Monegasque Formula One Driver
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Monegasque Formula One Driver

Formula One drivers from Monaco
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Drivers5
Grands Prix103
Entries104
Starts96
Best season finish4th (2019)
Wins2
Podiums13
Pole positions9
Fastest laps4
Points457
First entry1950 British Grand Prix
First win2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Latest win2019 Italian Grand Prix
Latest entry2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
2021 driversCharles Leclerc

There have been five Formula One drivers from Monaco.[1][2]

Current drivers

Charles Leclerc currently competes for Scuderia Ferrari. He made his Formula One debut for Sauber at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.[3] In the 2018 season he finished a season high of sixth in Azerbaijan and finished the season on 39 points.[4][5] He is the first Monégasque driver to win a Formula One race, which he achieved at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix. He is also the first Monégasque driver to start a race from pole position or set a fastest lap, both of which he achieved at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix. Leclerc is due to drive for Ferrari until the end of 2024.[6]

Former drivers

Louis Chiron was Monaco's first Formula One driver.[7] He is better known for his pre-war efforts in motorsport, having won 21 Grands Prix (including the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix) before the World Championship began in 1950.[8][9] He was 50 when the first World Championship Grand Prix came around. His only points finish was a 3rd at his home race in Monaco in 1950.[10] He did the full 1951 season bar the Indy 500 and only made sporadic appearances after that.[11] He is still the oldest person to take part in a grand prix being 55 years when he competed in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, he is also the oldest person to enter a race when he entered the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix.[11][12]

André Testut entered in his home race on 2 occasions - 1958 and 1959. Both times he failed to qualify his privateer Maserati 250F.[13]

45 years after Testut failed to make the grid in 1959, Olivier Beretta was signed by Larrousse for the 1994 season.[14] He competed in 10 Grands Prix with a best result of 7th at the German Grand Prix before his sponsorship money ran out and was replaced with Philippe Alliot.[15] He finished 8th in his only attempt at his home race.[16] He later switched his focus to sports-cars.

Dutch-born Robert Doornbos competed under a Monegasque license due to FIA license regulation in 2005.[2][] He only competed in the last 7 races of the season with a highest finishing position of thirteenth meaning he finished last in the championship with no points.[17][18] He would represent the Netherlands in 2006.

Timeline

* Doornbos competed under a Dutch racing license in 2006

References

  1. ^ "Monaco - Drivers". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019. - This citation fails to mention Robert Doornbos who competed as a driver from both Monaco and the Netherlands, however StatsF1 only list him as having driven for the Netherlands
  2. ^ a b "FIA Formula One World Championship Season Guide 2005". FIA. Archived from the original on 8 April 2006. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Charles LECLERC". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Charles LECLERC - Involvement". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "2018". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (23 December 2019). "Leclerc extends Ferrari F1 contract until 2024". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Monaco - Grands Prix started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Louis Chiron". www.grandprix.com. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Louis Chiron | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Louis CHIRON - Points". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Louis CHIRON - Involvement". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Statistics Drivers - Grands Prix - By age". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "André TESTUT - Grands Prix not started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Olivier BERETTA - Seasons". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Olivier BERETTA - Involvement". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Olivier BERETTA - Monaco". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Robert DOORNBOS - Grands Prix started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "2005". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Monaco - Grands Prix started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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