Get ready for Monaco Grand Prix 2013

From thursday 23th to sunday 26th May 2013

Monaco Grand Prix, dating back to a time as early as 1929, joined the Formula 1 Championship back in 1948. The track, which consists essentially of curvy city streets and the famous harbor strip, is genuinely picturesque as drivers drive by landmark monuments such as the Hôtel de Paris, the Casino and of course the beautiful yacht lined marina! The track is perhaps the shortest one on the Formula 1 calendar but also the most difficult one! Indeed imposing severe constraints on the car, the smallest mistake by the driver is reprimanded by the merciless barriers around the track. Such a circuit, where overtaking nears the impossible, not only does it require precision driving but also demands some courage!

– Track length  3,340 km

– Number of laps  78

– Race distance  260.520 km

– Corners  19

– Top Speed  290 km/h (180 mph)

– Average Speed  158 km/h (98 mph)

– Lap record time  1:14.439 – Michael Schumacher (2004)

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