Formula One
Formula One - Monaco Grand Prix Preview

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DATE: Sunday, May 25
SITE: Circuit de Monaco -- Monte Carlo, Monaco
TRACK: 3.340 km (2.075 miles) 19-turn temporary street course
CAPACITY: 100,000+
ANNUAL: 72nd (61st as a Formula One sanctioned event)
TELEVISION: NBC
START TIME: 8 a.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, May 24/8 a.m. ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nico Rosberg
RUNNER-UP: Sebastian Vettel
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
LAPS: 78
MILES: 161.887 (260.520 km)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Sebastian Vettel, 2011 (1 min., 13.556 secs.)
RACE RECORD: Fernando Alonso, 2007 (1 hr., 40 mins., 29.329 secs.)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Nico Rosberg16Jenson Button9
2Sebastian Vettel37Fernando Alonso6
3Mark Webber48Jean-Eric Vergne10
4Lewis Hamilton29Paul di Resta17
5Adrian Sutil810Kimi Raikkonen5
2013 Monaco Grand Prix Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 113.378 kph
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 17 mins., 52.056 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.888 secs.
CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 16
CARS ON FINAL LAP: 15
FASTEST LAP: Sebastian Vettel, 1:16.577, Lap 77
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (1:13.876)
Past Monaco Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Nico Rosberg (1) -- Mercedes -- 113.378 kph/2:17:52.056
2012 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull Renault -- 147.312 kph/1:46:06.557
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 120.574 kph/2:09:38.373
2010 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 141.814 kph/1:50:13.555
2009 -- Jenson Button (1) -- Brawn-Mercedes -- 154.857 kph/1:40:44.282
2008 -- Lewis Hamilton (3) -- McLaren -- 126.171 kph/2:00:42.742
2007 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- McLaren -- 155.551 kph/1:40:29.329
2006 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Renault -- 150.707 kph/1:43:43.116
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen (1) -- McLaren -- 148.582 kph/1:45:15.556
2004 -- Jarno Trulli (1) -- Renault -- 145.880 kph/1:45:46.601
2003 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (3) -- Williams-BMW -- 152.772 kph/1:42:19.010
2002 -- David Coulthard (2) -- McLaren -- 1:45:39.055
2001 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:47:22.561
2000 -- David Coulthard (3) -- McLaren -- 1:49:28.213
1999 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:49:31.812
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren -- 1:51:23.595
1997 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 2:00:05.654
1996 -- Olivier Panis (14) -- Ligier -- 2:00:45.629
1995 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Benetton -- 1:53:11.258
1994 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Benetton -- 1:49:55.372
1993 -- Ayrton Senna (3) -- McLaren -- 1:52:10.947
1992 -- Ayrton Senna (3) -- McLaren -- 1:50:59.372
1991 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:53:02.334
1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:52:46.982
1989 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:53:33.251
1988 -- Alain Prost (2) -- McLaren -- 1:57:17.077
1987 -- Ayrton Senna (2) -- Lotus -- 1:57:54.085
1986 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren -- 1:55:41.060
1985 -- Alain Prost (5) -- McLaren -- 1:51:58.034
1984 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren -- 1:01:07.740
1983 -- Keke Rosberg (5) -- Williams -- 1:56:38.121
1982 -- Riccardo Patrese (2) -- Brabham -- 1:54:11.259
1981 -- Gilles Villeneuve (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:54:23.38
1980 -- Carlos Reutemann (2) -- Williams -- 1:55:34.365
1979 -- Jody Scheckter (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:55:22.48
1978 -- Patrick Depailler (5) -- Tyrrell -- 1:55:14.66
1977 -- Jody Scheckter (2) -- Wolf -- 1:57:52.77
1976 -- Niki Lauda (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:59:51.47
1975 -- Niki Lauda (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:01:21.31
1974 -- Ronnie Peterson (3) -- Lotus -- 1:58:03.7
1973 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell -- 1:57:44.3
1972 -- Jean-Pierre Beltoise (4) -- BRM -- 2:26:54.7
1971 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell -- 1:52:21.3
1970 -- Jochen Rindt (8) -- Lotus -- 1:54:36.6
1969 -- Graham Hill (4) -- Lotus -- 1:56:59.4
1968 -- Graham Hill (1) -- Lotus -- 2:00:32.3
1967 -- Denny Hulme (4) -- Brabham -- 2:34:34.3
1966 -- Jackie Stewart (3) -- BRM -- 2:33:10.5
1965 -- Graham Hill (1) -- BRM -- 2:37:39.6
1964 -- Graham Hill (3) -- BRM -- 2:41:19.5
1963 -- Graham Hill (2) -- BRM -- 2:41:49.7
1962 -- Bruce McLaren (3) -- Cooper -- 2:46:29.7
1961 -- Stirling Moss (1) -- Lotus -- 2:45:50.1
1960 -- Stirling Moss (1) -- Lotus -- 2:53:45.5
1959 -- Jack Brabham (3) -- Cooper -- 2:55:51.3
1958 -- Maurice Trintignant (5) -- Cooper -- 2:52:27.9
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Maserati -- 3:10:12.8
1956 -- Stirling Moss (2) -- Maserati -- 3:00:32.9
1955 -- Maurice Trintignant (9) -- Ferrari -- 2:58:09.8
1954 -- Not Held
1953 -- Not Held
1952 -- Not Held
1951 -- Not Held
1950 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Alfa Romeo -- 3:13:16.7
 
