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    F1 2021 - G.P. Nº 5 - MÓNACO

    FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 5
    GRAN PREMIO DE MÓNACO
    Circuit de Mónaco .
    Circuit de Monaco,
    c/o Automobile Club de Monaco,
    23 boulevard Albert 1er,
    98000 Monaco


    HORARIOS:
    Jueves 20 de Mayo :
    • Prácticas Libres, Sesión 1 : Horario Local : 11:30 a 12:30 - España :11:30 a 12:30 - GMT : 09:30 a 10:30
    • Prácticas Libres, Sesión 2 : Horario Local :15:00 a 16:00 - España :15:00 a 16:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00

    Sábado 22 de Mayo :
    • Prácticas Libres, Sesión 3 : Horario Local : 12:00 a 13:00 - España :12:00 a 13:00 - GMT : 10:00 a 11:00
    • Clasificatorias de Parrilla de Salida :Horario Local :15:00 a 16:00 - España :15:00 a 16:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00

    Domingo 23 de Mayo :
    • CARRERA: Horario Local: 15:00 - España: 15:00 - GMT: 13:10






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    Datos Básicos de Pista

    • Fecha de creación : 1950
    • Primer Gran Premio de F1 : 21/05/1950
    • Grandes Premios organizados : 76
    • Capacidad de espectadores : 120000


    • Longitud oficial: 3.340 metros.
    • Longitud rodadura: 3.318 metros.
    • Compensación de línea de salida: 0 metros.
    • Curvas oficiales: 19.
    • Curvas reales: 18.
    • Curvas oficiales a derecha: 12.
    • Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 7.
    • Curvas reales a derecha: 11.
    • Curvas reales a izquierda: 7.




    • Consumo por vuelta: 1,50 kg.
    • Consumo por vuelta: 2,0 litros.
    • Penalización por vuelta de combustible: 0,039 s.
    • Penalización por 10Kg de combustible: 0,26 s.
    • Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 18,6 s.
    • Distancia desde la salida hasta la primera frenada: 170 m.
    • Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:14,769


    • Carga aerodinámica: Máxima
    • Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Medio
    • Agarre del asfalto: Medio-Bajo
    • Tipo de neumático: Blando
    • Desgaste de neumáticos: Alto
    • Compuestos de neumáticos suministrados por Pirelli:


    • Brembo, La frenada más dura de Mónaco:




    • Ventana Pit Stop a 1 parada :44 a 51
    • Ventana Pit Stop a 2 paradas :25-32 y 48-51
    • Ventana Pit Stop a 3 paradas :18-24 , 34-40 y 52-58
    • Mejor vuelta :M. Verstappen - 1:14,260 (Red Bull 2018)
    • Mejor pole :L. Hamilton - 1:10,166 (Mercedes 2019)
    • Pole 2019 :L. Hamilton - 1:10,166 (Meredes)
    • Vª Rápida 2019 :P. Gasly - 1:14,279 (Red Bull)
    • Podium 2019 :1º L. Hamilton - 2º S. Vettel - 3º V. Bottas


    • Piloto con más Poles : 5 Ayrton Senna
    • Escudería con más Poles : 11 McLaren
    • Piloto con más victorias : 6 Ayrton Senna
    • Escudería con más Victorias : 15 McLaren



    El primer Grand Prix de Mónaco fue organizado por el Automóvil Club de Mónaco en 1929, y fue ganado por el británico William Grover-Williams a bordo de un Bugatti.

    Para 1950, cuando comenzó el Campeonato Mundial de Fórmula 1, el Gran Premio de Mónaco ya era una carrera prestigiosa y fué incorporado al campeonato, siendo parte de este de manera ininterrumpida desde 1955 hasta el pasado año 2020, cuando fué cancelado por la pandemia de covid-19.

    El circuito de Mónaco es todo un mito de la Formula 1. Una prueba con la que todos los pilotos sueñan y cuya victoria es tan prestigiosa como el título de campeón del mundo.

