The 2022 Monaco Grand Prix is just around the corner, providing racing fans with arguably the most iconic race on the Formula 1 schedule. Following a remarkable debut of the Miami Grand Prix, expectations are high for the storied race at Circuit de Monaco.
We won’t know the pole positions until after the qualifying runs on May 28 and betting odds for the winner will become available later this month. While the Monaco GP is still more than a week way, the excitement for the race means it’s time for an overview of what F1 will put on display.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Monaco GP.
When is the Monaco Grand Prix 2022?
The Monaco GP will be held on May 29 at 9 AM EST. It’s an early race for the United States due to the location, with the race starting at 3 PM local time.
- Date: Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 AM EST
- How to Watch: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Univison, F1 TV Pro
- Qualifying: Saturday, May 28 at 10 AM EST
- Practice 1: Friday, May 27 at 8 AM EST
- Practice 2: Friday, May 27 at 11 AM EST
- Practice 3: Saturday, May 28 at 7 AM EST
Monaco Grand Prix pole position
The Monaco GP qualifying took a strange turn of events on the final lap with Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz Jr. colliding in the final turns. Because of the crash scene blocking the track, Charles Leclerc easily coasted to No. 1in the Monaco GP pole position for Sunday’s race.
- 1st: Charles Leclerc
- 2nd: Carlos Sainz Jr
- 3rd: Sergio Perez
- 4th: Max Verstappen
- 5th: Lando Norris
- 6th: George Russell
- 7th: Fernando Alonso
- 8th: Lewis Hamilton:
- 9th: Sebastian Vettel
- 10th: Esteban Ocon
- 11th: Yuki Tusnoda
- 12th: Valtteri Bottas
Monaco Grand Prix odds: Predicting who will win Monaco GP
Here are the latest odds for the 2022 Monaco GP, via BetMGM
|Charles Leclerc – Ferrari||-275|
|Max Verstappen – Red Bull||+400|
|Carlos Sainz Jr – Ferrari||+700|
|Sergio Perez – Red Bull||+1200|
|Lando Norris – McLaren||+2800|
|George Russell – Mercedes||+5000|
|Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes||+8000|
|Fernando Alonso – Alpine||+8000|
|Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo||+25000|
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
For Charles Leclerc and the Ferrari team, a return to the home track could come at a better time. He slipped down the F1 standings, dropping Sunday’s Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix. With Max Verstappen holding all the momentum. To make matters worse, Leclerc doesn’t even have a history of reaching the podium in the Monaco GP. However, the odds are heavily stacked in his favor starting in first with Verstappen in the fourth pole position.
Max Verstappen, Red Bull
A trend is emerging during the 2022 F1 season. When Max Verstappen finishes a race, he wins. The reigning F1 champion won at Monaco last year and he stands a great chance to repeat in 2022. Based on Leclerc’s poor fortunes and how well Verstappen is driving right now, picking the winner feels easy. Of course, that changes thanks to the pole positioning on Sunday. Those who bet on Verstappen early aren’t feeling as good right now
Carlos Sainz Jr, Ferrari
Leclerc and Verstappen are the overwhelming favorites to win GP Monaco. Part of the reason is that Sainz Jr is struggling right now, as his father described. Things didn’t get better last weekend, finish fourth behind Verstappen, Pérez and Russell. Until he figures things out, there’s no reason to think we’ll see him finish second, let alone first.
- Monaco GP prediction:
- 1st: Charles Leclerc
- 2nd: Max Verstappen
- 3rd: Sergio Perez
Monaco Grand Prix track info
The track at Circuit de Monaco is a street circuit that takes F1 drivers throughout areas of the city. There is one speed trap in Sector 2 and a DRS detection zone in Sector 3. While the sights are beautiful, it’s also an incredibly challenging race because of the narrow streets and tight turns. To highlight the difficult, per F1, not a single passing move was executed in the 2003 GP.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the track itself.
- Laps: 78
- Circuit Length: 3.337 lm or 2.0735 miles
- Race Distance: 260.286 km or 161.734 miles
- First Race: 1950
- Lap Record: 1:12:.909, Lewis Hamilton (2021)
Where is Monaco Grand Prix?
The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula 1 race held annually at the Circuit de Monaco, on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine by the water along the Principality of Monaco. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful race locations in the world.
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2022 Monaco Grand Prix ticket information
There are a variety of ways to obtain tickets for the Formula 1 Miami GP race. There are ticket packages available at F1 Experiences, through the official Formula 1 website and there are ticket options via the Monaco Grand Prix site. You must purchase tickets for individual days.
Ticket costs for the huge F1 race at Monaco vary depending on how many days fans want to attend and where the tickets are located. Here’s a brief breakdown of some ticket prices.
- Grandstand tickets (Friday) – $125 USD
- Grandstand tickets (Saturday) – $225 USD
- Grandstand tickets (Friday-Sunday) – $920 USD
There are also more luxurious seating options, but they are more expensive. A single ticket on the fifth-floor Caravelles costs more than $3,000 USD. Roof access to the Caravelles for all three days costs more than $4,000 per ticket and an individual Sunday ticket on the Majestic Roof is more than $3,2000 USD.
Who won Monaco Grand Prix last year?
Max Verstappen won the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, taking the podium with a victory for Red Bull Racing-Honda. It was his first victory in the Monaco GP in his career, winning with a final time of 1:39:56.820.
- 2nd place: Carlos Sainz Jr – +8.968 seconds
- 3rd place: Lando Norris – +19.427 seconds
- 4th place: Sergio Pérez – +20.49 seconds
- 5th place: Sebastian Vettel – +52.591
Formula 1 driver standings and F1 constructor standings
Here are the latest F1 driver standings before the Monaco GP.
- Max Verstappen – 110 points
- Charles Leclerc – 1004 points
- Sergio Perez – 85 points
- George Russell – 74 points
- Carlos Sainz Jr. – 65 points
- Lewis Hamilton – 46 points
- Lando Norris – 39 points
- Valterri Bottas – 38 points
- Esteban Ocon – 30 points
- Kevin Magnussen – 15 points
Here are the updated Formula 1 constructor standings
- 1. Red Bull Racing RBPT – 195 points
- 2. Ferrari – 169 points
- 3. Mercedes – 120 points
- 4. McLaren Mercedes – 50 points
- 5. ALFA Romeo Ferrari – 39 points
- 6. Alpine Renault – 34 points
- 7. Alphatauri RBPT – 16 points
- 8. HAAS Ferrari – 15 points
- 9. Aston Martin – 6 points
- 10. Williams Mercedes – 3 points
Monaco GP winners
- 2021: Max Verstappen
- 2020: Lewis Hamilton
- 2019: Daniel Ricciardo
- 2017: Sebastian Vettel
- 2016: Lewis Hamilton
- 2015: Nico Rosberg
- 2014: Nico Rosberg
- 2013: Nico Rosberg