2023 Monaco GP: Preview, Where to watch, Dates, Schedule, Live Streaming details

There might be a situation where the Red Bulls fail to complete their laps before the end of the session due to some incident which might completely turn the grid around.

Lewis Hamilton in the Monaco GP. (Image: Twitter/@LewisHamilton)
By Nilavro Ghosh | May 24, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Last Sunday, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was postponed due to horrific weather conditions and flooding in the region, which means that the last time fans saw a Formula One race was at the 2023 Miami GP. In the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday, Max Verstappen defeated Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez to win. After qualifying ninth, Verstappen overtook the pole-sitter in the closing laps to reclaim the 2023 championship lead. Perez had cut Verstappen’s lead in the championship to just six points with a Sprint and Grand Prix double in Azerbaijan last time out, and a wild qualifying session at the Miami International Autodrome gave him a great chance to overtake Verstappen.

Verstappen, on the other hand, skillfully extended his initial stint on hards to rise from P9 to P1 through a series of fine moves, and he eventually emerged just behind his teammate with a fresh set of mediums late in the race. Perez, on the other hand, led the first half of the race on a medium-hard tyre strategy. Verstappen easily passed Perez with 10 laps left to take the lead, and he would not give it up. As a result, Perez was forced to settle for second place and lost some of the ground he had gained in the title race.

Verstappen not only claimed a commanding victory but also the ‘Driver of the Day’ honour and the fastest lap bonus point to add to his tally. Fans were duly impressed by his charge through the field. The Red Bulls were once again in a class of their own, so Fernando Alonso and the Aston Martin were left to take third place as the “best of the rest,” giving the new team four podium finishes in as many races. Due in part to teammate Lewis Hamilton avoiding him earlier in the race while using a different strategy and beating Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz in the process, George Russell was the leading Mercedes driver in fourth place.

Monaco GP preview

While some may suggest Monaco is the most boring and predictable race of the year, that is actually not the case. The narrow streets of Monte Carlo make overtaking a highly difficult task even for the most skillful and experienced drivers. Therefore. what matters more than anything is qualifying. There is no doubt that Red Bull Racing is the fastest team on the track by far and has two of the best drivers in motor racing today in Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen. However, crashes, yellow flags and red flags are not uncommon in Monaco at all.

There might be a situation where the Red Bulls fail to complete their laps before the end of the session due to some incident which might completely turn the grid around. If the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin or Mercedes can get into the front row, it will be extremely difficult for the Bulls to take the lead later on in the race. Fernando Alonso of Aston had said earlier in the season that with their race pace, they could have a real chance of conquering the streets of Monaco and win their first race of the season.


Here is the full schedule for the 2023 Monaco GP weekend.

DateEventTime (IST)Time (Local)
Friday, May 26Practice 118:00-19:0013:30-14:30
Friday, May 26Practice 221:30-22:3017:00-18:00
Saturday, May 27Practice 317:00-18:0012:30-13:30
Saturday May 27Qualifying20:30-21:3016:00-17:00
Sunday, May 28Race19:3015:00

Live Streaming details

Australia – Fox Sports, Foxtel, Kayo, Network Ten

Canada – RDS, RDS 2, TSN, Noovo

India – F1 TV

Italy – Sky Italia

UK – Sky Sports, C4

USA – ESPN, ESPN Deportes