1. The Monte Carlo circuit is an urban race track located in the Principality of Monaco.
2. Monte Carlo is a special race for our driver, Norman Nato, since it can be considered his home race as it’s very close to Cannes, where he lives.
3. The circuit is a maze of walls and protection barriers, where drivers’ concentration, speed, bravery and precision, are put to the test.
4. In Monaco, traction and stability are more important than power and speed.
5. Last year, Racing Engineering‘s driver Alexander Rossi topped the qualifying session and finished second in the feature race.
6. The narrow circuit determines races in Monaco. It places race strategy and the ability of the driver above all other factors.
7. The first race in Monte Carlo took place in 1929. It was also the first time in history that a starting grid was defined by a qualifying session. Until then grid positions were determined by a draw.
8. The Fairmont Hairpin forces drivers to be very careful. Not only is it a very slow 180° corner, but it is also downhill.
9. The circuit has 19 corners: 10 right-handers and 9 left-handers, besides the start-finish straight, which is actually a very open corner.
10. In Monaco, the qualifying session is divided into two groups. Norman Nato will drive in group A and Jordan King in group B.