MAY 26th 2023

Simon Ostler

2023 Monaco Grand Prix Preview | 5 things to look out for

The Monaco Grand Prix is always a special weekend on the F1 calendar. While few of us are expecting fireworks on race day, you can’t beat the visual spectacle of an F1 car being hustled within millimetres of the barriers as they fly past the numerous iconic Monte Carlo landmarks.

It remains on the calendar for now, but history doesn’t count for much in F1 these days as the sport’s ownership is keen to explore new horizons and offer a broader appeal to an increasingly expansive audience. As such the Monaco Grand Prix is one of those venues we need to appreciate and enjoy while it lasts, because you can guarantee the same questions will be raised, as they always are post-race, of the circuit’s suitability to modern F1. It’s true, Monaco is as tight as ever, and the cars are simply too big for its confines these days, to the point that racing is virtually impossible, but more often than not the qualifying session on this most glamourous of weekends is one of the most exciting of the season.

The stage is set. The barriers are in position. So let’s take a look at the five things you’ll want to look out for at the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix.


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