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In numbers - the Monaco Grand Prix

25 May 2016

Did you know that drivers will make over 3,600 gear changes during the race? Or that Ferrari have not won in the Principality for 15 years? We present the key stats and figures ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2016...


This year Monaco will host its 63rd world championship Grand Prix. Along with Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, it is one of four tracks on the original 1950 calendar that is still on the calendar today.



Ayrton Senna claimed a record six victories in Monaco – five of them consecutively between 1989 and 1993. It almost certainly would have been seven consecutive victories, had the Brazilian not crashed in the 1988 race while 54 seconds clear of the field.



The number of laps Ayrton Senna led consecutively in Monaco between 1989 to 1991. 



The approximate number of gear changes a driver will make over the course of the 78 lap race, based on an average of 47 shifts per lap.


The approximate speed (in km/h) that Monaco’s famously tight Turn 6 hairpin is taken at. The drivers have to apply maximum steering lock in order to make it around.



The percentage of races over the last 15 years than have featured at least one safety car appearance. Last year’s featured one.



Olivier Panis’ win from 14th on the grid remains the furthest back from which the Monaco Grand Prix has been won. The Ligier driver’s victory also remains the most recent for a Frenchman in F1.


The number of cars that actually crossed the finish line in the aforementioned 1996 Monaco Grand Prix. That was lowest number of cars still running at the end of a race in F1 history.



The last year that Ferrari triumphed in Monaco, with Michael Schumacher at the wheel.



The number of times Jim Clark took pole at Monaco, without ever tasting victory.



The amount of time, in seconds, between race winner Ayrton Senna and second placed Nigel Mansell at the end of the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix – the closest finish in the event’s history.


The number of laps completed by race winner Juan Manuel Fangio in the longest Monaco Grand Prix in history – the 1950 event lasted 3 hours, 13 minutes and 18.7 seconds.



The time – in seconds – taken for the fastest pit stop in last year’s Monaco Grand Prix, achieved by Jenson Button and the McLaren team.



The fastest speed, in km/h, achieved through the speed trap during last year’s Monaco Grand Prix weekend. The honour went to Force India’s Sergio Perez.



The number of times the circuit configuration for the Monaco Grand Prix has changed since its first F1 appearance in 1950. The last revision was just last season, when the track was shortened by 3m after the realignment of Turns 12-14.