Monaco fastest laps down the years

Monaco fastest laps down the years

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Chunky La Funga

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5,184 posts

193 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Thought this was interesting. Schumacher's 2004 Ferrari is still the quickest. A couple of outliers caused by wet conditions in there.

Year Time Driver
1950 1:51.000 Juan Manuel Fangio
1955 1:42.400 Juan Manuel Fangio
1956 1:44.400 Juan Manuel Fangio
1957 1:45.600 Juan Manuel Fangio
1958 1:40.600 Mike Hawthorn
1959 1:40.400 Jack Brabham
1960 1:36.200 Bruce McLaren
1961 1:36.300 Stirling Moss & Richie Ginther
1962 1:35.500 Jim Clark
1963 1:34.500 John Surtees
1964 1:33.900 Graham Hill
1965 1:31.700 Graham Hill
1966 1:29.800 Lorenzo Bandini
1967 1:29.500 Jim Clark
1968 1:28.100 Richard Attwood
1969 1:25.100 Jackie Stewart
1970 1:23.200 Jochen Rindt
1971 1:22.200 Jackie Stewart
1972 1:40.000 Jean-Pierre Beltoise
1973 1:28.100 Emerson Fittipaldi
1974 1:27.900 Ronnie Peterson
1975 1:28.670 Patrick Depailler
1976 1:30.280 Clay Regazzoni
1977 1:31.070 Jody Scheckter
1978 1:28.650 Niki Lauda
1979 1:28.820 Patrick Depailler
1980 1:27.418 Carlos Reutemann
1981 1:27.470 Alan Jones
1982 1:26.354 Riccardo Patrese
1983 1:27.283 Nelson Piquet
1984 1:54.334 Ayrton Senna
1985 1:22.637 Michele Alboreto
1986 1:26.607 Alain Prost
1987 1:27.685 Ayrton Senna
1988 1:26.321 Ayrton Senna
1989 1:25.501 Alain Prost
1990 1:24.468 Ayrton Senna
1991 1:24.368 Alain Prost
1992 1:21.598 Nigel Mansell
1993 1:23.604 Alain Prost
1994 1:21.076 Michael Schumacher
1995 1:24.621 Jean Alesi
1996 1:25.205 Jean Alesi
1997 1:53.315 Michael Schumacher
1998 1:22.948 Mika Häkkinen
1999 1:22.259 Mika Häkkinen
2000 1:21.571 Mika Häkkinen
2001 1:19.424 David Coulthard
2002 1:18.023 Rubens Barrichello
2003 1:14.545 Kimi Räikkönen
2004 1:14.439 Michael Schumacher
2005 1:15.842 Michael Schumacher
2006 1:15.143 Michael Schumacher
2007 1:15.284 Fernando Alonso
2008 1:16.689 Kimi Räikkönen
2009 1:15.154 Felipe Massa

rhysenna

689 posts

142 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Is 1985 correct?

Chunky La Funga

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5,184 posts

193 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Strange to consider that even Karun Chandhok has a car beneath him that'll get him round Monaco faster than Ayrton Senna ever circulated the Principality.

LocoBlade

5,498 posts

212 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Chunky La Funga said:
Strange to consider that even Karun Chandhok has a car beneath him that'll get him round Monaco faster than Ayrton Senna ever circulated the Principality.
Or look at it another way, Hispania can't lap much quicker than a car 10 years out of date by modern standards.

Edited by LocoBlade on Saturday 15th May 17:07

Mazda Baiter

37,068 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Gaz. said:
What changed after the 1971 race?
1972 was wet.
The circuit changed in 1973 to make the swimming pool chicane, rasscasse (sp) and Antony Noghes. Before there was just the Gasworks hairpin after Tabac.

Iirc it was somewhere around the late 80s that the Nouvelle chicane was made instead of being a fast, one racing line chicane.

Mazda Baiter

37,068 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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rhysenna said:
Is 1985 correct?
Last year of unrestricted turbos?

Probably in the middle of a tyre war too. I'll check in a bit.

FourWheelDrift

80,223 posts

240 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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rhysenna said:
Is 1985 correct?
They have made quite a few subtle changes to the circuit over the years, the chicane after the tunnel used to be quicker than it is today and 1985 might have been the last year of the fast chicane.

1985 lap of the circuit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYEtWoAfSIY chicane at 1m06s

Edited by FourWheelDrift on Saturday 15th May 17:50

woof

8,455 posts

233 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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as said - the circuit has changed alot over the years.
Even recently they "claimed" back some land from the harbour a few years back that allowed them to build the new pits and that changed the track as well.

current
Length 3.34 km (2.075 mi)
Turns 18
Lap record 1:14.439 (Germany Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)

1997-2002
Length 3.367 km (2.092 mi)
Turns 25
Lap record 1:18.023 (Brazil Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2002)

1986-1996
Length 3.368 km (2.092 mi)
Turns 25
Lap record 1:21.076 (Germany Michael Schumacher, Benetton-Ford, 1994, )

1976-1985
Length 3.312 km (2.058 mi)
Turns 23
Lap record 1:22.637 (Italy Michele Alboreto, Ferrari, 1985,)

1973-1975
Length 3.278 km (2.037 mi)
Turns 20
Lap record 1:27.9 (Sweden Ronnie Peterson, Lotus-Ford, 1974, )

Original circuit (1929-1972)
Length 3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Turns 14
Lap record 1:22.2 (United Kingdom Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford, 1971, )





Edited by woof on Saturday 15th May 18:21

kiteless

9,521 posts

160 months

Saturday 15th May 2010
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Never knew that Richard Attwood was a F1 driver.

Learn something new every day.


rhysenna

689 posts

142 months

Sunday 16th May 2010
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FourWheelDrift said:
rhysenna said:
Is 1985 correct?
They have made quite a few subtle changes to the circuit over the years, the chicane after the tunnel used to be quicker than it is today and 1985 might have been the last year of the fast chicane.

1985 lap of the circuit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYEtWoAfSIY chicane at 1m06s

Edited by FourWheelDrift on Saturday 15th May 17:50
Think your right. Would account for the time. Nice 1.