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    2017 Monaco Grandprix



    The Monaco GP is the ultimate street circuit which has been hosting F1 GrandPrix since 1950. The unforgiving narrow streets lined with punishing AMCO barriers puts the drivers through their highest precision driving ability. Considered by many to be one of the most prestigious motorsport races of the year. And forms one of the Motorsport Triple Crown first and only attained by F1 Double World Champion Graham Hill, consisting of Monaco GP, Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hr endurance race.

    A Monaco lap is 3.3KM of 14 torturous tight chicanes, about six swooping fast corners and two main straights. The race is 78 laps of heart thumping, white knuckle and relentless flat out and slow. The most successful driver of the Monaco circuit is the illustrious Ayrton Senna, who won it 6 times. Graham Hill and Michael Schumacher have won it five times each. The most successfull drivers on the current grid to win this race are jointly by Alonso and Hamilton who have won it twice each. The most successful team of the circuit is Mclaren with 15 wins on this circuit.

    The fastest lap on this circuit is by Lewis Hamilton at 1:17:939 in the 2016 Mercedes W07. This was the scene of some disappointment for Ricciado who in the Redbull was set to win this race with some very impressive driving but was denied the win by a very rare Redbull pit error that gifted the win to Hamilton.


    Monaco is a chassis supremacy race, hence underpowered cars can mount an upset. But is the 2017 Redbull as good as the 2016 car? Can Ricciado and/or Verstapenn steal the front row and pole from Mercedes and Ferrari.

    It would be interesting to see how the long wheel base W08 car of Mercedes fairs on this track.
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    Torro Rosso looked pretty handy in practice. They could have an opportunity for a good result here. In the midfield Force India, Williams, Haas and McLaren look very closely matched. Probably some tiny margins in qualifying are going to make the difference between a bad weekend and a decent one for those teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    The most successful team of the circuit is Mclaren with 15 wins on this circuit.
    Or Brawn GP who have a 100% win rate.
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    Quali dawgz, and it looks like Ferrari are in the pound seats!
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    Hamilton struggling to even get out of Q2.... WTF is going on down there lol
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Hamilton no pace and 14th. That is unreal that a Mercedes can be that slow
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Boss out in q2!
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    So should The Boss start on soft and change to ss right away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveaki13 View Post
    Hamilton no pace and 14th. That is unreal that a Mercedes can be that slow
    Thinking the longer wheelbase of the Merc hasn't helped, but also seems Ferrari and Red Bull have upped their game.
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    Congrat's to Kimi a brilliant pole lap!
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