Every year there is a sight that is as unique as it is bizarre: the fastest racing cars in the world in the narrow streets of Monaco. One thinks it’s great, the other can hardly look at it. The pictures are mostly spectacular, because every little mistake can have big consequences. The races are usually not too interesting as overtaking is almost impossible in the narrow streets around the port. It won’t be any different this year, even if it’s easier to follow one another with the new generation of cars. Despite all this, the race is one of the most popular events of the season.
In terms of distance, the Monaco Grand Prix is the shortest race of the Formula 1 season. In total, the drivers cover just over 260 kilometers, with the minimum distance for all other races being 305 kilometers. However, the risk of being neutralized by a safety car is significant due to the lack of run-off areas. The legendary race has been taking place since 1929 and has been on the calendar since the official Formula 1 World Championship was founded.
Ayrton Senna holds the record for most wins in Monaco: the legendary Brazilian has won no fewer than six times in the Principality. Graham Hill and Michael Schumacher follow with five. In 2021, Max Verstappen won the Monaco race, followed by Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz and McLaren driver Lando Norris.
Start time Monaco Grand Prix 2022
The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 29. The race through the narrow streets of Monte Carlo starts at 3 p.m. There is no time difference with Monaco.
The free practice sessions in Monaco traditionally took place on Thursdays. Due to the ever expanding calendar, the FIA has decided to move away from this format from 2022 and to set up a three-day program in Monaco as well. This means that Friday’s free practice sessions will take place according to the usual F1 schedule. The first free practice starts at 2 p.m., the second session starts at 5 p.m. On Saturday there will be another hour of training between 1pm and 2pm. Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. More than an hour later we know who will take the all-important pole position.
|First free practice||Friday May 27th||14:00 – 15:00|
|Second free practice||Friday May 27th||5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m|
|Third free practice||Saturday May 28th||13.00 – 14.00|
|Qualification – Q1||Saturday May 28th||4.00pm – 4.18pm|
|Qualification – Q2||Saturday May 28th||4:25 p.m. – 4:40 p.m|
|Qualification – Q3||Saturday May 28th||4:48 p.m. – 5:00 p.m|
|Monaco Grand Prix||Sunday May 29th||3 pm.|