When beauty encounters speed, the result is unique
Since 1950 it has been one of the most iconic races in the Formula One World Championship, and on 23 May (practice and qualifying sessions from 20 to 22) we can finally once more experience the adrenalin rush of speed and sport that has always fascinated fans and the curious.
After the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco – created in 1997 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Dynasty – this year run from 23 to 25 April with all the charm of classic cars of the past – and the E-Prix –the race for electric single-seaters, which took the complete circuit for the first time this year on 8 May and was won by Antonio Félix Da Costa – all focus will be on the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the highlights and definitely most scenic events in the Formula One calendar, now in its 78th year, with the return of fans to its famous grandstands.
Among the many great champions whose names are linked with the Monte Carlo circuit is Ayrton Senna, whose record of 6 victories has yet to be beaten, followed by Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill with 5 each.
In an era when city circuits can be counted on the fingers of one hand, this one has kept the public with bated breath from 1929 to today and given the race a unique flavor of yesteryear, winding through the centre of Monte Carlo, with breathtaking tight corners flush with buildings and gruelling narrow streets, and in doing so, writing entire pages, both memorable and dramatic, in the history of Formula 1.
Winner of the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes, set the fastest ever qualifying lap.
Not to be missed excitement on four wheels.
PROGRAMME AND LIVE BROADCASTS
Thursday 20 May: first two free practice sessions (11.00 am and 3.00 pm)
Saturday 22 May: third free practice session (12.00 noon) and qualifiers (3.00 pm)
Sunday 23 May: 3.10 pm the race
Exclusive live broadcast of the entire event on Sky Sport F1 HD and Sky Sport Uno.
Live stream on Sky Go and Now TV apps.
Live broadcast of qualifiers and the race on free-to-air channel TV8