    La dificultad de la pista exige unas grandes dotes de pilotaje, como las demostradas por Senna (6 veces ganador), G. Hill y Schumacher (5), o Hill (4), que son los que cuentan con mayor número de victorias en este trazado urbano.

    Se necesita el máximo apoyo aerodinámico además de un motor y suspensiones muy flexibles.

    Las curvas cerradas precisan igualmente una motricidad sin fallos para volver a acelerar lo antes posible sin desgastar los neumáticos.

    Para más dificultad, este trazado urbano discurre entre guardarailes, tapias y un tunel, por lo que adelantar es casi imposible si existe una cierta igualdad entre los implicados.

    Notas de Pedro De La Rosa


    Jaime Alguersuari comenta una vuelta al circuito monegasco en el simulador de RedBull.


    2019 Qualifying Highlights :


    Vuelta onboard de la pole de L. Hamilton en el año 2019 (última edición):


    2019 Race Highlights :


    Curiosidades:

    El GP más caótico

    El GP de Mónaco de 1996, será recordado por que solamente acabaron 4 pilotos. Tres dieron el total de las vueltas,y el cuarto que acabó, H.H. Fretzen, lo hizo a una vuelta y en los boxes cuando el reloj marcó las 2 horas de competencia. Venció Olivier Panis, que salió décimo cuarto, con D.Coulthard y J.Herbert en el podio. Evidentemente... llovió.

    Gran remontada de Alonso
    En Mónaco 2010, Fernando Alonso escaló 18 posiciones respecto a su puesto en la parrilla de salida (24-6), su mayor remontada en la Fórmula 1 e igualó la mayor en Montecarlo, compartiendo record con E.Bernard en 1990 (iguales posiciones), G.Edwards en 1974 salió 26 y llegó 8º, y en 1973 A.Adamich salió 25 y llegó 7º.

    McLaren, Histórico en Mónaco
    McLaren es la escudería que más veces ha ganado en Mónaco (15), por delante de Ferrari (ocho) y Lotus (siete). La escudería británica domina también el ranking de 'poles' en el Gran Premio de Montecarlo (11), seguida de cerca por Ferrari y Lotus, ambas con nueve. No obstante, Ferrari es la escudería con mayor número de vueltas rápidas en el Gran Premio de Mónaco (16), por delante de McLaren (diez) y Lotus (siete).

    Quien gana la pole, gana la carrera
    En ocho de las últimas nueve temporadas, el piloto que logró la pole en el Gran Premio de Mónaco terminó ganando la carrera. Felipe Massa fue el último piloto que logró la 'pole' en Montecarlo y no ganó la carrera (2008).

    Alonso, dos ediciones consecutivas
    El único piloto de la historia en ganar dos ediciones consecutivas del Gran Premio de Mónaco con dos equipos diferentes ha sido el español Fernando Alonso, Renault en 2.006 y McLaren en 2.007.

    Récord en kilómetros
    El alemán Michael Schumacher es el piloto que más kilómetros ha recorrido en cabeza en el GP de Mónaco, 1.459, y Airton Senna durante 1404; De los pilotos en activo, Jenson Button durante 568, Fernando Alonso lo ha hecho durante 511 y Lewis Hamilton durante 377.

    Senna, imbatible en Montecarlo
    Ayrton Senna es el piloto que más veces ha logrado la pole position (cinco); También es el piloto que más veces ha ganado el Gran Premio (seis), cinco de ellas consecutivas, por delante de Graham Hill y Michael Schumacher, ambos con cinco.

    El record de lentitud
    El año 2011 batió todos los records de lentitud en un GP de F1, la carrera se corrió completa en dos horas y nueve minutos, con una velocidad media de 120,571Km/h para el ganador. La más lenta de la historia.

