WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo

The most unpredictable rally of the year. Relatively straight-forward asphalt roads in the French Alps are complicated by winter weather which places an emphasis on cunning tyre choices. Frequently, the skill to drive slowly as fast as possible is the key to success. Little is simple in the high mountains!

WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo
Date 19 - 22 January 2023
Entry list Download (PDF)
Servicepark Monaco harbour
Itinerary/Schedule Download (PDF)
Website https://acm.mc/
Hashtag #RallyeMonteCarlo
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About the rally

Rallye Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s jewel in the crown and the oldest event in the calendar.

First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco.

Although it is, essentially, an asphalt event, unpredictable mountain weather brings varied conditions. Competitors must expect snow, ice and dry asphalt – sometimes encountering all of these conditions within the very same stage!

Crews must balance the need for grip in winter weather with that required for dry asphalt. Shrewd tyre selection providing the best compromise for frequently changing conditions is key - and that's where the ability to ‘read’ conditions pays dividends.

Adding to the challenge is the fact that there is no mid-leg service on any of the rally's four days. Once the crews depart Monaco's picturesque harbour in the morning, only they can work on their cars, using tools carried in the vehicle, until they return in the evening.

 

Top 3 Highlights

  • Thursday evening’s start ceremony in front of Monte-Carlo’s famous casino.
  • The crackling atmosphere at the top of the Turini on the opening night.
  • Sunday afternoon’s finish with monarch Prince Albert due to present the prizes.
Top 3 Highlights

Servicepark

Is there a more picturesque backdrop to a service park than Monaco’s famous harbour? The Principality hosts the sole service park, with teams nestled around the water next to the Grand Prix circuit, surrounded by multi-million euro floating palaces behind.

Servicepark

Event History

  • Rallye Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s jewel in the crown and the oldest in the calendar.
  • First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco.
  • The 1966 rally became famed for its controversial outcome when giant-killing Mini Coopers claimed the top three places before being disqualified for alleged infringements of headlight regulations.
  • Sébastien Ogier’s 2019 victory was the closest in the rally’s history. The Frenchman won his sixth consecutive Monte by 2.2sec after a thrilling closing stage.
Event History
Rallye Monte-Carlo 2000 - Crews

Roll of honour

Wins

Driver

Years won

8

Sebastien Ogier

Sébastien Loeb

2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2022

4

Sandro Munari

Walter Röhrl

Tommi Mäkinen

1972*, 1975, 1976, 1977
1980, 1982, 1983, 1984
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

3

Didier Auriol
Carlos Sainz

1990, 1992, 1993

1991, 1995, 1998

Roll of honour

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