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Old 9th May 2010, 20:42   #1
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Default 2010 F1 Monaco - Monte Carlo

Situated in the mediterrenian sea, regarded as one of the Best F1 Circuits in the world.

A street circuit, makes overtaking a bit difficult.

Michael Schumacher has the lap record at that circuit in 2004.

Thu 13 May 2010Practice 110:00 - 11:30Practice 214:00 - 15:30


Sat 15 May 2010
Practice 311:00 - 12:00
Qualifying
14:00


Sun 16 May 2010

Race
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Hi,

Greetings of the day!

After answering the critics on track yesterday MS will show some more at Monaco. Mercedes really want increase the pace to catch Redbull by tail.

Best of Luck MS and Merc

Cheers!
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dont think anyone will be catching the red bulls for the next 3-4 races..
monaco is always an exception though..

Ferrari & Mclaren need some serious development
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The Bulls were not the fastest cars in terms of sheer engine speed, but the car is so good aerodynamically that it was a class act in Spain.

Monaco is not at all about straight line speed but all about aero and balance which the Bull has in plenty, the only let down for them will be if Webbo and Vetel decide to get too friendly with the barriers.

The challengers to the Bulls would be the Mclarens more than the MGPs, they've always had a better balanced and sorted car for Monaco, i am hoping Alonso will be in his points collection mode again.
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The Bulls were not the fastest cars in terms of sheer engine speed, but the car is so good aerodynamically that it was a class act in Spain.

Monaco is not at all about straight line speed but all about aero and balance which the Bull has in plenty, the only let down for them will be if Webbo and Vetel decide to get too friendly with the barriers.

The challengers to the Bulls would be the Mclarens more than the MGPs, they've always had a better balanced and sorted car for Monaco, i am hoping Alonso will be in his points collection mode again.

Ha ha ... rightly said.

A track where overtaking is almost impossible, it needs to be seen, who qualifies better in the Qualifiers.
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Michael Schumacher has the lap record at that circuit in 2004.
Yeah, Michael did it in the 1:14.xxx in 2004 to achieve the fastest lap time on Monaco which to be honest was not very surprising at the time, but whats surprising to me was to find out recently that Ayrton Senna did the slowest ever lap at Monaco back in 1984. I did not see that coming.
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The Bulls were not the fastest cars in terms of sheer engine speed, but the car is so good aerodynamically that it was a class act in Spain.

Monaco is not at all about straight line speed but all about aero and balance which the Bull has in plenty, the only let down for them will be if Webbo and Vetel decide to get too friendly with the barriers.

The challengers to the Bulls would be the Mclarens more than the MGPs, they've always had a better balanced and sorted car for Monaco, i am hoping Alonso will be in his points collection mode again.
Monaco is actually all about mechanical grip.
Aero efficiency plays a very small role here due to the lack of high speed corners.. so teams just pile on the aero bits hoping for a lot more downforce
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Expect the Redbulls to be glued on the track with their current downforce levels.

But, both Vettel(?) & Webber never had a good show at Monaco! It will all be down to the drivers.

The driver who can be tight nerved on Sunday will runaway with the win. I am expecting more SC situations as well this time! Some rain should make things more interesting during a usually boring Monaco weekend.
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Monaco is actually all about mechanical grip.
Aero efficiency plays a very small role here due to the lack of high speed corners.. so teams just pile on the aero bits hoping for a lot more downforce
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Expect the Redbulls to be glued on the track with their current downforce levels.

But, both Vettel(?) & Webber never had a good show at Monaco! It will all be down to the drivers.

The driver who can be tight nerved on Sunday will runaway with the win. I am expecting more SC situations as well this time! Some rain should make things more interesting during a usually boring Monaco weekend.

At Monte carlo, there is no point in having a fast car.

We can expect slower cars to get better results here.

There are handful of drivers who have huge experience driving on this track

1) Michael Schumacher -- Veteran, also has the unbeaten record for the fastest on this track. Has won many a times here. Knows the circuit like the back of his hand.

2) Alonso -- Not a new track for him, can be considered a veteran when it comes to this track

3) Massa -- With Schumi, he's done wonders on this track many a times.

You cannot rule others out, since this year its a different ball game all together.

One more day and we get to the Thursdays qualifying.
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There are handful of drivers who have huge experience driving on this track

1) Michael Schumacher -- Veteran, also has the unbeaten record for the fastest on this track. Has won many a times here. Knows the circuit like the back of his hand.

