Event: Monaco F1 Grand Prix
Track: Monaco Circuit

Weather: dry/wet  21.2-21.8°C
Tarmac: dry/wet  47.0-41.6°C
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 2.8 km/h South

Charles Leclerc scored his 6th F1 race win today. The Monegasque driver won his home Grand Prix for the very first time. It also was his first race win of the 2024 season. The Ferrari driver started from pole and drove to victory under pressure from Oscar Piastri the whole race. It was the 245th race win for Scuderia Ferrari.

2024 Monaco F1 GP Race Report

Charles Leclerc Triumphs on Home Turf at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

The eighth round of the 2024 Formula 1 season delivered a thrilling spectacle on the iconic streets of Monaco, where Charles Leclerc secured a landmark victory for Ferrari. The Monegasque driver, often haunted by misfortune at his home race, finally clinched the win that had eluded him for so long, achieving a lights-to-flag victory that will be remembered for years to come.

Leclerc's Home Glory

Leclerc's journey to this moment has been one of perseverance and dedication. Despite securing pole positions at Monaco in previous years, luck had never been on his side. This year, however, everything fell into place. Leclerc's flawless drive from pole to the checkered flag was a testament to his skill and determination. His victory was made even more emotional by the memory of his late father, who had been his biggest supporter.

In the post-race interviews, an emotional Leclerc said, "No words can explain this. I think because twice I started from pole and couldn't make it, it means more in a way. It was a race that made me dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver. In the last 15 laps, the emotions were coming - I was thinking of my Dad, he gave everything to get me here. It was a dream of his for me to race here and to win, so this is unbelievable."

Podium Celebrations

Joining Leclerc on the podium were McLaren's Oscar Piastri and Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz. Piastri, who has shown impressive form throughout the season, secured his best result of the year with a solid second-place finish. Sainz, who had a challenging race with early contact but managed to recover, was reinstated to third place after the red flag incident on the first lap.

Sainz expressed his delight in sharing the podium with Leclerc, saying, "It was a tight one and a very bad feeling there in Lap 1 that turned into a very good feeling getting reinstated into P3. But I'm extremely happy to see Charles win his home Grand Prix and getting to share it with him."

Race Dynamics and Incidents

The race started with drama as the red flags came out on the first lap following a three-car collision involving both Haas drivers and Red Bull's Sergio Perez. Esteban Ocon also retired early after contact with his Alpine teammate. These incidents set the tone for a race filled with strategic maneuvers and intense battles.

Leclerc's dominant performance was complemented by strategic excellence from Ferrari, who managed his race impeccably. The Monegasque driver's pace in the latter stages ensured he stayed clear of any potential threats from Piastri and Sainz.

Midfield Battles and Standout Performances

Yuki Tsunoda continued to impress with a strong performance, finishing eighth and extending his advantage over Lance Stroll in the drivers' championship. Williams also opened their account for the year, with Alex Albon finishing ninth, bringing valuable points to the team.

Pierre Gasly secured a point for Alpine, although the team found themselves falling behind Williams due to Albon's superior finish. Gasly's efforts were notable, given the team's struggles earlier in the season.

Best sector times during the 2024 Monaco F1 Grand Prix were:
  • 19.343 sec by Max Verstappen with the Red Bull RB29
  • 34.842 sec by Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes W15
  • 19.700 sec by Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes W15

Looking Ahead

As the teams and drivers prepare for a brief respite before the Canadian Grand Prix, the championship battle looks increasingly open. Red Bull, who appeared dominant early in the season, have faced recent challenges, including reliability issues and lackluster performances. With Leclerc's win in Monaco and McLaren's resurgence, the fight for both the drivers' and constructors' championships is far from over.

The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix will be remembered as a historic race for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari. The celebrations in Monte-Carlo are set to be legendary, as the local hero finally triumphed on home soil. As the season progresses, the battle for supremacy in Formula 1 continues to intensify, promising more excitement and drama in the races to come.

Classification 2024 Monaco GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 02:23:15.554 78
1
25
2 81 Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren 02:23:22.706 78
2
18
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari 02:23:23.139 78
3
15
4 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 02:23:24.204 78
4
12
5 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes 02:23:28.863 78
5
10
6 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 02:23:29.407 78
6
8
7 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 02:23:30.462 78
7
7
8 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy Racing Bulls 02:23:55.041 77
8
4
9 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams 02:24:09.606 77
9
2
10 10 France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine 02:24:15.795 77
10
1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin 02:23:19.408 76
16
0
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Italy Racing Bulls 02:23:19.818 76
13
0
13 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Sauber 02:23:20.042 76
19
0
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin 02:23:21.521 76
14
0
15 2 United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom Williams 02:23:24.580 76
17
0
16 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Sauber 02:24:10.814 76
20
0
DNF 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine Collision 0
11
0
DNF 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas Collision 0
12
0
DNF 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull Collision 0
18
0
DNF 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas Collision 0
15
0

Fastest lap: 1:14.165 min by Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W15 #44 on lap 63 @161.979 km/h

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6 F1 Fan comments on “2024 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Results

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    I'm happy Leclerc finally got his maiden Monaco GP victory, but what a nonsensical move by both Magnussen & Ocon.
    Magnussen has done many bad things, but this one is definitely the worst.
    He seriously should've backed off & especially accepted full responsibility in the interview pen instead of claiming Perez should've given him more space despite having zero obligation for that, given how much ahead he was.
    If he doesn't receive at least two penalty points for causing such a dangerous collision (given things such as exceeding track limits or gaining an advantage that way have led to 2 & 3 penalty points), I don't know what will, & I'd also be surprised if he gets another deal anymore, given how much damage he cost the team in the process.
    Ocon's move was equally stupid as he didn't have any chance of a successful move at Portier anyway.
    I wonder how this move will affect his & Gasly's working relationship moving on.
    FIA should also stop returning drivers to their original starting positions for post-suspension restarts.
    Sainz didn't deserve to get P3 back after making an error.

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  2. Brian T

    Maybe a couple of interesting storylines, but that was not a race of any interest.
    Time for some Monaco-specific rules or drop it from the calendar.

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  3. shroppyfly

    The race did highlight the bad bits of a race there, i think it should stay on the calendar, the fee isnt an issue, they have money coming out of there ears the royals, but yes modify the race and quali in some way , probable pressure from liberty if the viewing figures dipped at this race, will Max still win the WDC in 24 errr YES, btw all Ferrari and Mcls and even Mercs updates have helped them perform better , so what about Red Bulls updates?s

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    • shroppyfly

      Another issue is that Ferrari, McLaren and even Mercedes have developed their respective cars much more aggressively than Red Bull so far this year.

      "We trust our development process," chief engineer Paul Monaghan, who has reportedly just extended his Red Bull contract, told Speed Week. "And we have plenty of new parts coming."

      And theres the Answer, with the cars being the same in 25, i suppose they are delaying introducing new bits while the existing cars been good enough to win

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