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Monaco GP Map: What makes this circuit one of the most famous in F1?

This weekend brings up one of the most iconic races in Formula 1, if not the most iconic of all. It's time for the Monaco Grand Prix, which has been on the F1 calendar since 1950.

Although the future of the race is uncertain, given how it is nearly impossible to overtake during this race, the sight of F1 cars racing through the streets of Monte-Carlo is so iconic that the race is being kept on the schedule for now for legacy reasons.

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All you need to know about the Monaco F1 street circuit

This circuit, which has a length of 3.3 kilometres was first built back in 1929 and first used in F1 in 1950.

It is the narrowest track on the entire schedule, with the drivers having no margin for error given how close the walls are.

It is also the slowest track in the sport, with an average speed of 150 km/h per lap.

There have been a few modifications to the layout of the circuit over the years, but not many.

Ahead of 2023, there has even been some resurfacing done, with 15,000 m² of asphalt being put down.


The Monaco F1 street circuit layout

In terms of the layout of the Monte-Carlo Formula 1 track, it begins on the Boulevard Albert I, which is located near the iconic harbour of Monaco.

After driving up the hill, the drivers then descend and very slowly make their way around the Grand Hotel Hairpin, one of the most recognisable corners in the sport. It's so difficult to wind around that the average speed here is just 65 km/h.

Then comes the ride through the tunnel, another way in which this track is unique.

The Swimming Pool chicanes come up next and require perfect precision, before the drivers then round the final corner and reach the finish line.

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