NOTE: Changed from 100 to 80 laps in 1968. Races 1973-74, 76, 85-88, 90-95,
98-present were 78 laps. 1975, 1978, 1996 races were 75 laps. 1977,
1979-83 races were 76 laps. 1989 race was 77 laps. 1984 race was
shortened to 31 laps. The 1997 race was only 62 laps. Due to inclement
weather, the 2008 race, scheduled for 78 laps, was stopped at two hours
(76 laps).
 
Past Monaco Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Nico Rosberg -- 1
2012 -- Mark Webber -- 1
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2010 -- Mark Webber -- 1
2009 -- Jenson Button -- 1
2008 -- Felipe Massa -- 3
2007 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2006 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 1
2004 -- Jarno Trulli -- 1
2003 -- Ralf Schumacher -- 4
2002 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 17
2001 -- David Coulthard -- 5
2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 12
1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 3
1998 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
1997 -- Heinz-Harald Frentzen -- 11
1996 -- Michael Schumacher -- 17
1995 -- Damon Hill -- 2
1994 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
1993 -- Alain Prost -- 4
1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 2
1991 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 11
1987 -- Nigel Mansell -- 21
1986 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1985 -- Ayrton Senna -- 16
1984 -- Alain Prost -- 1
1983 -- Alain Prost -- 3
1982 -- Rene Arnoux -- 19
1981 -- Nelson Piquet -- 8
1980 -- Didier Pironi -- 11
1979 -- Jody Scheckter -- 1
1978 -- Carlos Reutemann -- 8
1977 -- John Watson -- 14
1976 -- Niki Lauda -- 1
1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 1
1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 12
1973 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1972 -- Emerson Fittipaldi -- 3
1971 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
1970 -- Jackie Stewart -- 11
1969 -- Jackie Stewart -- 9
1968 -- Graham Hill -- 1
1967 -- Jack Brabham -- 16
1966 -- Jim Clark -- 8
1965 -- Graham Hill -- 1
1964 -- Jim Clark -- 4
1963 -- Jim Clark -- 8
1962 -- Jim Clark -- 10
1961 -- Stirling Moss -- 1
1960 -- Stirling Moss -- 1
1959 -- Stirling Moss -- 7
1958 -- Tony Brooks -- 15
1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 4
1955 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 15
1954 -- Not Held
1953 -- Not Held
1952 -- Not Held
1951 -- Not Held
1950 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
Last Race Results
RACE: Spanish Grand Prix (May 11)
SITE: Circuit de Catalunya -- Barcelona, Spain
LAPS: 66
MILES: 190.825 (307.104 km)
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
RUNNER-UP: Nico Rosberg
THIRD: Daniel Ricciardo
FOURTH: Sebastian Vettel
FIFTH: Valtteri Bottas
POLE WINNER: Lewis Hamilton (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 41 mins., 5.155 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 182.282 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.636 secs.
Monaco Grand Prix Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)Red Bull Racing-Renault
3Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)Red Bull Racing-Renault
4Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
6 *Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)Mercedes
7Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)Ferrari
8Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)Lotus-Renault
9Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)Caterham-Renault
10Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)Caterham-Renault
11Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)Force India-Mercedes
13Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)Lotus-Renault
14Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)Ferrari
17Jules Bianchi (Nice, France)Marussia-Ferrari
19Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Williams-Mercedes
20Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)McLaren-Mercedes
21Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)Sauber-Ferrari
22Jenson Button (Frome, England)McLaren-Mercedes
25Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)Toro Rosso-Renault
26Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)Toro Rosso-Renault
27Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)Force India-Mercedes
44Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)Mercedes
77Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)Williams-Mercedes
99Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)Sauber-Ferrari
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Nico Rosberg---Ret12Ret67112Won
Sebastian Vettel---------5Ret2Won42
Lewis Hamilton------2Won125654
Jenson Button---111111WonRet3166
Fernando Alonso4WonWon1076237
Kimi RaikkonenWonRet893------910
Daniel Ricciardo---------------------RetRet
 
