Monaco Grand Prix track
Any Formula 1 pilot dreams to win on the Mythical circuit of Monaco which is slowest and hardest of the World Formula 1 Championship. The one that wins in Monaco deserves it because even a small error in the streets of the principality is fatal. The qualifications are always determining, the overpass being almost impossible. However, the number of abandons being high, a good control can ensure a place in the points.
It was the second circuit of the history to receive formulas 1 in 1950 (May 21), after Silverstone, but there were races since 1929. It is one of last "circuits of men" where the talent of the pilot can still make the difference (Ayrton Senna won it 6 times.
>The circuit, which remained nearly identical since 1950, is 3,340 km long. Passed the line, the pilot arrives at Sainte Dévote curve, place of many accidents. The track goes up until the left-right of the Casino of Monte-Carlo, from there, goes down again to the right curve of the Mirabeau. It continues then to the slowest turn of the championship : Virage Fairmont (formerly Virage Loews), on the site of which is the Fairmont Hotel Monte-Carlo. The section of the Portier brings to the sea, where the track borrows a tunnel and carries out to the baffle close to the port. Then turn on the left of the Tobacco Shop, the section of the Swimming pool, then the stiff turn on the right with Rascasse, follow-up of the curve Anthony Noghes, then finally the line of the stands.
The circuit of Monaco had few transformations since
its creation :
|Lieux-dits||Kmh||Rapport boîte 6|
|lère ligne droite après le départ||264||6|
|Virage du Casino||114||3|
|Avenue des Spélugues||207||4|
|Petite portion entre ces 2 virages||141||2|
|Virage Fairmont (Loews)||45||2|
|Virage du Portier||80||2|
|Boulevard Louis II||276||7|
|Virage du Tabac||132||3|
|Petite Ligne Droite||160||3|
|Virage Louis Chiron||79||2|
|Face aux Tribunes T-W||178||3|
|Virage de la Rascasse||50||2|
|Virage Anthony Noghes||77||2|