Monaco GP Fast Facts
This will be the 71st MonacoGrand Prix, the race stretching allthe way back to 1929. It is the60th Formula One race here, withthe principality making its debuton the first Formula One calendar in 1950. It then took a break until1955 but has featured on thecalendar every year since.
► Olivier Panis won the 1996
race from 14th on the grid, thelowest position from which victoryhas been scored here sinceFormula One began. In a racecharacterised by wet weather,crashes and mechanical failures,ust four of the 21 who started therace were still racing when thechequered flag came out on lap75
Panis, David Coulthard,Johnny Herbert. Fourth-placedHeinz Harald-Frentzen was in thepits when the flag fell.
► That 1996 win was Panis’ first
and last in Formula One. Eightother drivers have recordedmaiden F1 wins here: JuanManuel Fangio (1950), MauriceTrintignant (1955), Jack Brabham(1959), Denny Hulme (1967),Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1972),Patrick Depailler (1978), RiccardoPatrese (1982), and Jarno Trulli(2004). Only Beltoise, Panis andTrulli never won again.
A high grid position is a major advantage here. Since 1950 therace has only been won 10 timesfrom a starting position worsethan third place. From third on thegrid the race has also been won10 times since 1950. However,only three of those have comesince the turn of the century
Coulthard in 2000, Juan Pablo
Montoya in ’03, and LewisHamilton in ’08.
► The driver starting second has
won 13 times since 1950, but onlytwo of those have come since2000
Michael Schumacher in2001 and Coulthard in 2002.
►The race has been won from
the front of the grid 26 times since1950. Since 2000, eight winnershave started in P1.
► McLaren have the
mostvictories at the Monaco race (15).The second most successfulteam at the track is Ferrari witheight, while Lotus have clinchedseven, including their maidenvictory in 1960.
Of the current drivers onlyFernando Alonso and MarkWebber have multiple wins here.Both have two victories (Alonso in
’06 and ’07 and Webber in ’10 and’12). If Alonso wins for Ferrari this
year he will be the first driver in F1history to win here with threedifferent teams. His first victorywas with Renault and his secondcame with McLaren.
► Of the 2013 rookies onlyWilliams’ Valtteri Bottas has never
raced here in single seaters.
Marussia’s Jules Bianchi debuted
here in Formula Renault 3.5 in2009 and raced here in GP2 in2010-
’11. Caterham’s Giedo van
der Garde raced here in F3 EuroSeries in 2005. He also racedhere in Formula Renault 3.5(2007-
’08) and in GP2 (’09
’12).Marussia’s Max Chilton made his
Monaco debut in Formula Renault3.5 in 2009 and raced in GP2 in2010-
’12. Sauber’s Esteban
Gutierrez first raced here in GP2in 2011 and again last year.
Monaco GP Race StewardsBiographies
FIA WORLD COUNCIL MEMBER; HONORARY PRESIDENT OFTHE SWEDISH AUTOMOBILE SPORT FEDERATION
Swede Lars sterlind is a highly experienced FIA steward, who hasofficiated at more than 100 grands prix and a similar number of WorldRally Championship rounds. A social sciences graduate and lifelongmotor sport enthusiast, Österlind was President of the Swedish RallyCommission from 1978-1982, then President of the Swedish Automobile Sport Federation from 1982-1996. He became honorarypresident in 1996 and has been a member of the FIA World Councilsince 1984. Outside motor sport Österlind has specialised inmanagement, working as a management consultant and pursuing hisown business interests. He is also experienced in local government atcity council level.