Monaco Circuit has 3.3 km, 78 laps with a race distance of 260 km; 5 very short highspeed straches, 7 slow turns, 0 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed around 290 km/h.
Best Preview by Mark Webber:
The Monaco Grand Prix held since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. The Circuit de Monaco consists of the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, which includes the famous harbour. The race circuit has many elevation changes, tight corners, and a narrow course that makes it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One racing. Despite the fact that the course has had minor changes several times during its history, it is still considered the ultimate test of driving skills in F1.
Lap Record: 1:14.439 - M Schumacher (2004)
Mercedes engine dominated this circuit and with the current configuration of the track, since 2003,winners are : Juan Pablo Montoya - Williams-BMW 2003; Jarno Trulli - Renault 2004; Kimi Raikkonen - McLaren Mercedes 2005; Fernando Alonso - Renault 2006; Fernando Alonso - McLaren Mercedes 2007; Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes 2008; Jenson Button - Brawn Mercedes 2009; Mark Webber – RedbullRacing 2010.
Lets see last year pole gained by Mark Webber with very nice commentary from BBC: