Despite the competition this year, the Monaco GP is and always will be a jewel in the motorsport calendar. The race was on the calendar for the inaugural season of F1 in 1950, and it’s been a regular fixture since ’55. This history, together with the glitz and glamor, and the knowledge every driver wants a Monaco GP win under their belt, makes it well worth the watch.
The race is held on the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit stretching 2.071 miles. The layout has remained largely unchanged over the years, the biggest updates taking place in 2004 when a new pit complex was built. Tight confines make overtaking hard. It also makes the Monaco GP the slowest race on the calendar. The slow speeds mean tire degradation is at a minimum, allowing for a one-step strategy and as a result tire supplier Pirelli has now brought its three softest compounds to Monaco.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo as the first practice session for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix is about to begin, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.