This weekend marks the return of Formula 1 with the season's most glamorous and watched event. On May 26-28, 2023, the Circuit de Monaco will host the Monaco Grand Prix. The very low speeds of the Circuit de Monaco make it stand apart from the rest of the Formula One schedule. The minimum distance for a race is 305km, but since the average speed in Monaco is so slow, the race is only 260km long (77 circuits). Each team will create a car that they anticipate will do well at the majority of the season's 23 circuits, but no other circuit compares to Monaco. The difficult Monte Carlo circuit provides an excellent chance for drivers of other teams to challenge Red Bull's supremacy. Will Fernando Alonso finally grab the opportunity to win for the 33rd time, a full decade after his previous victory? Because it is now Red Bull's main rival, this showdown has all the makings of a dramatic showdown. The Formula One season's crown jewel, Monaco, is waiting to put the drivers' skills to the test on its world-famous circuits.
F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023: Official Schedule
Friday, May 26
Monaco GP FP1 - 5:30 pm
Monaco GP FP2 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 27
Monaco GP FP3 - 4:00 pm
Monaco GP Qualify - 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 28
Monaco GP Race - 6:30 pm
F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023: Where to Watch in India
The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix will be live-streamed on many foreign networks. Users in countries where F1TV Pro is available will be able to watch the race from a number of different camera views, including an on-board camera of their favourite driver, an analytical data screen, and a real-time course map.
SkySports subscribers have access to similar services. After F1 cancelled their TV streaming rights in a number of countries, it seems that online streaming is the sole option for countries such as the United Kingdom and India. The Formula 1 app makes it simple for fans to remain up to date on the action by delivering free real-time timing data.
F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023: Recent History
For many years, the Grand Prix of Monaco has been called the "Crown Jewel" of the Formula One season due to its rich history, trackside glitter and glamour, iconic backdrop, and some of the tightest bends on the F1 circuit.
However, Monaco's position as Formula One's apex has been called into question in recent times. The growing popularity of Formula One has raised concerns that the rest of the athletic world has finally outgrown Monaco. Could the "Crown Jewel" lose its allure because of the layout, which discourages overtaking and makes teams feel hemmed in by the configuration of the circuit?
Some have pondered the possibility of modifying the traditional arrangement to facilitate greater passing. Monaco is one of only a select few F1 tracks that have a single DRS zone. In 2011, Formula One introduced DRS zones to facilitate overtaking, however with just one such zone in Monaco, overtaking options are severely limited.
The Grand Prix of Monaco's contract with Formula One was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2022 season, but it was extended until the 2025 season, putting an end to fears that it might be dropped from the 2023 schedule. Reportedly dissatisfied with the lesser hosting fee paid by organisers as well as the direction of television coverage and the handling of trackside commercial agreements, Formula One is said to have secured "concessions" in the renewal.