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Flag of Monaco.png Circuit de Monaco
Circuit de Monaco 2022.png
Circuit Details
Name ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix
Location Flag of Monaco.png Monte Carlo, Monaco
Length 3.337 km (2.074 mi
Corners 19
First Race Flag of Monaco.png 2015 Monaco ePrix
Last Race Flag of Monaco.png 2022 Monaco E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:32.707 1:29.839 2
Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi

The Circuit de Monaco is a temporary street circuit, established in the city of Monte Carlo, Monaco, that annually hosts the Monaco E-Prix as part of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.[1] More famously used to host the Monaco Grand Prix, the Circuit de Monaco had previously modified for the FE races, originally with a shorter layout centred around the Marina.[1]

From 2022 FE would use the full Grand Prix layout of the Circuit de Monaco for the Monaco E-Prix, after gaining approval from the FIA and the ACM.[2]

Background

The Circuit de Monaco was originally created in 1929, after the president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, Antony Noghès, persuaded the Grimaldi family to host a Grand Prix.[3] That race was won by William Glover-Williams in a Bugatti, before developing into a major circuit on the Grand Prix calendar.[3] The circuit would subsequently go through various layout changes over the following decades to accommodate the increasing speeds of Grand Prix cars, with the current version of the circuit established in 2015.[3]

Formula E History

The Circuit de Monaco was an unsurprising favourite to host the Monaco ePrix when it was announced as a round of the inaugural 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship.[4] The series would, however, use a shortened version of the Circuit de Monaco, with the field cutting through to the harbour and the Nouvelle Chicane, rather than make the climb up Beau Rivage to the Casino.[4] The result was a very short circuit measuring 1.765 km (1.096 mi), although the FE field would use the pitlane facilities used by F1.[4]

Circuit History

The circuit remained unchanged for the series' subsequent visits in 2017 and 2019, despite plans to use the full circuit for the 2019 race.[5] It was ultimately the FIA who opted to veto the move, unwilling to allow Formula E to be matched directly against Formula One.[5]

Circuit Layout

A lap of the ePrix layout of the Circuit de Monaco begins with the familiar run into Sainte Devote, although instead of turning through 90°, the field instead complete a longer turn, sweeping across to the lower road.[3] That means that the FE circuit by-passes the Beau Rivage climb, and instead blasts through to the Nouvelle Chicane, which instead becomes a dual apex hairpin.[3] The field then follows the rest of the Nouvelle Chicane through, before making the run to Tabac, with the Attack Mode activation point midway down that straight.[3]

Through the left hand Tabac corner the field then flow through to the Swimming Pool complex, following, the infamous left-right then right-left combination.[3] The field then charge through to La Rascasse, before sweeping into the tight Anthony Noghes corner to complete the lap.[3]

2021 Changes

For the 2021 Monaco E-Prix the FIA, FE and ACM agreed to use the whole Circuit de Monaco Grand Prix layout, albeit with modifications to two iconic corners.[6] These changes saw FE use a shallower line through Sainte Devote (through the pit-exit on the Grand Prix layout) and a tightened Nouvelle Chicane, while the Attack Mode zone was moved to the outside of Casino Square.[6] Then, on the eve of the 2021 Monaco E-Prix, FE would opt to retain the original layout of Sainte Devote, although the modified Nouvelle Chicane remained.[7]

Grand Prix Dream: 2022

Ahead of the 2022 Monaco E-Prix another agreement between the FIA, FE and ACM saw FE use the full Circuit de Monaco Grand Prix layout for the first time, with the revised Nouvelle Chicane layout replaced by the established version.[2]

Records

A full list of records for the Circuit de Monaco are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Circuit de Monaco:

Circuit de Monaco Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of Monaco.png 2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix 9 May 2015 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2016/17 Flag of Monaco.png 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix 13 May 2017 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2018/19 Flag of Monaco.png 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix 11 May 2019[1] Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne[8] Report
2020/21 Flag of Monaco.png 2021 ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix 8 May 2021[9] Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa[10] Report
2021/22 Flag of Monaco.png 2022 ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix 30 April 2022[11] Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne[12] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Circuit de Monaco are outlined below:

Circuit de Monaco Race-by-Race Records
Circuit de Monaco ePrix Layout — 1.765 km (2015 - 2019)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Monaco.png 2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 0:53.478 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 0:55.157 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 103.506 km/h
Flag of Monaco.png 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 0:53.313 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 0:53.822 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 105.710 km/h
Flag of Monaco.png 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland 0:50.021 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 0:52.385 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 116.843 km/h
Circuit de Monaco — 3.318 km (2021)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Monaco.png 2021 ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 1:31.317 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:34.697 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 109.327 km/h
Circuit de Monaco — 3.337 km (2022 - Present)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Monaco.png 2022 ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1:29.839 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns 1:32.707 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 117.298 km/h

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'FORMULA E, FIA AND ACM REVEAL MONACO E-PRIX CIRCUIT LAYOUT,', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 30/03/2022), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2022/march/monaco-e-prix-track-reveal, (Accessed 15/04/2022)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 'Track layout revealed for Monaco ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/03/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/march/track-layout-revealed-for-monaco-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'Prince Albert welcomes Formula E to Monaco', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/10/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/october/prince-albert-welcomes-formula-e-to-monaco.aspx, (Accessed 25/05/2015)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Formula E set to use full Monaco GP circuit', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 07/03/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/fe-set-to-use-full-monaco-gp-circuit-1012182/1394922/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E NOW SET TO USE FULL MONACO GP F1 LAYOUT AFTER ALL', the-race.com, (The Race, 09/04/2021), https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula-e-now-set-to-use-full-monaco-gp-f1-layout-after-all/, (Accessed 09/04/2021)
  7. Sam Smith, 'LAST-MINUTE CHANGES MADE TO MONACO FORMULA E TRACK', the-race.com, (The Race, 04/05/2021), https://the-race.com/formula-e/last-minute-changes-made-to-monaco-formula-e-track/, (Accessed 05/05/2021)
  8. 'Vergne masters Monaco while Massa claims maiden Formula E podium ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-monaco-2019, (Accessed 12/05/2019)
  9. 'FIA publishes provisional 2020/21 Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/2021-race-calendar, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
  10. 'Da Costa pounces at the last to pinch masterful Monaco E-Prix victory', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/05/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/may/monaco-e-prix-round-7-report, (Accessed 08/05/2021)
  11. 'SEASON 8 CALENDAR: Cape Town, Vancouver and Seoul feature on most expansive Formula E schedule yet', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/07/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/july/season-8-calendar-announcement, (Accessed 08/07/2021)
  12. 'VANDOORNE MASTERS MONACO TO TAKE STANDINGS LEAD WITH ROUND 6 WIN', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 30/04/2022), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2022/april/monaco-e-prix-round-6-report, (Accessed 30/04/2022)
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