The Monaco Grand Prix 2018 is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born.
What do we know about the Circuit de Monaco?
Event : Monaco Grand Prix 2018
Circuit length: 3.337km
Race distance: 260.286km
Race lap record: 1.14.820 (Sergio Perez, 2017)
2017 pole position: Kimi Raikkonen (1.12.178)
2017 winner: Sebastian Vettel
2017 fastest lap: 1.14.820 (Sergio Perez, 2017)
The 76th edition of the Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Automobile de Monaco will take place from Thursday 24 to Sunday 2018. Taking bookings for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix including: hospitality race viewing, hotels in Monaco & Nice and exclusive F1 events.
The Monaco Grand Prix 2018 (formally known as the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2018) is a Formula One motor race that is due to be held on 27 May 2018 at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It is the sixth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, the seventy-sixth time that the Monaco Grand Prix has been held, and the sixty-fifth time it has been a round of the Formula One World Championship since the inception of the series in 1950.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is the defending race winner. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton enters the round with a seventeen-point lead over Vettel in the World Drivers’ Championship. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes leads Ferrari by twenty-seven points.
What is it? The sixth round of the 2018 Formula One season returns to Monaco, the second race of the European leg of the season and inarguably the most glamorous.
How can I watch Monaco Grand Prix 2018?
As ever, all the coverage is screened live on Sky Sports F1. Channel 4 also have live coverage for the race weekend. Race coverage on Sunday begins at 11.30am on Sky with On The Grid coverage from 12.30. Channel 4’s coverage starts at 1pm BST. The usual suspects will be there for both Sky (Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, David Croft) and Channel 4 (Mark Webber, David Coulthard and Susie Wolff).
What happened last time in Monaco Grand Prix 2018?
Monaco 2017 was one of the races that Mercedes struggled and Ferrari dominated. The Scuderia took a front-row lock-out with Kimi Raikkonen taking pole. The order was reversed in the race, with Sebastian Vettel leading the Finn home. Valtteri Bottas was the lead Mercedes in fourth, behind Ricciardo’s Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton could only finish seventh. Jenson Button made a return for McLaren, replacing Fernando Alonso, who ran in the Indy 500.
What is our prediction?
Everyone expects the Red Bull to be the quickest car around the streets of Monaco, so this weekend could be a good chance for them to finally outqualify Mercedes and Ferrari and dictate the race. Ferrari will probably expect to be there or thereabouts but Mercedes will be worried if they repeat last year’s performance. We’re going for a Daniel Ricciardo win, closely followed by Sebastian Vettel.