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Vital Statistics - the Monaco Grand Prix

23 May 2014

Did you know that Jim Clark claimed four pole positions in Monaco but never won in the Principality? And were you aware that a home-grown driver finished on the podium in the first world championship race in Monte Carlo?

Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014, we provide you with all the facts, stats and trivia about this historic race…

Circuit: Circuit de Monaco

Circuit length: 3.340 km

Number of corners: 19 (7 left, 12 right)

DRS zones: 1 (Between Turns 19 and 1)

Race laps: 78

Race distance: 260.520 km

2014 tyre compounds: Soft, supersoft

Circuit lap record: 1m 14.439s - Michael Schumacher (2004), Ferrari

First world championship Grand Prix: 1950 (won by Juan Manuel Fangio, Alfa Romeo)

Number of races: 60

Number of races with at least one safety-car appearance: Nine of the last 14

Longest race: 1950 (3h 13m 18.7s)

Shortest race: 1984 (1h 01m 07.740s)

Last year’s pole position: 1m 13.876s, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes

Last year’s podium: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull)

Most appearances (current field): 13 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Lewis Hamilton; 6 - Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel

Most wins (driver): 6 - Ayrton Senna; 5 - Graham Hill, Michael Schumacher; 4 - Alain Prost; 3 - Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart; 2 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Maurice Trintignant, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, David Coulthard, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber; 1 - Jack Brabham, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, Jochen Rindt, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Ronnie Peterson, Patrick Depailler, Carlos Reutemann, Gilles Villeneuve, Riccardo Patrese, Keke Rosberg, Olivier Panis, Mika Hakkinen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jarno Trulli, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg

Most wins (manufacturer): 15 - McLaren; 8 - Ferrari; 7 - Lotus; 5 - BRM; 3 - Cooper, Tyrrell, Williams, Red Bull; 2 - Maserati, Brabham, Benetton, Renault; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Wolf, Ligier, Brawn, Mercedes

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 13 - Ford/Cosworth, 8 - Ferrari, Mercedes ; 6 - Honda, Renault; 5 - Climax, BRM; 3 - TAG; 2 - Maserati; 1- Alfa Romeo, Repco, Mugen-Honda, BMW

Most pole positions (driver): 5 - Ayrton Senna; 4 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Alain Prost; 3 - Stirling Moss, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher; 2 - Graham Hill, Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber; 1 - Tony Brooks, Jack Brabham, Emerson Fittipaldi, John Watson, Carlos Reutemann, Jody Scheckter, Didier Pironi, Nelson Piquet, Rene Arnoux, Damon Hill, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, David Coulthard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ralf Schumacher, Jarno Trulli, Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg

Most pole positions (manufacturer): 11 - McLaren; 9 - Lotus, Ferrari; 7 - Williams; 4 - Renault; 3 - Brabham, Red Bull; 2 - Tyrrell, Mercedes; 1 - Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Vanwall, Cooper, BRM, Matra, March, Ligier, Benetton, Brawn

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 12 - Renault; 9 - Ford/Cosworth, Ferrari; 8 - Mercedes; 7 - Climax; 5 - Honda; 2 - Alfa Romeo, TAG, BMW; 1 - Maserati, Vanwall, BRM, Repco

Number of wins from pole: 27 wins from 60 races (45 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 14th (Oliver Panis, Ligier, 1996)

Laps led (current field): 153 - Fernando Alonso; 93 - Jenson Button; 85 - Kimi Raikkonen; 76 - Sebastian Vettel; 49 - Lewis Hamilton; 23 - Felipe Massa

Most Monaco podium places (current field): 4 - Fernando Alonso; 3 - Jenson Button,Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel; 2- Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg

Number of Monegasque drivers to have started at least one Grand Prix: Two (Louis Chiron, Olivier Beretta)

Best result for a Monegasque driver in the Monaco Grand Prix: Third (Louis Chiron, 1950)

Fascinating fact no.1: Louis Chiron is the oldest person to start an F1 race. He finished sixth in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix when he was 55 years and 292 days old.

Fascinating fact no.2: Monaco’s tight and twisty layout is responsible for the lowest average speed, the lowest average corner speed and the lowest top speed seen all season.

Turbo history: If a Renault-powered car wins Sunday’s race it will be the first Renault turbo victory since the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix. Similarly, if a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it’ll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.

Percentage of 2014 season complete: 26 percent

Maximum number of world championship points still available to a single driver: 375

Significant running sequences going into this weekend: Ferrari - 72 consecutive races in the points; Nico Rosberg - 14 consecutive races in the points; Max Chilton - 24 consecutive classified finishes; Lewis Hamilton - four consecutive wins. Mercedes - four consecutive one-two finishes