2019 Monaco Grand Prix Trackside Guide

Get ready for the most anticipated race on the Formula 1 calendar! The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix is coming up this weekend and here's the full on-track schedule for this year's race along with some tips for getting the most out of your trip to Circuit de Monaco.

The action in Monaco takes place on the streets of a functioning city, making access for spectators a little different here. Each day on race weekend, the track is closed to local traffic and pedestrians from early in the morning and then reopened in the early evening after the racing has finished. When the track is closed, you’ll need a valid ticket to enter the viewing areas inside the circuit. After it’s opened however, you can wander the city and streets at your leisure! That’s not the only thing that Monaco does a little differently to other Formula 1 races. The first full day of on-track action in Monaco takes place on Thursday, rather than Friday.

Good to Know

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On-Track Schedule

Thursday, 24 May

The on-track action starts early on Thursday in Monaco, when the young drivers in the Formula Renault series start their practice session at 8am! Soon after, the Formula 2 cars hit the track for their own practice session. The first of two 90-minute Formula 1 practice sessions begins at 11am and the second at 3pm. The last on-track action on Thursday is a practice session for the Porsche Supercup series. On Thursday, The track is closed to traffic from 06:00-19:30.

Formula Renault Practice Session 08:00 - 08:50
FIA Formula 2 Practice Session 09:15 - 10:00
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP1) 11:00 - 12:30
Formula 1 Rosberg laps 12:40 - 12:50
FIA Formula 2 Qualifying 13:20 - 14:00
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP2) 15:00 - 16:30
Porsche Supercup Practice Session 17:30 - 18:15

Friday, 25 May

Entry to the spectator areas and grandstands is free on Friday. There may not be any Formula 1action on the track, but it’s still worth going along for the main Formula 2 feature race, which starts at 11:30am. There’s also qualifying sessions for Formula Renault and Porsche Supercup earlier in the morning. The track is open from 2:30pm, making Friday afternoon one of the best times of the weekend to do your own track walk! You can also try your luck at the F1 drivers’ autograph session from 14:00-17:00 in the Monaco Grand Prix Fan Zone at Place d'Armes. On Friday, The track is closed to traffic from 06:00-14:30.

Formula Renault Qualifying 07:55 - 09:03
Porsche Supercup Qualifying 10:00 - 10:30
FIA Formula 2 First Race (42 laps / 60 mins) 11:30 - 12:35
Promoter Activity F1 Drivers Interviews & Autograph session (MGP Live Fan Zone, Place d'Armes) 14:00 - 17:00

Saturday, 26 May

The on-track action doesn’t begin until 10:15 on Saturday when the first Formula Renault race begins. This is followed by the final 60-minute Formula 1 practice session from midday and Formula 1 qualifying from 15:00-16:00. The action finishes on Saturday with the second Formula 2 race of the weekend. On Saturday, the track is closed to traffic from 08:00 to 19:30.

Formula Renault First Race (25 mins + 1 lap) 10:15 - 10:50
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP3) 12:00 - 13:00
Formula 1 Qualifying 15:00 - 16:00
FIA Formula 2 Second Race (30 laps / 45 mins) 17:15 - 18:05

Sunday, 27 May

Race day! The Porsche Supercup race begins at 10:30am and this is followed at midday by the second Eurocup Formula Renault race. After that, preparations begin in earnest for the main event, beginning with the F1 drivers' track parade. The 77th Monaco Grand Prix begins at 15:10 and normally runs close to the 2-hour limit. Don’t be in a hurry to leave the track at the end of the race. Soak up some of the atmosphere in the harbour area and do some celebrity spotting! On Sunday, the track is closed to traffic from 08:00 to 20:30.

Porsche Supercup Race (16 laps / 30 mins) 10:30 - 11:05
Formula Renault Second Race (25 mins + 1 lap) 12:00 - 12:35
Formula 1 F1 Drivers' Track Parade 13:30 - 13:45
Promoter Activity Starting Grid Presentation 14:40-14:50
Formula 1 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco (78 laps / 2 hours) 15:10 - 17:10
 Please note that the event schedule is subject to change. Please check Formula1.com for full schedule and updates, or download the “F1 Grand Prix” app for iOS or Android.


Official Ticket Packages for the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix go on sale on Tuesday, May 28. Choose from select grandstands or access to the Champions Club and Formula 1 Paddock Club, plus F1 legend meet-and-greets, superyacht parties and more.