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circuit facts

circuit profile

Monaco and F1 go hand in hand like aloo and mattar. With the exception of minor alterations the street circuit, that is also F1's glamour capital, has remained the same since it was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1929.

circuit news

Monaco protest looms

The Hispania Racing Team (HRT) has threatened to lodge a protest against rival teams that run an off-throttle blown diffuser on their car if it is not declared illegal by the FIA in time for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton ready to revive title fight in Monaco

Alonso puts Ferrari on top in practice session

Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session

HRT forced out of Monaco qualifying

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2011 Jenson Button Brawn GP 100:44.282
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 129:38.373
2010 Mark Webber Red Bull 90:13.355
2010 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 120:42.742
2009 Fernando Alonso McLaren 100:29.329
2008 Fernando Alonso Renault 103:43.116
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 103:51.21
2004 Jarno Trulli Renault 99:45.400
2003 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams 102:19.01
2002 David Coulthard McLaren 105:39.055
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 47:22.6

F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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