    Ocurrió aquí:
    PALMARÉS

    2019 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2018 : D. Ricciardo (Red Bull)
    2017 : S. Vettel (Ferrari)
    2016 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2015 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2014 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2013 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2012 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
    2011 : S. Vettel (Red Bull)
    2010 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
    2009 : J. Button (Brawn GP)
    2008 : L. Hamilton (McLaren)
    2007 : F. Alonso (McLaren)
    2006 : F. Alonso (Renault)
    2005 : K. Räikkönen (McLaren)
    2004 : J. Trulli (Renault)
    2003 : J. P. Montoya (Williams)
    2002 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
    2001 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    2000 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
    1999 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    1998 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
    1997 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    1996 : O. Panis (Ligier)
    1995 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
    1994 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
    1993 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1992 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1991 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1990 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1989 : A. Senna (McLaren)
    1988 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1987 : A. Senna (Lotus)
    1986 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1985 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1984 : A. Prost (McLaren)



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    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    ¡Muchas gracias, McH!


    Nunca pensé decir esto pero ojalá tengamos una carrera tan entretenida como la de la Formula E la semana pasada.

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    McLaren lucirá nuevos colores por las calles de Mónaco.













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    Por supuesto, los pilotos irán a juego.













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    Conferencias de prensa.






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    Vamos con algunas de las Previas de los equipos:

    Monaco GP: Preview - Haas

    Uralkali Haas F1 Team is ready to go racing in the streets for the first time in two years as the FIA Formula 1 World Championship gears up for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.


    The Automobile Club de Monaco, having already founded a popular rally, opted to turn the prestigious streets of the Principality into a temporary race facility in 1929, at the wisdom of Antony Noghes. It quickly became a prominent fixture on the motor-racing scene, its status elevated by the challenging layout and desirable location, attracting the elite to the glamorous Riviera. It was included on the inaugural Formula 1 calendar in 1950 and was a permanent fixture from 1955 through 2019, not running in 2020 - its first absence in 65 years - due to the pandemic.


    The Circuit de Monaco is a stern test for all drivers given the perilously close nature of the barriers, the evolution of the tarmac across the course of the weekend, and the importance of hooking up a qualifying lap. Track position is of the utmost importance, given that passing is at a premium, while in terms of set-up teams favor mechanical grip.


    Gone are the days when hay bales, lamp posts and a sheer drop into the harbor would mark the circuit edge, but the layout itself remains largely recognizable when compared to the 1929 layout, taking competitors past iconic landmarks such as the Sainte-Dévote Chapel, Hotel de Paris and Casino de Monte-Carlo. While at 3.3km it is the shortest circuit on the calendar it is one of the busiest and most challenging for those behind the steering wheel. The margin between delight and despair can be measured in mere millimeters in Monaco.


    For Uralkali Haas F1 Team rookies Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher it will be their first experience of the Circuit de Monaco in Formula 1 machinery, though both have proper knowledge of the venue from 2019, when they competed in FIA Formula 2. Mazepin secured a top 10 finish in both races while Schumacher started third after a strong qualifying display.


    As per Monaco's traditions free practice one and two will take place on Thursday, with Friday a rest day for Formula 1, ahead of the usual format for the remainder of the weekend.


    While it's early in their Formula 1 careers, what are your key observations regarding the progress made by both Nikita and Mick in bedding in with the team so far?

    Guenther Steiner: "At the moment we're very happy with how they're getting along with the team. You can always get better, but we're at a very good point, and the relationships with the people they work directly with are improving - they've started off on a good foot and it's just a work in progress. There are a lot of people working in a Formula 1 team and the drivers need to get to know them better, especially the people that work directly with them. Up to now though it's been very positive progress."


    How big a challenge, in your opinion, is the Monaco Grand Prix for rookie drivers - not least as for Nikita and Mick it's only their fifth career start in Formula 1? What are the specific briefings the team will give the drivers to prepare for their maiden Monte Carlo starts?

