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F1 is back in action this weekend, as drivers take it to the streets of Monte Carlo. Check out the best F1 Monaco GP betting tips.
*These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Margins at Monaco have been surprisingly tight, although Red Bull remains ahead of the rest of the field. What will happen on Sunday?
Alonso Podium Finish
This one is almost obvious at this point. Alonso has only missed out on a podium finish once this season, and even then the two-time champion was less than a second behind third place. The Spaniard legend knows his way around the streets of Monaco, and Aston Martin remains the “best of the rest”.
As usual, Alonso spent less time focusing on single lap speed in practice, choosing to concentrate his efforts on setting up for the long runs. While he didn’t light up the timesheet, his consistency was as impressive as ever on race trim. Expect the 42-year old to stand on the rostrum again, as he continues to rewind the clock.
Over 18.5 Classified Finishers
Monaco bites, and drivers have found the barriers multiple times in free practice. These are the heaviest cars in F1 history, and, because of the ground effect regulations, the cars are also longer and wider than ever. This makes going around the tight streets of Monaco even trickier.
On the other hand, races have been fairly tame this year, and drivers are coming off a race in which all starters saw the checkered flag. Drivers tend to be on the safe side on Sunday. The line might look a bit too high for Monaco, but it’s perfectly possible to imagine at least 19 of the 20 starters making it to the finish.
F1 Monaco Weather Conditions
The weather forecast for the weekend at Monaco has a 20% chance of rain, which means that the race is likely going to start and finish under dry conditions. Temperature will be at 25ºC. Tyre wear is rarely a factor at Monaco, as the layout isn’t too demanding aside from the constant decelration-acceleration.
Post Qualifying Update
Monaco delivered one of the best qualifying sessions of the year, as a frantic fight for the top spot in Q3 saw Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso and even Esteban Ocon exchange fastest laps. Alonso looked set to take his first pole position in over a decade, as the Spaniard had managed to go just under half a tenth faster than Leclerc. But Verstappen, despite being down a full two tenths through sectors 1 and 2, laid down an absolute flyer through the third sector to snatch the top spot. The Dutchman has a chance to significantly extend his championship lead, as teammate Sergio Perez crashed out early on in Q1 and will line up last as a result.
F1 Monaco Grand Prix Important Details
- How can I watch the F1 Monaco Grand Prix live in the UK? The action at Monaco will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports, and streamed live on NOW.
- When does the Monaco GP start? The start time for the 2023 F1 Monaco GP is scheduled for 1:00 pm GMT on Sunday, May 28th.
- Which tyres compounds will drivers use in Monaco? Given the low degradation around the streets of Monaco, Pirelli will take the three softest compounds, C3, C4 and C5, to this weekend’s race.
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