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The Monaco GP is my favourite race to photograph: hands down! From your point of view you won’t be attending this race for the racing as it’s nigh on impossible to overtake on the tight and twisty street circuit. BUT, in terms of a spectacle, this is the pinnacle.

The weather is normally glorious and the harbour is packed full of expensive yachts. This draws a monied crowd of business heavyweights, glamourous women, social climbers and motorsport lovers.

Just about every boat has a party on board and you can even purchase tickets to these functions via the likes of F1 Experiences.

F1 Monaco Street


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The only general admission type ticket is for La Rocher. This is the hill above the entrance to pitlane which provides you with an elevated, wide view of much of the track. You will get a good look at the drivers as they exit the bridge on their way to pit lane though and many multi-day ticket holders bring their deckchairs on day one and chain them to trees overnight.

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On the subject of accommodation, you’ll pay 4 – 8 times the normal rate to stay at a Monaco hotel over the race weekend if you can score a room at all. Most stay in the small towns along the coast and train in each day. Nice is a popular spot to stay and if you have the funds, you can take a helicopter transfer to and from the track.

Like many cities, Monaco restaurants wheel out their special “Grand Prix menus”; jacking up prices by a factor of plenty but there are always punters eager to pay the price to dine in this most elite of F1 cities.

Note that F1 changed to the track days a couple of years ago and it now falls in line with 22 of the 23 races seeing cars on track Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In the past, the Friday practice sessions were held on the Thursday and the event was held over 5 days instead of the normal 4.

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While every other street circuit stays closed to the public for the 4 days of the race weekend, Monaco opens up each night; and it’s on for young and old. Patrons assemble on the track at La Rascasse over the weekend to dance til the wee hours to a thumping dance soundtrack.

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Lewis Hamilton (2021)

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Monaco Grand Prix Results 2023

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Position Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.386 1:11.908 1:11.365
2 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:12.886 1:12.107 1:11.449
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.912 1:12.103 1:11.471
4 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team 1:12.967 1:12.248 1:11.553
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:12.717 1:12.210 1:11.630
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.872 1:12.156 1:11.725
7 Pierre Gasly Alpine F1 Team 1:13.033 1:12.169 1:11.933
8 George Russell Mercedes 1:12.769 1:12.151 1:11.964
9 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:12.642 1:12.249 1:12.082
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12.877 1:12.377 1:12.254
11 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:13.006 1:12.395
12 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1:13.054 1:12.428
13 Alexander Albon Williams 1:12.706 1:12.527
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:12.722 1:12.623
15 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:13.038 1:12.625
16 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:13.113
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1:13.270
18 Nico Hülkenberg Haas F1 Team 1:13.279
19 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 1:13.523
20 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:13.850
Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:48:51.980 25
2 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +27.921 18
3 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +36.990 15
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +2.072 13
5 George Russell Mercedes +17.222 10
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1:01.890 8
7 Pierre Gasly Alpine F1 Team +1:02.362 6
8 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +1:03.391 4
9 Lando Norris McLaren 2
10 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1
11 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 0
12 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 0
13 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 0
14 Alexander Albon Williams 0
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 0
16 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 0
17 Nico Hülkenberg Haas F1 Team 0
18 Logan Sargeant Williams 0
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 0
20 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 0

Monaco Grand Prix Guide

If you're planning to attend the Monaco Grand Prix, here's some information that you'll find invaluable.