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Old 19th May 2012, 18:55   #1
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The Monte Carlo Circuit - Monaco Nothing much to be said about this circuit which makes overtaking most difficult, anyways, we dont get to see many overtaking moves this year due to tyre degradation.

The only casualty this race is MICHAEL SCHUMACHER'S 5 place Grid penalty, need to see what he does.Also we are now used to a NEW PATTERN, New Race Winner every race, wonder why such an unusual pattern, . But we are loving it

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THURSDAY 24 May 2012

Practice 1 13:30 - 15:00

Practice 2 17:30 - 19:00


SATURDAY 26 May 2012

Practice 3 14:30 - 15:30

QUALIFYING 17:30


SUNDAY 27 May 2012


RACE-DAY 17:30



MONTE CARLO - TRACK DETAILS

Race Date: 27 May 2012

Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco

Number of Laps: 78

Circuit Length: 3.340 km

Race Distance: 260.520 km

Lap Record: 1:14.439 - M Schumacher (2004)
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Old 19th May 2012, 22:33   #2
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There have been some track changes for this years monaco grand prix. The barrier in the Nouvelle Chicane has been moved back 14.6 metres. This is where Perez had the big shunt last year, had a concussion and missed the race. Other changes to the bump at the tunnel exit, wider pit exit and escape roads. Cannot get pictures of other changes.

More details here: Monaco GP organisers announce track changes for 2012 race - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

You can see the changes at around 1.15 mark. This is taken from the Historic Grandprix -

Also an interesting video fo 1957 monaco grand prix. You can really see the elevation changes of the track -
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The title says it all.
How McLaren defined 15 days at the Monaco GP | Specials | Features | F1PULSE.com
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The crown jewel of all F1 races is here! This should be a mega race. Teams with better qualifying pace will be looking to lock out the front row and manage the race from there.

Will be interesting to see how strategies play out. I am sure though that we will see teams push the Pirellis to their absolute limits only to get it wrong in the race and start losing lap time dramatically towards the end.

Team mate battles will be very interesting here. Will this be the final nail in Massa's coffin?
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I know they hardly stand a chance but I will continue to root for Sahara Force India here as well. Going by the season so far, who is to say that SFI will not win? of finish with excellent points? Qualifying will be where the race will be (other than the unfortunate crashes). With the tire situation and the circuit layout and difficult overtaking, I am thinking the Saturday races will be of utmost importance.
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So far we have seen teams compromising qualifying to have better tires for races. In Monaco, grid position is everything, how will teams handle this? Also you can't wait for last minute to set a timed lap unlike other tracks. Anybody can crash here bringing out red flag, so qualifying is going to be really interesting.

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Going a bit Off Topic here,

Lotus F1 team joins hands with Angry birds, Hope this makes Kimi more aggressive and be on the podium again

Kimi's cap already has an Angry bird and so has the nose cone, cant wait to see some fireworks....

Lotus F1 Team :: Incoming!

Lotus F1 Team :: Watch Out! The Birds Have Landed! 'Lotus F1 Team Angry Birds' Game Goes Live!

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Practice 1 completed with Red Flag - : Engine Failure (of KOV i guess) in the tunnel. Today's top 10: ALO,GRO,PER,HAM,MAL,MAS,KOB,BUT,VET,ROS.
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Alonso was fastest in first practice for the Monaco.

The Renault engine in Heikki' Caterham blew in the tunnel. Huge plume of smoke and oil meant the session was stopped at 80 minutes.

Fernando Alonso tops first Monaco GP practice - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
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Good to see Ferrari getting some pace in Monaco and as always Alonso is leading. I hope he takes the pole position on Saturday as well. As for Sunday, well, you just cant predict what may or may not happen after looking at the past five races.

Massa also found some pace this time landing himself in the top 10, for now.

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Going by the Permutation and Combination theory...!

This time too we will have a new Winner, and hopefully Schumi on the Podium.

5 races down and things are now getting PREDICTABLE
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Thrursday second session times. marred by rain.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap
1 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’15.746
2 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’16.138
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’16.602
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’16.661
5 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’16.820
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’17.021
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’17.148
8 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’17.153
9 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’17.293
10 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’17.303
11 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.375
12 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’17.395
13 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’17.655
14 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’17.800
15 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’18.251
16 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’18.440
17 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’18.522
18 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’18.808
19 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’19.267
20 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’19.309
21 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’20.029
22 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’20.240
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’20.631
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’20.886
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Watch out for Massa. On pole in quali and then going onto win the race.
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Ferrari is not very comfortable in Monaco. Alonso came very close to the top step last season only for the red flag to save Vettel in the end.

There was limited running in both practice, but Massa looks comfortable in the F2012. And that means only one thing, the car is better to drive. Let's see what Alonso can get out of it.

Lotus has a very good chance as well. And going by the season so far, it reads very well for Lotus indeed. But they really need to work on the strategy.

Hope Kimi gets the E20' steering to his liking.
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Going by the Permutation and Combination theory...!

This time too we will have a new Winner, and hopefully Schumi on the Podium.

5 races down and things are now getting PREDICTABLE
How about a new team winning this GP? Lotus, Sauber or SFI
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