    GS: "Regarding the briefing - stay out of the walls and off the barriers. That's what we'll let them know. Once you're in the barriers in Monaco, your session is lost. You cannot get the car back and it's normally pretty damaged anyway. The challenge is big. It's a very tight circuit, it's obviously a street circuit, and you've got lots of people watching - everything you don't want on a race like this. On the other side, you do want it though, that's why we're doing it. There should be little pressure on the drivers there as we know our performance. They should be looking at the race just to gain experience so when they return with a better car they'll have learned how to deal with Monaco - which is obviously a very special race in the Formula 1 calendar."


    Having missed out on a Monaco Grand Prix last season, how good is it for the sport to be seen to returning to one of its marquee events and with the introduction of a limited number of fans each day?

    GS: "Going to Monaco is always fantastic. It's a historic event - the most historic event in my opinion for Formula 1, and it's good for Monte Carlo as well that we're back there. It's open for business again. As much as we deal with the challenges and issues of the limited space, all the logistics there and so on, to be back is fantastic. To have fans there, at least a small amount of them, it's very good. We're really looking forward to it."


    Monaco was the scene of the team's first-ever double points score in 2017 with Grosjean eighth and Magnussen 10th. As one of the early milestone moments in the team's short history - how memorable was that result and did it have added significance coming on the hard-fought streets of Monte Carlo?

    GS: "This year we'll be far off coming home eighth and 10th, we know that, and we can deal with that - we're patient. Thinking back to 2017 though, it was very cool to have achieved that result in Monaco. It was another first for the team, and they kept coming at that time. We want to get back to that performance level. So, good memories, but we're looking forward to the future of the team, to be able to do those things again and to be able to do it better."


    Monaco holds a special place in the history of Formula 1. What does it mean to you personally as a driver to be making your first Formula 1 start at such an iconic venue?

    Nikita Mazepin: "It is always very special to race in Monaco, regardless of the car, because it's a city that transfers into a racing circuit then back again - that's something special. However, to debut in Formula 1, it's definitely cool but also very challenging."


    Are there any moments from Formula 1's back catalogue of Monaco highlights that stand out for you? Are there any driver performances in particular that you've admired watching the Monaco Grand Prix growing up?

    NM: "I very well remember when Lewis (Hamilton) and Max (Verstappen) had a fight in 2019 - with Lewis victorious with almost no tires left. I was at the circuit then; I saw it myself and I found it very special."

    You had a pair of top 10 finishes in Monaco back in 2019 in your first season of F2 competition. Is the key to success in Monaco a good qualifying performance knowing the challenges of the track layout for overtaking? Is your focus with your race engineers qualifying first, race second?

    NM: "Yes, I had a very good time in Monaco in F2 - unfortunately we didn't go back there last year. I think it's a track that's rather good for me. With the engineers you obviously focus on qualifying first because on a circuit like that qualifying is super important with very little opportunity to overtake."


    How much of a driver's circuit is Monaco and for you in particular, what stands out as the biggest challenge arriving at your first street circuit in Formula 1 with just four race starts under your belt in the VF-21?

    NM: "I would say Monaco is mostly a driver's circuit in regards to making mistakes, but having a good car with a lot of downforce is important - so therefore this year I'm expecting quite a big challenge. In regard to having four race starts under our belt in the VF-21 before Monaco, well, we don't get to chose the calendar so it is what it is."


    The Monaco Grand Prix will see a limited number of fans return to the grandstands. Just how different is it for you to have been racing recently without the atmosphere that the fans bring to an event?

    NM: "It's obviously been a long time since the grandstands have been properly full. It's really a shame that people can't be there as the atmosphere has not been the same. So, I'm happy that F1 is making its first steps to opening the doors."


    Monaco holds a special place in the history of Formula 1. What does it mean to you personally as a driver to be making your first Formula 1 start at such an iconic venue?

    Mick Schumacher: "It's a historical circuit and a challenging track too. Obviously, it's a place every racing car driver in general is excited to go to or experience at least just once. I have experienced it in Formula 2 - that was for the first time back in 2019 and I loved it. I'm immensely looking forward to it this year driving in Formula 1."


