A few days before the Spanish Grand Prix - which gave Scuderia Ferrari joys and sorrows - the Formula 1 World Championship is back on track for a truly unique race, the Monaco Grand Prix.
Home appointment of Charles Leclerc, the race is the shortest of the season (260 km instead of the usual over 300) and the one in which overtaking is more difficult.
The circuit is characterized by very few fast sections, an extremely narrow carriageway, ten right-hand and nine left-hand corners, some of which - Ste.
Devote, Mirabeau, Rascasse and the 180 ° hairpin near the Fairmont Hotel - are part of the story.
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It goes without saying that with these characteristics of the track, a good qualifying is essential in Monaco.
Last year Charles managed to take pole position but was unable to take off due to a mechanical problem on the car following an accident on Saturday, while Carlos Sainz took second place on the first podium of his adventure with the Scuderia.
On the track on Friday.
As for the program, there is a big news: the first day of free practice will no longer be on Thursday - as per tradition - but, like all the other Grand Prix, on Friday.
The first session will be at 2pm CET, the second at 5pm.
Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 4pm, preceded at 1pm by the last free practice session, while the race will start at 3pm on Sunday.
78 laps of the 3,337-meter circuit, equal to 260,286 kilometers, are to be covered.
There is only one DRS zone, on the main straight, which usually contributes little to encouraging overtaking.