monaco f1 circuit
take a lap with our experts
monte carlo, Monaco Circuit Guide
The jewel in the crown for the F1 calendar, loved by the drivers and the fans and a spectacle that we can only dream of being a part of. A stunning location, usually reserved for the rich and famous, opened up to the world for the love of Motorsport.
monaco f1 track
With a winners list that is a who's who of the greatest racing drivers in history with Graham Hill, Schumacher, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart and Stirling Moss all winning multiple races here with the iconic Ayrton Senna claiming a record 6 victories.
This historic circuit has been a part of F1 since 1955 and is created with the entirely public roads of the city, even opening up to the public between practice, qualifying and race. The extremely tight circuit takes nerves of steel to tame, with many of the worlds best drivers falling foul of its bumpy surface and barriers.
Many of the drivers on the grid are able to call Monaco home, making it a race that the whole grid looks forward to from the moment the season kicks off. Every race event takes 6 weeks to prepare for and we are grateful for the efforts by the time the race comes around!
challenging & high speed circuit
With so many highlights, Monaco is the race track everyone dreams of perfecting and winning. Setting the fastest lap here also feels fantastic and leaves you with a spring in your step. It might be hard (or impossible) to over-take, but you won't have much more fun trying than you do here.
Down the hill from Casino you can feel the car bouncing around, throwing you off for the braking zone into Mirabeau and making the barriers seem even larger. If you manage to successfully slow the car down to make the corner, you are faed with the slowest and most famous corner in F1 history, Loewes. Even if you don't know the name, the snake of cars crawling around the tight hairpin will certainly be a sight you have seen year after year as an F1 fan.
If you can manage to avoid under-steer and get through Portier better than Senna in 1988, then you get to experience the Tunnel, and the extreme feeling of speed as you head flat out, just feet from walls and concrete ceiling! From then on, the lap requires precision to hook up a collection of chicanes and tight corners that look impossible until you see an F1 car flying through them at speed.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight