The 2013 Monaco GP preview: Everything you need to know about Sunday's race!

It's time for the most prestigious race on the calendar

By Mike Wise.   Last Updated: 21/05/13 10:38am

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A unique event on the calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix is seen as the jewel in Formula 1's crown. It's the race every driver wants to win - and the one with a glitz and history that no other race can match.

Here, Sky Sports Online gives you some fast facts about F1's annual trip to the Riviera, plus Anthony Davidson's guide to the most famous street circuit of all.

Furthermore, with Sky Sports F1 showing exclusive live TV coverage of this year's race, we also have full listings for the week ahead.

THE 2013 MONACO GP IN A NUTSHELL
Track: Circuit de Monaco. Street circuit.

Race start time: 1pm UK time Sunday (2pm local).

Laps: 78.

Track length: 2.075 miles (3.340 km).

Tyres: Supersoft (Red) and Soft (Yellow).

DRS Zones: One (Pit Straight and between turns 19 and one).

Driver steward: Tom Kristensen.

Lap record (race): Michael Schumacher - 1:14.439 (Ferrari; 2004).

2012 pole: Mark Webber - 1:14.381 (Red Bull).

FORM GUIDE
Ayrton Senna has won more Monaco Grands Prix than anyone - six between 1987 and 1993 - with Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill each winning five times.

Of the current crop of drivers, Fernando Alonso (2006, 2007) and Mark Webber (2010, 2012) are the most successful on the streets of the Principality.

In the Constructors' stakes, McLaren are way out in front with 15 victories, seven more than Ferrari.

2012 result: 1. Mark Webber (Red Bull); 2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 4. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 5. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 6. Felipe Massa (Ferrari); 7. Paul di Resta (Force India); 8. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India); 9. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 10. Bruno Senna (Williams).

Last five winners: 2012: Mark Webber (Red Bull); 2011: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2010: Mark Webber (Red Bull); 2009: Jenson Button (Brawn); 2008: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren).

TYRE ALLOCATION
The race will be the last before Pirelli introduces a modified tyre range in Canada. Due to its tight, twisty nature, the Monaco track (the slowest on the calendar) does not place undue stresses on tyres; as such the soft and supersoft rubber have been nominated.

MONACO ODDS
Think you can break the bank? Well, you don't have to head to the Monte Carlo Casino to try. Here are some Sky Bet odds for the weekend:
Race winner - Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel (both 11/4)
Winning team - Red Bull (15/8)
First driver to retire - Romain Grosjean (10/1).
Price boost - Jenson Button to win (80/1).

SKY SPORTS F1's SCHEDULE
Monday May 20
8pm - GP Uncovered - 1957 Monaco GP
8.40pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2003
10.55pm - Monaco: The Greatest Race Of All

Tuesday May 21
8.30pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2008

Wednesday May 22
2pm - Live Drivers' Press Conference
7.45pm - Gear Up For Monaco
8.30pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2011

Thursday May 23
8:45am - Live Monaco GP Practice One
11am - Live Monaco GP2 Practice
12:45pm - Live Monaco GP Practice Two
3.10pm - Live Monaco GP2 Qualifying
4pm - F1 Team Principal Press Conf Replay
5pm - The F1 Show - Live
6pm - Monaco F1 GP Highlights 2012

Friday May 24
10.10am - Live Monaco GP2 Feature Race
5pm - The F1 Show - Live
6pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 1992
6.45pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 1996
7.30pm - GP Uncovered - 1955 Monaco GP

Saturday May 25
9:45am - Live Monaco GP Practice Three
12:00pm - Live Monaco GP Qualifying
3.05pm - Live Monaco GP2 Sprint Race
9.05pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook: Monaco

Sunday May 26
11:30am - The 2013 Monaco GP - Live!
4pm - F1 Legends - Gerhard Berger
7pm - Monaco F1 Grand Prix Highlights
8.30pm - Ted's Race Notebook: Monaco.

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