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2016 Monaco GP Pre-Race Stats

Monaco! The race where half the grid ignore the silly helmet rule and have a special helmet anyway.

The Monaco GP is the second most used race in F1, behind only the Italian GP, having been used 62 times since 1950. In the previous 62 races 28 (45.16%) have been won from pole position and 42 (67.74%) from the front row of the grid. 33 different drivers have won the Monaco GP, 14 of which have won the race multiple times. McLaren and Ayrton Senna hold the records for most wins at Monaco, 15 for McLaren and six for Senna (five of which were in a row).

Of the drivers on the grid Rosberg has the most wins in Monaco with three, Alonso has two and Button and Hamilton have one each. The track is the shortest on the calendar at 3.340km long and has the most laps with 78. The track does of course have the shortest race distance being the only exception to the 305km rule and is just 260.520km long in total. With cars being around 2 seconds quicker this year there is a good chance of the qualifying lap record (which I believe to be 1:13.644 but not 100% certain) being beaten this year.

Nico Hulkenberg celebrated his 100th GP a few races ago, but this weekend will be his 100th race start, assuming he does start the race. Vettel is the current all-time F1 points leader, but if Hamilton can win the race and Vettel finishes eighth or lower Hamilton will pass him and take the record.

The Silly Stats

Monaco is often associated with glamour, and the most unglamourous creature known to man, the Blobfish, is around 70cm long. This means that you could line 4771 of them around a lap of Monaco, which is more than enough to scare off most of the pointless celebrities that always find their way to the grid and feign interest in F1.

You could line up over 1,200 roulette tables around the Monaco GP circuit, or if you wanted to completely cover the track surface with dice, you’d need around 101,239,313 ¾ inch dice.

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