Mover of the Week
Sebastian Vettel - started 15 and finished 4
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Lewis Hamilton
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nico Rosberg) - finished 2
 
NOTES:
The Monaco Grand Prix is round 6 of the 2014 Formula One season. It is also considered as the most prestigious event on the F1 calendar.

The Monaco GP is held annually on the streets in world-famous Monte Carlo. The 2.075-mile, 19-turn circuit winds its way through the narrow streets, starting with the first corner from Ste-Devote, then moves uphill to the steep hill of Beau Rivage and plunges back down to the Mirabeau Hotel before heading into the tunnel and chicane, located along the illustrious harbor side. It wraps up at the tricky Loews hairpin.

Monte Carlo is one of the most difficult circuits, where overtaking has virtually been impossible. Therefore, track position for the Monaco GP is critical. Qualifying there is most important, with the pole sitter taking nine of the last 10 races, including the previous five (2009-13).

The last 17 Monaco GPs have been won from a starting position no worse than third.

The furthest back a driver has started and won this race is 14th, accomplished by Olivier Panis in 1996. Just four of the 21 drivers who started the race that year were running when the checkered flag waved. The event featured wet weather, numerous crashes and mechanical failures.

Ayrton Senna won the most Monaco GPs with six, including five consecutive victories from 1989-93. Senna's first win in this race came in 1987.

Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill won the Monaco GP five times each.

Six active drivers -- Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg -- have won the Monaco GP in the past. Alonso is the only one of the six who has multiple victories in this race (2006 and '07).

Nine drivers scored their maiden F1 wins in the Monaco GP: Juan Manuel Fangio (1950), Maurice Trintignant (1955), Jack Brabham (1959), Denny Hulme (1967), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1972), Patrick Depailler (1978), Riccardo Patrese (1982), Panis (1996) and Jarno Trulli (2004).

McLaren has the most constructor victories in the Monaco GP with 15, followed by Ferrari with eighth and Lotus with seven. Lotus scored its inaugural F1 win in the 1960 Monaco GP.

Round 7 in this year's F1 world championship is the June 8 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Sebastian Vettel is the defending race winner.

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As of May 20, 2014, at 08:26 PM ET