Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) starts as the great favorite of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix that takes place this weekend. The Mexican driver won on this same track in 2022, but it must not be forgotten that the championship leader is still Max Verstappen with 119 points, 14 more than his teammate.

Pérez wants to repeat his triumph last year in Monaco, venue this weekend for the sixth Formula One World Grand Prix; in which the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) will clearly aim at his 33rd victory in the premier class -the third in Monte Carlo-; and in which his compatriot Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will seek to get on the podium for the third time in the most iconic race on the calendar.

Mad Max, arrives -after the cancellation of Imola- to achieve in Miami (USA), where he started ninth, his third victory of the season and the number 38 in his career.

The Monaco track is the shortest on the calendar. Of 3,337 meters and 19 curves, mostly slow: those that suit Fernando Alonso’s new car better. To which on Sunday it is planned to give 78 laps, to complete a route of 280.2 kilometers.

The double world champion from Asturias prevailed in Monte Carlo in 2006 -the year he revalidated the title- and repeated his victory a year later, with McLaren. On both occasions, starting from a ‘pole’ that among the luxury of the Mediterranean practically guarantees success.

Sainz, second last year -behind Checo-, will seek, at least, his third podium in the streets of Monte Carlo.

The one that would mean his sixteenth in F1 and the first of a season in which the man from Madrid occupies fifth place in the contest, with 44 points, twelve less than the seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

Honda will once again supply engines in Formula One after establishing an alliance with Aston Martin from 2026, the year in which F1 plans a regulatory change in power units.

Alonso and the Japanese engine manufacturer went through an ugly divorce in 2015 when the Spanish driver launched harsh criticism of Honda’s performance in F1. The two-time champion now drives for Aston Martin, and the British team announced an alliance with Honda from the 2026 season in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix this weekend can be seen on television both on DAZN and on Movistar within the package that includes the streaming platform.

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