24 Hours Le Mans Winner
Lars ÖsterlindFIA World Council member and Honorary President of Swedish Autombile Sport Federation
José AbedFIA Vice President

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