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Hidden heroes of Monaco

In this new video series, we go behind the scenes to discover the hard working volunteers who each play their part to make the Monaco Grand Prix a success.


How do high achievers secure their future? How do they overcome life's challenges and what can we learn from them? We sat down with 12 top performers in and around Formula One to discuss achieving sustained success and future proofing.

Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

In our new video Finding an Edge, we see Lewis Hamilton in a brand new optic as he dissects some key factors in his life that made him one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers on the planet.


Full version, 2018 (1 min, 5 secs) Hidden heroes of Monaco

Full version, 2018 (3 mins 28 secs) The Decision: a conversation with Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver

Full version, 2017 (4 mins 30 secs) Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton



Germany Facts
– Hockenheim


20 July – 22 July, 2018

  • First Grand Prix: 1970
  • Number of laps: 67
  • Circuit length: 4.574 km
  • Race distance: 306.458 km
  • Lap record held by Kimi Räikkönen (2004) 1:13.780

The original Hockenheim circuit was built in 1939 as a high-speed test track for Mercedes-Benz, who needed a venue to test for the Tripoli Grand Prix.

Hungary Facts
– Budapest


27 July – 29 July, 2018

  • First Grand Prix: 1986
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.381 km
  • Race distance: 306.63 km
  • Lap record held by Michael Schumacher (2004): 1:19.071

The track was built in just nine months in order to host the 1985 Hungarian Grand Prix. It has one of the longest runs from the start to Turn 1 on the calendar where often the lead changes; the pole position driver has won only once in the last 11 years.

Belgium Facts
– Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

24 August – 26 August, 2018

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 44
  • Circuit length: 7.004 km
  • Race distance: 308.052 km
  • Lap record held by Sebastian Vettel (2009): 1:47.263

The most famous part of the circuit is the Eau Rouge / Raidillon combination. Drivers race down a straight to where the track crosses the Eau Rouge stream for the first time, before being launched steeply uphill into a sweeping left-right-left collection of corners with a blind summit. The following right-hander that leads steeply uphill is called "Raidillon". The corner requires an amount of skill from the driver to negotiate it well.

Coming soon: The in-depth race strategy report by our expert James Allen

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