The grid in Monaco
Monte Carlo is one of the most difficult tracks as far as overtaking is concerned, and with little room for tactical surprises, as the strategy often is the same for all cars, the grid position becomes a key factor for the win.
Out of 54 Monaco Grands Prix run so far, the win has come from pole 22 times, 13 times from the second spot on the grid, and nine times from the third.
So a total of 44 races out of 54 (81 percent) were won from the first three positions on the grid. Since 1997 these have been the only starting positions of the race winner.