Playable, printable bingo cards for your 2022 Monaco Grand Prix watch party, with a special Monaco twist! Will Charles Leclerc finish the race? And will it be heroics into Sainte Devote, or NO heroics into Sainte Devote? You choose!
Formula 1 2022 Monaco Grand Prix
When is the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix?
The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2022 weekend takes place around the streets of Monaco on 27th – 29th May 2022. In a departure from previous years, there will be track action on the Friday in the form of F1 practice sessions and qualifying for the support races (Formula 2, Formula Regional by Alpine and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup). The support races will also each have a practice session on the Thursday afternoon.
Monaco is one of the most historic and iconic Grand Prix circuits of all, but many people (including drivers and team personnel) believe that modern Formula 1 cars are simply too big to be able to race properly round all those tight corners. In recent years there have been very few on track overtaking moves in the F1 race whereas the smaller Formula E cars have put on quite the spectacle around Monaco. The 2022 rule changes in F1 have certainly produced some exciting racing with more overtaking and wheel to wheel battles, but the cars are as big and heavy as last year so it remains to be seen whether Monaco 2022 will be a bit less processional than usual.
What’s on the Monaco Grand Prix bingo card?
Non track specific events
Monaco is such a distinctive event that most of the items on the card are Monaco specific. “Porpoising” has been left off this time as although most of the cars porpoise in the corners, it normally only gets mentioned in the commentary when someone is porpoising on a long straight and not only have Mercedes apparently solved that issue, Monaco is not known for its long straights. We’ve still got a couple of evergreen items in swearing on radio and driver criticises strategy. Unexpected podium is also back but following the events of Spain it means a podium appearance by any driver not in a Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes.
A special twist for Monaco
This is Monaco, home of one of the world’s most famous casinos – and there’s the opportunity to take a gamble on five of the items on the Monaco card by choosing whether you think the thing will or won’t happen before you start to play. Edit the list of items before generating the cards to include your preferred option, or delete as applicable on your printed card!
- Charles Leclerc does/doesn’t finish race – He has never finished his home race. Do you fancy his chances this time?
- Heroics into Ste Devote / No heroics into Ste Devote – To borrow a catchphrase from the F1 2019 video game, will there or won’t there be a first corner overtake or incident?
- Red Bull swimming pool / Swimming pool incident – The Red Bull swimming pool is BACK for this year! Will someone celebrate Red Bull success by jumping into it, as Christian Horner and Daniel Ricciardo have done in the past? Or if you don’t fancy Red Bull for the win, will there be an incident at the swimming pool complex during the race?
- Rain does/doesn’t affect race – Rain is forecast for race day. Will the track be wet enough for wets or inters to be used at any point?
- Safety car / No safety car – Monaco is a street race with scarily close barriers BUT these are some of the world’s best drivers and the organisers are famously good at clearing stopped cars off the track quickly. Faites vos jeux!
Other track specific events & topical references
For Monaco, we’ve got:
- In the barrier – in qualy or the race
- Lance Stroll! – if you know, you know (OK, OK, it means the TV coverage cutting away from something really exciting like an actual overtake)
- Celebrity on a boat – a great vantage point for the racing
- “Monaco, baby!” – often said by a driver celebrating a good result
- Driver misses session due to car damage – FP, qualy or race
- Non VER/LEC front row – can another driver grab a front row grid slot?
- Something happens in the tunnel – especially likely if the rest of the track is wet and the tunnel isn’t!
How To Play
The Monaco Grand Prix bingo cards have been set to a 3×3 grid size with 9 items to mark off which we think is plenty for a single Grand Prix weekend (the Formula One 2022 Season bingo cards, which are meant to be played over several months, are bigger at 5×5).
- Tap to start
- Edit the five “Monaco twist” items to your preferred option (or choose chaos by letting each player pick their option individually later!)
- Press Generate Bingo Cards.
- Choose the number of cards you’d like to print and press Generate Printable Cards.
- You’ll be taken to a page of cards, all different from each other and unique to you
- Print from your browser (adjusting the scaling via the printer settings if necessary) or save the URL for printing later
- Don’t want printed cards? Invite through email. Each person you invite will receive a link to their very own bingo card, and you’ll get your own card too. (We don’t store their email addresses).
- Touch or click on the grid square to mark a card online. If you mark a square during qualy it will still be marked when you return for the race.
- If you printed cards without editing the Monaco twist items first, players should delete as applicable BEFORE starting to play
If you like, you can also change the background and colours of the card (by clicking in the boxes below the card), add some items of your own to the list and/or remove some of our items if you don’t like them. This needs to be done after pressing Tap To Start but before pressing Generate Bingo Cards.
Once you’ve got your cards, mark off the events as they happen or are mentioned in the commentary over the race weekend. Who will be first to complete a line?
PRO TIP – Print out more cards then you need so you can pick one you like the look of, with something you think is a dead cert (e.g swearing on radio) in the centre square to boost your chances for 4 out of the 8 possible lines.