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Old 13th May 2009, 20:06   #1
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Default F1 2009 - Monaco GP

So time to move on to one of F1's famous races, the Monaco GP.

Now this being a very tight track, IMO cars with KERS should be having the advantage of the extra 90 odd horses to accelerate out of the corners.

Ferrari better not screw this one up. Its been long since we saw both Ferrari's finish with some points, that better happen atleast in this race. They seem to fast enough, only thing they need to work on is reliability and getting a good strategy.

MONACO GP
Number of laps - 78
Circuit length - 3.34kms
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Will it be dry or wet (like in 2009) ?

Fingers crossed, to see an all-Ferrari front row. Kimi had the fastest lap last season.
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Kimi's least favourite hunting ground . He prefers chilling on the yatch with some booze and the ladies . He somehow ends up crasing here and how can we forget Ferraris trademark "electrical problem" . Lets hope for the best though .
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Some other teams like BMW, Mclaren could improve. Unfortunately Renault has bad downforce, which could be a reason for their struggle in Monaco. Last year also the car lacked grip. Ferrari souldn't use the KERS in Monaco as overtaking is almost impossible on that track.
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Will it be dry or wet (like in 2009) ?

Fingers crossed, to see an all-Ferrari front row. Kimi had the fastest lap last season.
Kimi had the fastest lap almost every race last year hope theres a turn around for Ferrari this race
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Last year LH won in Monaco with style.This year i have practically written off Mclarens performence,to the extent that i have stopped seeing races,something which i started in 1994..year when Senna died in Imola.
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I agree the way the F1 cars are performing we are loosing interest to watch the race.. There is no fight back from either mclaren,Ferrari...Its just brawn, brawn n brawn
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Unfortunately Renault has bad downforce
You dont need too much downforce here since its a tight track.
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souldn't use the KERS in Monaco as overtaking is almost impossible on that track.
Exactly why KERS is needed in Monaco.
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Exactly why KERS is needed in Monaco.
KERS has proved to be a 'CURSE' this season.
I think they are better off dumping it at the earliest.
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KERS has proved to be a 'CURSE' this season.
I think they are better off dumping it at the earliest.
Im sure Alonso wouldn't agree on that with the kind of start he got a few races back, all thanks to KERS.
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I agree the way the F1 cars are performing we are loosing interest to watch the race.. There is no fight back from either mclaren,Ferrari...Its just brawn, brawn n brawn
Redbull is worth a challenge for brawn. If they get a good start and an effective strategy worked out, brawn might loose the top spot on the podium.
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Im sure Alonso wouldn't agree on that with the kind of start he got a few races back, all thanks to KERS.
I remember a comment from Flavio when he was asked about how well the KERS have helped. He said its only good to be used as a Ship Anchor!

Can we expect more carbon fibre pieces flying around Turn1 of Monaco and then SC for some 6 laps from the start?

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This being a relatively low speed circuit than other tracks, the guys concentrating more on aerodynamics wouldn't have that much of an advantage as the cars running with KERS.

This being Monaco, im sure we can expect some carbon fibre debris here and there
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Somehow I cant accept Red Bulls and Brawns in the front.Im not sure if KERS has helped them,or if Mclaren and Ferrari are missing something elementary.They just dont have straight line speeds as they had before.

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Somehow I cant accept Red Bulls and Brawns in the front.Im not sure if KERS has helped them,or if Mclaren and Ferrari are missing something elementary.They just dont have straight line speeds as they had before.

Once when i was flying from Gemrnay to France,I had Sebastian vettel checkin at Ryan Air Counter.I was surprised and approached him to ask,if doesnt get sponsored to fly in a pvt jet.To my astonishment he said" We are not Schumachers".
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