Formula 1 2021 Monaco Grand Prix

data

2021-05-23
5
Circuit de Monaco
Max Verstappen VER
Charles Leclerc LEC
Lewis Hamilton
lap 69 - 1:12.909
HAM

The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Monaco, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.
Leclerc was forced to retire in lap 1 due to: Driveshaft.

The race in Monaco was round 5 of 23 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 23 May 2021 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
70.84°F
53%
8.47 mph
193°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 78 1:38:56.820 25
2 78 +8.968 18
3 78 +19.427 15
4 78 +20.490 12
5 78 +52.591 10
6 78 +53.896 8
7 78 +1:08.231 7
8 77 +1 Lap 4
9 77 +1 Lap 2
10 77 +1 Lap 1
11 77 +1 Lap 0
12 77 +1 Lap 0
13 77 +1 Lap 0
14 77 +1 Lap 0
15 77 +1 Lap 0
16 77 +1 Lap 0
17 75 +3 Laps 0
18 75 +3 Laps 0
29 Wheel nut 0
0 Driveshaft 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:10.000
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.000
5 Lando Norris McLaren +0.000
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.000
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.000
8 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.000
9 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +1.000
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.000
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.000
13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.000
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1.000
15 George Russell Williams +1.000
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +2.000
17 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +2.000
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.000
19 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +2.000

driver positions through the laps

2021 Monaco Grand Prix

The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2021) was a Formula One motor race held on 23 May 2021 at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the fifth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship, the 78th time that the Monaco Grand Prix was held, and the first time it had been held since 2019 after the 2020 round was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said on Saturday that the team would be willing to take risks with Hamilton's strategy after he only qualified seventh.<br>Hamilton ran sixth in the opening stint after Charles Leclerc failed to start, and was brought into the pits at the end of Lap 29 to switch to the hard compound tyre.<br>The move aimed to give Hamilton the undercut on Pierre Gasly, but AlphaTauri ...

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Max Verstappen’s victory in Monte Carlo, with Lewis Hamilton coming home seventh, has blown open the championship battle with the Dutchman moving to the top of the standings.<br>And on a weekend where Red Bull got everything right, Mercedes had a more troubled time.<br>Hamilton got stuck in traffic behind Pierre Gasly, and a failed undercut strategy allowed both Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez ...

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Having qualified eighth, Vettel crossed the line in fifth, both numbers marking his best performances of the season to date.<br>In the race, he was helped to the tune of two places by the non-start of Charles Leclerc and the retirement of Valtteri Bottas, but even seventh would have been a good reward.<br>Perhaps more important than the stats was the way he turned on the speed when he needed a ...

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The 2015 Monaco GP was to prove a very frustrating afternoon for reigning world champion Hamilton, who found himself giving away a win for no good reason by making a pitstop that he didn’t need to make.<br>The pain was alleviated for his team to some degree because victory went to Nico Rosberg rather than a third party, but nevertheless there was much soul-searching to done in the Brackley camp ...

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<br>While Mosley was not without his critics during his lengthy tenure at the head of motor racing’s governing body, there is no denying the legacy he left in terms of improved safety on both the roads and race tracks.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Former FIA president Max Mosley dies aged 81<br>Motorsport world pays tribute to former FIA president Max Mosley<br><br><br>Mosley’s time at the FIA ...

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A new rule introduced for the Monte Carlo weekend meant the FIA was fully enforcing track limits for the chicane after the tunnel.<br>Drivers would be shown a black-and-white warning flag after cutting the corner twice, while a third offence would likely result in a time penalty.<br>Norris managed to skip across the kerbs twice early on in the race, and that left him on the verge of a penalty for ...

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The Italian outfit returned to its Maranello base on Monday morning to undertake a detailed investigation in to what happened to Leclerc before the start.<br>The team had given Leclerc’s car and gearbox the all-clear in the hours before the race, but a left-rear driveshaft hub failed during a pre-race reconnaissance lap. With no time to repair the part before the start of the race, Leclerc had ...

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Mosley, who started his motorsport career as a driver in the European Formula Two championship in 1968, was one of the four founding members of March in 1969 along with Robin Herd, Alan Rees and Graham Coaker.<br>Despite a meagre budget, it won races across the motorsport spectrum from Formula 1 to the Indianapolis 500.<br>Mosley left to join the Formula One Constructors Association (FOCA) in ...

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After a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monaco made a welcome return to the Formula 1 calendar with a toned-down version of its usual festivities.<br>The on-track spectacle met expectations as the race little offered in the way of major drama or exciting moments. But it could prove to be an important moment in the title battle as Max Verstappen landed the first major blow in the fight ...

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The Briton was FIA president from 1993 to 2009, having previously carved out a successful career as a barrister, amateur racing driver and founder and co-owner of March Engineering.<br>Mosley was born in 1940, the son of fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley and Lady Diana Mosley, who was one of the famous Mitford sisters.<br>After training as a lawyer, Mosley was an amateur racer in sportscars and ...