2) Alonso -- Not a new track for him, can be considered a veteran when it comes to this track

3) Massa -- With Schumi, he's done wonders on this track many a times.
and then there's Lewis Hamilton who claims its his favorite track. Plus its almost like a home grand prix for Jenson Button who won here last year, so i doubt he'd want to settle for any less than a victory either.

But looking at the cars so far this season Red Bull seems to be a strong contender for a high downforce circuit like this.

All that money everyone spent on the F-ducts will mostly be useless at Monaco. Talk about getting f-ducted!
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there's a prediction of rain over the weekend!
all hell is going to break loose

not to mention chaotic Q1 with 24 cars on track.
sure we'l see some big guys not making it to Q2
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I agree ...
it would be really chaotic with 24 cars on the starting grid.
I would predict safety car to come into the picture right at the begining itself; till first few laps. ;-)
Though, I pray we wont see many mishaps in the race.

I would go with my TOP 5 for this race :
1) Alonso
2) Schumi
3) Hamilton
4) Button
5) Massa
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Practice one results; nice to see FIF1 in top ten

1 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:15.927 32
2 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:16.00026
3 R. Kubica Renault F1 1:16.016 28
4 M. Webber Red Bull 1:16.382 25
5 F. Massa Ferrari 1:16.517 30
6 M. Schumacher Mercedes Grand Prix 1:16.589 21
7 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:16.647 32
8 J. Button McLaren 1:16.692 30
9 A. Sutil Force India F1 1:16.805 23
10 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.857 31
11 N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 1:17.149 15
12 R. Barrichello Williams 1:17.331 28
13 V. Liuzzi Force India F1 1:17.704 27
14 V. Petrov Renault F1 1:17.718 39
15 J. Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.991 37
16 N. Hulkenberg Williams 1:18.397 39
17 P. de la Rosa Sauber 1:18.434 38
18 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:18.547 2
19 T. Glock Virgin Racing 1:19.527 24
20 H. Kovalainen Lotus F1 1:19.606 32
21 J. Trulli Lotus F1 1:19.902 31
22 L. Di Grassi Virgin Racing 1:20.566 18
23 B. Senna HRT F1 Team 1:21.688 28

Rosberg struggling to find good balance and also Button slower than schumi; nice to see that
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^^ Where is Car No.24

Man! Chandok should have just waited rather than spending time here without even getting an opportunity to drive!
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1 Fernando Alonso ESP 8 Ferrari 1'14.904 36 in pits
2 Nico Rosberg GER 4 Mercedes 1'15.013 40 in pits
3 Sebastian Vettel GER 5 Red Bull 1'15.099 48 in pits
4 Felipe Massa BRA 7 Ferrari 1'15.120 45 in pits
5 Michael Schumacher GER 3 Mercedes 1'15.143 38 in pits
6 Robert Kubica POL 11 Renault 1'15.192 39 in pits
7 Lewis Hamilton GBR 2 McLaren 1'15.249 32 in pits
8 Adrian Sutil GER 14 Force India 1'15.460 42 in pits
9 Jenson Button GBR 1 McLaren 1'15.619 38 in pits
10 Mark Webber AUS 6 Red Bull 1'15.620 28 in pits
11 Vitaly Petrov RUS 12 Renault 1'15.746 44 in pits
12 Sébastien Buemi SUI 16 Toro Rosso 1'16.276 46 in pits
13 Nico Hülkenberg GER 10 Williams 1'16.348 48 in pits
14 Rubens Barrichello BRA 9 Williams 1'16.522 38 in pits
15 Tonio Liuzzi ITA 15 Force India 1'16.528 42 in pits
16 Pedro de la Rosa ESP 22 BMW Sauber 1'16.599 36 in pits
17 Kamui Kobayashi JPN 23 BMW Sauber 1'16.818 46 in pits
18 Jaime Alguersuari ESP 17 Toro Rosso 1'17.023 28 in pits
19 Heikki Kovalainen FIN 19 Lotus 1'18.184 48 in pits
20 Lucas di Grassi BRA 25 Virgin 1'18.478 38 in pits
21 Jarno Trulli ITA 18 Lotus 1'18.667 13 in pits
22 Timo Glock GER 24 Virgin 1'18.721 42 in pits
23 Karun Chandhok IND 20 HRT F1 1'20.313 36 in pits
24 Bruno Senna BRA 21 HRT F1 1'22.148 11 in pits

Alonso seems to be the man to beat and other thing is Rosberg faster than Schumi
Sutil in 8th place
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