    Are there any moments from Formula 1's back catalogue of Monaco highlights that stand out for you? Are there any driver performances in particular that you've admired watching the Monaco Grand Prix growing up?

    MS: "You probably won't find a Monaco twice, if that makes sense - you will never find the same race or same weekend twice there. It's always special, there's always something happening - something different happening. I wouldn't really know which race to pick out to be honest. In general, it's always a crazy performance from every driver to drive Monaco. It's a real challenge there when you're so close to the wall every time for over 70 laps. Mentally it's super hard, super difficult, but it's a challenge and that's why it's so fun to go to such a track. I'm really looking forward to it."


    You raced in Monaco back in 2019 in your first season of F2 competition. What was it like for you to be part of the Grand Prix weekend there that season and to be racing on the streets of Monte Carlo for the first time?

    MS: "Formula 2 was obviously quite a notch slower than Formula 1, so I'm excited to feel how it's going to be in a Formula 1 car. The Formula 2 car, in general, is still a very fast car, and it's a heavy car, but it's alive and moving a lot. It was definitely a challenge and fun for me to experience Monaco. I'd only gone to Baku before and Macau, which is quite similar, in terms of street circuits. To have been part of the Monaco weekend in general was great for me. Seeing Formula 1 drive there was great but to be there in Formula 2 was also special for me to experience it and to learn from it."


    How much of a driver's circuit is Monaco and for you in particular, what stands out as the biggest challenge arriving at your first street circuit in Formula 1 with just four race starts under your belt in the VF-21?

    MS: "It's definitely a driver's circuit - the driver can make the difference there. Obviously, if you have a car that you trust, one that you feel comfortable in, most likely that will help you go into Monaco, and into FP1, with somewhat more of an open mind to learn the track. If you also have to learn the car, or if you're not comfortable in the car, that definitely makes it a lot more difficult. I'm super comfortable in the car and I'm excited to learn how to drive around Monaco in the VF-21."


    The Monaco Grand Prix will see a limited number of fans return to the grandstands. Just how different is it for you to have been racing recently without the atmosphere that the fans bring to an event?

    MS: "It's going to be nice to have some atmosphere back at the track even if it's not to the extent it would usually be. Hopefully in the next few weeks and months we'll kind of get back to a normal life - obviously that goes for everything. But, it's definitely great to start off small and have it on the safer side, better to be safe than sorry. I've been racing without an atmosphere at track since last season like everybody else. I've been missing that. I've missed having fans at track and seeing them enjoying us racing and cheering if we do well. Let's get that back soon, if not fully this season then hopefully by next season."

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    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Williams

    Round five of the 2021 Formula One World Championship brings us to the streets of Monte Carlo for perhaps the most famous race of the year, the Monaco Grand Prix. Encapsulating the sport's glamour, heritage and precision, Circuit de Monaco runs through the centre of the Principality, with landmarks such as The Monte Carlo Casino and Monaco Opera House just metres away from the track. The tight and twisting 3.337km circuit is highly unforgiving, providing the ultimate test of both driver and car's ability. As Nelson Piquet remarked, "Monaco is like riding a bike around your living room".

    The event marks a landmark moment for Williams Racing, as the team becomes only the third in the sport's history to participate in 750 Grands Prix. To celebrate the momentous achievement, the FW43B will carry the names of 100 fans on its halo, as well as a special 750 logo. Content will also be shared throughout the weekend, highlighting the people that have made the team such an iconic sporting brand.


    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Returning to the streets of Monte Carlo is a great moment in the season, and a sign that things are continuing to return to normal. Having not been here since 2019, we are desperate to get the cars out on to the tight and twisty track and to see how the circuit has evolved over the last two years. Coming from Barcelona, we couldn't have a much bigger contrast in circuit style and layout, but the basic requirements from the car will be unchanged, with driver confidence crucial to success.