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Leclerc had qualified on pole position for the Monte Carlo event, but had faced an anxious wait to find out if he could start from the top spot amid concerns that he could need a replacement gearbox after a qualifying crash.<br>Final pre-race inspections confirmed that the gearbox was all good, but Leclerc suffered heartbreak during an installation lap when a left rear driveshaft hub broke on his ...

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Bottas ran second through the opening stint of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, sitting five seconds behind leader Max Verstappen when he came into the pits on Lap 30 to change tyres.<br>But Mercedes was unable to get the front-right tyre off Bottas’s car, leaving him stuck in the pits. Despite the team’s best efforts, it was forced to retire the car, bringing the Finnish driver’s day to an ...

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Leclerc took a shock pole position for Ferrari on Saturday in unusual circumstances after crashing at the end of Q3, bringing the session to an early end.<br>The heavy crash at the exit of Swimming Pool left Leclerc and Ferrari concerned about damage sustained to his gearbox, only for checks to show that "no serious damage" had been sustained.<br>Ferrari announced on Sunday morning that it would ...

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On Saturday Norris had qualified fifth, which became fourth on the grid when Ferrari's polesitter Charles Leclerc failed to make the start.<br>Norris chased after the remaining Ferrari of Carlos Sainz in the first stint, but then started to fade in the second stint on hard tyres.<br>Due to Valtteri Bottas retiring following a Mercedes pitstop mishap, Norris' fourth position became third, with the ...

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With pole position winner Charles Leclerc not starting the race, after the left-side driveshaft of his Ferrari (that he crashed in qualifying) failed on his installation lap, the door was opened to Verstappen.<br>He led from start to finish, as his closest challenger Valtteri Bottas was forced to retire after his right-front wheelnut was stripped in his pitstop, which promoted Ferrari’s Carlos ...

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Verstappen was able to move into the lead of the F1 drivers' championship for the first time in his career on Sunday by dominating the Monaco Grand Prix, scoring his second win of the season.<br>A difficult weekend for title rival Lewis Hamilton left the Mercedes driver seventh in the final classification, allowing Verstappen to overturn a 14-point deficit and move four points clear in the ...

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Hamilton endured a difficult Monaco Grand Prix weekend that saw him qualify seventh on Saturday, finishing almost three quarters of a second off the pole position time.<br>The race proved to be a struggle for Hamilton as a decision to pit early to try to get the undercut not only failed to get him past Pierre Gasly, but also allowed Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez to jump ahead.<br>It ultimately ...

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Vettel fought through to score his first points of the season in Sunday's race in Monte Carlo, jumping both Gasly and Lewis Hamilton in the pitstops to grab fifth place.<br>The Aston Martin driver came out of the pits side-by-side with Gasly up Beau Rivage before eventually getting the move completed at Massenet.<br>Gasly explained after the race that he went to speak to Vettel about the fine ...

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The Spaniard delivered a controlled performance around the streets of Monte Carlo to come home in a strong second place behind race winner Max Verstappen.<br>But he had been left as Ferrari’s only race starter after Leclerc was forced out of the race when the team discovered a driveshaft problem before the car had made it to the grid.<br>Leclerc had crashed in qualifying on Saturday, but the ...

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Bottas had hoped to take the fight to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Monaco after seeing polesitter Charles Leclerc fail to start, promoting the Mercedes driver to second for lights out.<br>Bottas maintained the position after Verstappen defended well at Turn 1, opening up a five-second gap over the Finn through the opening stint.<br>But when Mercedes brought Bottas into the pits at the end of lap ...

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Following his late Q3 crash, Leclerc reported a problem with his gearbox on his only pre-race lap to the grid – although Ferrari later announced a damaged driveshaft meant he could not take the start.<br>Lewis Hamilton finished seventh, frustrated with Mercedes strategy call after he lost two spots during the sole pitstop phase.<br>When the lights went out, Verstappen immediately moved to cover ...

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Leclerc had been due to start his home race from pole after topping qualifying for Ferrari on Saturday, but was concerned after the session about the condition of his gearbox following a crash at the end of Q3.<br>Despite Ferrari conducting checks that showed "no serious damage" to the gearbox, the team found a driveshaft issue when firing up Leclerc's car before going to the grid.<br>It meant ...

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Leclerc took a shock pole position for Ferrari in qualifying on Saturday, but was left sweating on the condition of his gearbox after crashing at the end of Q3 at the exit of Swimming Pool.<br>Ferrari conducted initial checks on the gearbox that showed "no serious damage", and announced on Sunday morning that it would not be making a change, keeping Leclerc on pole.<br>But as the team fired up the ...

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Hamilton slumped to his worst qualifying performance in almost three years as he struggled to get his tyres in the right temperature window, leaving him low on grip.<br>The seven-time world champion finished three-quarters of a second off pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s time, and said after qualifying that his hopes of winning in Monaco were over.<br>The lack of overtaking opportunities left ...

