Round 5/13

Round 5: Monaco

Monaco ePrix

The fifth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship takes place in the world-famous Principality of Monaco.

The Monaco ePrix returns for the second time in the Championship’s short history. Once again cars will battling against each other around a track that uses a modified configuration of the iconic Formula E street circuit. The 2015 Monaco ePrix saw NextEV NIO’s Nelson Piquet Jr claim a podium finish.

Did you know?!

Monaco is famous for its casino in Monte Carlo. However, residents of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or even enter the casino!

People native to Monaco are called Monegasque. A person born in a foreign country but resident in Monaco is a Monacoian.

In 1956, glamorous American actress Grace Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, thus becoming Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.

The Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Monaco's total area is only 2 square kilometres (1.24 square miles).

The Museum of Oceanography was founded by Monaco’s Prince Albert I in 1910 after spending much of his life sailing the world’s oceans, studying their inhabitants and developing ways to preserve them.

The reigning monarch, Prince Albert II is a friend of Formula E and has his own Foundation; whose purpose is to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable development.