    With only 60 minutes practice sessions, the track is likely to be busy and consequently completing high quality clean laps will be difficult. Testing new parts is very difficult in Monaco and so we will dedicate most of our track time to dialling in both the car and the drivers to the street circuit in preparation for the all-important qualifying session on Saturday.


    Pirelli have naturally brought their softest compounds to this event and this will be the first time that we have raced with this combination in 2021. All the compounds should offer long life and low degradation, but the Hard tyre could prove a tricky compound to keep in its ideal working window.


    We are looking forward to taking on the challenge of this famous street circuit and seeing how much performance we can find from the FW43B and the drivers. The whole team have been encouraged by our recent progress and are very keen to maintain the momentum here in Monte Carlo.


    George Russell: I'm really looking forward to Monaco. It was a shame to miss the race last year due to the reshuffled calendar as it's one of the most exhilarating and thrilling laps of the season. It will be great to be back, and I can't wait to get on track and have the overall Monaco experience.


    It's also going to be a huge weekend for the team as we mark our 750th race, which is an incredible achievement and something I'm proud to be part of.


    Nicholas Latifi: I think it goes without saying that I'm extremely excited to race around the streets of Monaco in a Formula One car for the first time. I've driven there for many years in different categories, but I'm anticipating that in an F1 car it's going to be something quite a bit more special! The race is such a spectacle and so prestigious, and it's a track I like, so I'm super excited and looking forward to getting out there.


    I'm also really pleased to be part of Williams' 750th race celebrations throughout the Monaco weekend. It's a huge achievement for the team and I'll be proud to have the names of 100 of our supporters with me on the halo.

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "I'm very excited to go racing in Monaco again, it's an awesome track with a lot of history, and one of the most challenging circuits in Formula 1. It's also really cool to be racing there in Gulf colours and to be writing history with the team. The blue and the orange work really well together on a race car and I think the fans are going to love seeing it racing around the streets of Monaco. I'll also be running a special race helmet for the weekend, inspired by Gulf's iconic colours, so keep your eyes peeled for that too.

    "It's been a strong start to the season for me personally, but also for the team. We're up against strong competition in both the Drivers and Constructors' Championships, so we're working hard to extract every bit of performance we can. We know that Monaco is going to be a tricky weekend, with so much riding on qualifying, but we'll be working hard to start the weekend well on Thursday and score some decent points come Sunday."


    Daniel Ricciardo: "I was already excited about going racing again in Monaco, but to be racing in Gulf colours for the weekend just raises the level of excitement even further. I've even got a custom retro helmet to match the entire theme of the team this weekend.


    "Monaco is my favourite circuit on the calendar, and I really missed driving there last year. It's such a unique place to drive and as F1 drivers we're incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to race there. It's not like any other circuit in the world where you can turn up for a track day and drive, you have the Monaco Grand Prix and support events and that's it. So, I'm incredibly excited to be going back, we've been deprived of that place for nearly two years.


    "We've been making a lot of progress over the last few races, and I think that really showed in Spain. I'm really starting to get to grips with the car and build my confidence. We know we'll have our work cut out for us in Monaco, given how important qualifying is and how close we are to the competition, but we'll give it our all and try to bring home some solid points for the team."


    Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "After a close and exciting start to the season, we're looking forward to returning to Monaco for the first time since 2019. We all missed this iconic street circuit last year, and the entire team is excited to be back racing in the principality once again. This weekend we'll be running an incredible one-off livery in partnership with Gulf Oil International. The Gulf racing blue and fluro orange marks a significant departure from our usual livery, and I'm sure the fans are going to love seeing it out on track. A big thank you to all of those in our team that have worked so hard to make this exciting activity a reality alongside their regular duties.


    "Monaco is an exciting and outstanding track on the calendar and poses a unique challenge in Formula 1.
    The team, as always, will be focused on our performance and operational execution. We must be ready to take every opportunity to score good points whenever we can. We've been able to achieve that at every race so far, with both drivers scoring points at each grand prix. We're ready for the fight and another exciting weekend of racing."