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The situation surrounding drivers benefiting from causing red flags became a talking point at the Monaco Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc secured pole position when he crashed into the barriers.<br>With his Q3 accident bringing out the red flags, it meant that his closest rivals did not have the chance to knock him off the top spot.<br>American series IndyCar and IMSA have different rules which ...

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Leclerc swept to Ferrari’s first F1 pole position in 18 months after topping Q3 by two-tenths of a second, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, while teammate Carlos Sainz took fourth on the grid.<br>Although Ferrari’s celebrations were muted after Leclerc crashed at the end of qualifying and left the team sweating on possible gearbox damage, it marked a big breakthrough for the Italian ...

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Ricciardo has had a rough transition from Renault to McLaren thus far but made what he called a "mini breakthrough" in the Spanish Grand Prix, finishing sixth after qualifying seventh on the grid.<br>Two weeks later, the Australian appeared to have made a step backwards with his adjustment to the McLaren MCL35M in Monaco, failing to progress to Q3 on Saturday and starting down in 12th at a race he ...

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Monaco: probably the most famous motor racing venue in the world. The streets of the principality, tucked away in a costal harbour on the Cote d'Azur, have been turned into a racetrack since 1929. The circuit has had a nip here and a tuck there, but ostensibly poses the same challenge as ever.<br>To be quick there, you have to be good. To win, you must be a star. Being synonymous with Monaco, like ...

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The Monegasque driver had faced an anxious wait overnight to see whether or not his gearbox would need replacing following his Q3 crash.<br>Had he needed a new gearbox fitted, it would have meant a five-place grid drop, handing pole position to Max Verstappen.<br>Ferrari gave the gearbox a quick inspection on Saturday evening before parc ferme restrictions began, and were satisfied that it had ...

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Monaco F1 rookie Schumacher crashed at Casino Square in the closing stages of final practice on Saturday, wrecking the left-hand side of his Haas VF-21 car.<br>The damage meant Schumacher could not take part in qualifying, leaving him last on the grid for Sunday’s race.<br>It sparked concerns that Haas may be forced into a chassis change, but team principal Gunther Steiner revealed after ...

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For having taken the top grid spot for the Monaco Grand Prix after the first runs in Q3, and well aware of the risk that he could get shuffled down the order as faster cars behind him came through, there was no more sure-fire way to ‘stop the count’ than bring qualifying to an early conclusion.<br>However, the reality is that while Leclerc was the biggest winner from his red flag incident, it ...

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Home favourite Charles Leclerc starts the race from pole position, but only after having crashed out at the exit of the swimming pool chicane on his final lap in qualifying -  preventing his rivals from improving.<br>Max Verstappen was one of the drivers to lose out thanks to the red flag so deployed and will line up second in the lead Red Bull, as Valtteri Bottas emerged as the top Mercedes ...

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Leclerc scored Ferrari's first pole position for 18 months after topping qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday.<br>But the session ended under a red flag after Leclerc crashed at the exit of Swimming Pool, preventing any other cars from improving their laptimes and inadvertently giving him pole.<br>Leclerc admitted after the session that he was concerned the crash had caused damage to ...

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The world champion endured a disappointing qualifying around the streets of Monte Carlo as he ended up seventh on the grid, with teammate Valtteri Bottas securing third spot.<br>And while the biggest issue for Hamilton was that he could not get his tyres switched on in qualifying, he suggested afterwards that the team could have a done better job.<br>"There will be some tough discussions that ...

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F1 championship leader Hamilton slumped to his worst qualifying result in almost three years on Saturday in Monaco, finishing seventh after lapping almost three quarters of a second off the pole position time.<br>Teammate Valtteri Bottas was able to qualify third for Mercedes, while Hamilton's primary title rival, Max Verstappen, took second on the grid.<br>Hamilton was downbeat following ...

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Leclerc managed to convert Ferrari’s impressive practice pace into a first pole of the season in Monaco on Saturday, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by two-tenths of a second.<br>But the pole was secured in unusual fashion after Leclerc crashed at the exit of Swimming Pool late in Q3, bringing out a red flag that prevented any drivers for making further improvements.<br>Although Leclerc ...

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Ricciardo finished the session in 12th place, while Norris progressed through in sixth, and then moved up to fifth on the final grid.<br>Norris's time in Q3 was almost a second faster than Ricciardo had managed in Q2, although the Englishman was helped by track evolution.<br>Nevertheless, Ricciardo noted that the difference in pace has been there all weekend, and he's at a loss to explain ...

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According to local media in Mexico, an incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Guadalajara - Perez’s home city - that saw robbers attempt to seize a vehicle.<br>A bodyguard of Antonio Perez, the brother of Sergio, was wounded by a gunshot after responding to the robbery attempt of a Jeep Wrangler. It is not confirmed if Perez’s brother was in the vehicle.<br>“One of the ...

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Leclerc crashed at the second part of the Swimming Pool sequence on a flying lap with just few seconds of qualifying remaining, clipping the barriers on the inside of the first apex and breaking the suspension at the right-front of his car.<br>The initial impact and damage sent him across the kerbs of the second apex and into the barriers on the outside, where he also suffered significant damage ...

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