Formula 1 GP Monte Carlo: Starting Time, Broadcast, Schedule, Qualifying & Circuit

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After the GP of Imola had to be cancelled last weekend due to bad weather, the Monaco Grand Prix is on the agenda this weekend.D The Monte Carlo GP is also probably the most prestigious race in Formula 1.

On the unique street circuit across the Principality, past the harbour, yachts through a tunnel and the urban canyons, the celebrity and star factor is higher than at any other Grand Prix.

The Monte Carlo GP 2023 starts on Sunday, 29 May at 15:00.

Here you can find all the information on the Monaco Grand Prix: timetable with all starting times for practice, qualifying and race, the broadcast on TV and stream as well as the favourites with betting odds.

Formula 1 GP Monte Carlo: Schedule & Broadcast

Date & Start time: When is the Monte Carlo GP?

On the last weekend in May, the Formula 1 classic takes place in the Principality of Monaco.

The Formula 1 GP of Monte Carlo will take place on 28 May 2023 from 15:00. The Grand Prix will be held on the Circuit de Monaco – a temporary street circuit that runs through the Monte Carlo and La Condamine districts of Monaco.

The race weekend begins on Friday with two practice sessions. The first free practice is at 13:30, the second free practice starts at 17:00.

On Saturday, the third free practice session is first on the Monte Carlo GP 2023 schedule at noon from 12:30, followed by qualifying in the afternoon from 16:00.

The Monaco Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, 28 May 2023. The start time is 15:00.

Monte Carlo GP: start time & dates

Formula 1 Monte Carlo GP broadcast on TV and stream

In Germany, this year’s Formula 1 season will be broadcast live in its entirety on Sky.

The pay-TV channel owns the exclusive broadcasting rights and therefore does not miss any session. In addition to the Monaco Grand Prix, the three practice sessions and qualifying will also be broadcast live on Sky.

Sky will be broadcasting the Monte Carlo GP live on Sky Sport F1 on Sunday. The broadcast will begin at 13:30.

In the 90 minutes until the start, there will be background information, interviews and analyses. Peter Hardenacke will be the presenter, Sandra Baumgartner will conduct the interviews in the pit lane.

The commentator at the Monaco Grand Prix is Sascha Roos, and the two former F1 drivers Ralf Schumacher and Timo Glock will be there as experts.

Who will show the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in Austria?

In Austria, there are several options to watch the broadcast of the 2023 Formula 1 races.

The public broadcaster ORF and the private broadcaster Servus TV share the broadcasting rights this season. The broadcast of the Monaco GP 2023 will be shown live on free TV on ServusTV.

In addition, there is also Sky as an alternative in Austria, where, as in Germany, the complete Formula 1 coverage can be seen. Also behind the paywall.

The track of the Monte Carlo GP

The Monte Carlo Formula 1 GP is run on the Circuit de Monaco.

This is a circuit “created” specifically for the Grand Prix and runs through the Monte Carlo and La Condamine districts of Monaco.

To prepare the track for the GP, all roads and access routes in the Principality are closed days in advance. Pit lane, crash barriers, mobile curbs, fences and extensive grandstand facilities, designed as flying structures, complete the 3.337 kilometre race track.

What makes the Monte Carlo Formula 1 GP so special?

As an imposing street circuit through the urban canyons of Monaco, the Monte Carlo Formula 1 GP circuit offers virtually no run-off areas and is therefore one of the most dangerous circuits in Formula 1, despite the rather low average speed compared to other circuits.

Former world champion Nelson Piquet once compared driving on the Monaco circuit to “flying a helicopter in your living room”.

As the circuit is very narrow and winding, there are few opportunities to overtake – which means that qualifying is very important at the Monaco GP.

There are many key places at the Monaco GP. One is the “Boulevard Louis II” road that runs along the shore of the harbour and leads into the tunnel under the Fairmont Hotel. The riders are exposed to a stark contrast between dark and light as they exit the tunnel.

After the tunnel exit comes the fastest part of the course.

Imopsant is also the passage “Rascasse”. Named after a restaurant, which in turn is named after a lionfish. There, guests can follow the race directly at the crash barrier and thus as close as nowhere else in Formula 1.

The first Formula 1 race was held in Monaco in 1950, won by Juan Manuel Fangio. Monte Carlo’s record winner is Ayrton Senna with 6 victories.

The 2021 race was won by Max Verstappen, the previous year by Sergio Perez. So there have been two Red Bull wins in a row.

Who is favourite for the Monaco Grand Prix 2023?

Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix 2023?

Taking the races so far this season as a reference, it is clear that the favourites to win the Monte Carlo GP are Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.

All six races this season have been won by Verstappen and Perez – and that too with a 3:3 fair split. Most recently in Miami, Verstappen won ahead of Perez, and in Baku before that it was the other way around.

What’s more, Perez triumphed in the Principality last year, and he feels very comfortable on street circuits.

Who could be a threat to the top duo at the Monaco Grand Prix?

Fernando Alonso is expected to be the favourite for third place at the 2023 Monte Carlo GP behind Verstappen and Perez, as the bookmakers’ betting odds show. Behind him, the two Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are expected.

What are the odds for a Ferrari win?

If the Monaco GP predictions are anything to go by, then poorly. The two Scuderia drivers – including local hero Charles Leclerc, who hails directly from Monaco – are not really expected to triumph in the Principality. Even for a podium finish, a lot would have to happen.

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