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Alpine

    With the A521 showings signs of improvement from the start of the season, Executive Director Marcin Budkowski looks ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix and the team's ambitions for the spectacular street event.

    How exciting is it for Formula 1 to race in Monaco again?


    Marcin Budkowski: It's great to have Monaco back on the calendar. It has a different feel to any other place we visit with the street environment, the location by the sea and the port with all the yachts. It is such a special place for every F1 fan and a circuit all race team members enjoy going to, and it should be even more enjoyable this year since we didn't race here last season.


    Will Monaco suit the A521 package?


    MB: The A521 is generally better suited to low-speed corners, even if we've improved it since the beginning of the season across medium and high-speed corners too. Generally, though, Monaco is all about downforce, mechanical grip and traction, but also places a high emphasis on the drivers. It's a circuit where it takes drivers time to get used to driving so close to the guardrails and finding the ability within themselves to push the limits a little bit further in every single lap, but without exceeding them as the sanction is immediate. It's a track where the driver really makes a difference in Formula 1.


    How important will qualifying be on Saturday?

    MB: There isn't a circuit more important for qualifying than Monaco because it's very difficult to overtake during the race. We've been in good form in qualifying at the last two events and we'll be focused on keeping this good momentum and qualifying both cars as high as possible on the grid.


    What did the team learn from Portugal and Spain?

    MB: The last two rounds were very encouraging after a difficult start of the season. Our race in Barcelona didn't go exactly as we hoped, but we confirmed that we have improved the car thanks to a continuous stream of developments and experiments coming from both factories. For Monaco, we have another small aerodynamic update to the car. We also gained some further understanding of our package, which will hopefully allow us to further improve our performance in the next events.


    It was a bittersweet outing in Barcelona for Esteban Ocon after qualifying fifth and finishing ninth in the race. The Frenchman was left wanting more as he aims for better on the special streets of Monaco for the return of the legendary Grand Prix.


    What do you like about Monaco?

    MB: Monaco is a special place. Whenever you think of Formula 1, you also think of Monaco. It's a privilege to drive a Formula 1 car around the streets there, and I'm very excited to do it again this year. I really like the location, all the boats in the harbour, the sea sparkling in the sun and the atmosphere. Everything about it makes it so incredible.


    How will you approach the weekend?

    EO: It's been a while since I've raced in Monaco, back in 2018, which is the same for Fernando actually. I think it'll take us a little bit of time to get back up to speed and find the limits during practice. It's the most challenging circuit of the year for a driver. You have to be on it and have confidence in the car. We head there this year on the back of two good performances - especially in qualifying - in Portugal and Spain, which shows how our car has clearly improved.


    What are your main assessments of the upgraded A521 at recent races?

    EO: We're continuing to develop the car and make improvements and, as a driver, that's good news. Spain showed what we're capable of achieving, but it also showed what we can do to find more. Our race pace needs to be stronger if we're to capitalise on our qualifying performances. That said, qualifying is so important in Monaco and we'll be aiming to qualify as high up the grid as possible in order to be in that mix for big points.


    Fernando Alonso is set to return to the adrenaline pumping streets of Monte Carlo this weekend for his seventeenth appearance in Formula 1 racing around the tight and twisty, yacht-lined circuit.


    How do you feel ahead of your return to the Monaco Grand Prix?

    Fernando Alonso: There really isn't a race like it and I'm looking forward to being there again this weekend. I've had two wins at Monaco in Formula 1 and I enjoy the strategic element of Sundays here. Qualifying will be very important, just as it was in Spain, so we need to work on maximising our one lap potential to make sure both cars do well on Saturday. Traffic management will also be key here. I'm looking forward to getting back to business this weekend.


    How do you look back on the mixed result in Spain that saw you nearly pull off the one stop strategy?

