The glitz and glamour of the Monaco GP, the crown jewel of the 2023 Formula 1 season, is all set for this weekend.
This historic event, held on the renowned street circuit of Monte Carlo, could add more suspense with possible rainy conditions throughout the weekend.
The circuit, with its intricate and demanding nature, promises an exciting race for both drivers and teams. The battles at the front of the grid are heating up, with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez looking to notch another win following his victories in Saudi Arabia and Baku.
Meanwhile, his teammate Max Verstappen sits comfortably atop the drivers’ championship after the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna GP.
Despite a dominant win in Miami, Verstappen will be on high alert with Perez hot on his trail, aiming to close the 14-point gap. Meanwhile, Red Bull seek to extend their 122-point lead over Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship.
Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2
With rain likely to hit the circuit on all three days, the teams are gearing up for a wet weekend. The air temperature on Friday is expected to linger between 16 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying
Saturday also predicts some showers, potentially adding an extra layer of complexity to the teams’ qualifying strategies. Despite this, the air temperature should remain fairly consistent, ranging between 18 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Race day could see a mix of sun and clouds, with a light southerly wind. There’s also a slight chance of rain during the afternoon, which could make for a riveting race. Temperatures are expected to stay between 17 and 25 degrees Celsius throughout the day.