    FA: We gambled and it didn't work out for us. Now we've had time to analyse the race and look over the data, the one stop strategy was probably too optimistic. Starting in tenth position on a circuit that is very hard to overtake on meant we had to try something different, so it was worth a go. Nevertheless, the weekend as a whole was positive. Our car performance seemed to carry over from Portugal, which shows our developments have worked. We arrive in Monaco feeling positive.


    What is special about the Monaco Grand Prix?

    FA: It's a very challenging circuit and with the barriers either side of you for the entire lap is a constant reminder you can't make a mistake. You have to concentrate so hard for the entire race distance. But this is what we live for as a Formula 1 driver and I enjoy that thrill you have with the sharp turns and bumps at every corner. The set-up around this circuit is also unique in that it can't really be compared to any other track. There aren't many straights and the corners require a car to be tuned with maximum downforce.

    https://www.pitpass.com/69713/Monaco-GP-Preview-Alpine
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Red Bull

    The Spanish Grand Prix was a difficult one, how do you feel looking back?

    Max Verstappen: I feel good about it, but as a Team it wasn't the smoothest weekend, we definitely lacked pace throughout the race. It is what it is and we still secured second place and good points for the Team. It's still early in the season so we just have to make sure that we keep pushing and applying the pressure and start winning some more races. We are always analysing and pushing ourselves to the maximum.

    Where do you think we need to improve in order to challenge Mercedes?

    MV: I think our tyre degradation but also the general pace of the car wasn't good enough to really challenge Mercedes in Barcelona. I got ahead of Lewis in Turn 1 but if I hadn't, he would have just driven off so leading the race for so long made it look tougher to lose out on the win. We just need to keep on improving.


    Looking ahead to Monaco, how excited are you to race there again?

    MV: The Monaco Grand Prix is always very special, it's very different to other tracks, the circuit is very narrow but also amazing to drive over one lap in qualifying. You can really feel when you have got it all hooked up and the lap is going to be a good one - that makes you smile. I've never been on the podium in Monaco so I would like to change that! We just need to have a clean weekend, I think that is very important. We'll see if we are fast or not but so far in qualifying we have been quite close so I just hope it's going to be the same in Monaco.


    There is no margin for error in Monaco so how important is qualifying?

    MV: I know very well that there is no margin for error in Monaco (laughs), we just have to make sure we nail it on Saturday. Of course then on Sunday it is usually straight forward as overtaking is so difficult but a lot of things can happen. We need to be at our best now on Saturday and Sunday to make sure we are on the top step of the podium.


    Spain proved to be a challenging weekend but fifth place on Sunday delivered solid points for the Team. How do you look back on it?

    Sergio Perez: It was a tough weekend and it was compromised by the poor performance on Saturday in qualifying, I wasn't one hundred percent physically so I did struggle but I'm back to full fitness now. Looking ahead I'm getting more comfortable with the car so I hope we are able to show that in Monaco and put in a good performance on Saturday. I'm excited to race there especially as we weren't able to last year.


    You said you spent much of the race behind Daniel thinking about how to overtake him. Talk us through that.

    SP: It was aiming for the overtake in Turn 1, McLaren were very fast in a straight line so that obviously made things a bit harder for us. I finally managed to make the move but it was just too late in the race.


    Looking ahead to Monaco, you finished on the podium there in 2016. What's the goal this weekend?

    SP: Historically Red Bull has been strong in Monaco so I hope we are able to fight for the win. You need a lot of confidence with the car there because the margin for error is so small. I'm feeling more confident with the car so I hope I am able to show that throughout the weekend. I'm also looking forward to seeing the fans, the atmosphere is so different without them.


    With a championship battle this year, how important is development and continuing to push on the 2021 car from everyone back at the factory?

    SP: It's very important to maximise weekend after weekend. There are big challenges ahead and the season is very long so it requires everyone to be at one hundred percent to bring that championship home.


    • Honda have six previous Monaco GP victories, all of which came in consecutive seasons from 1987-1992 thanks to Ayrton Senna (five wins) and Alain Prost (one win). In addition, Honda-powered cars led every lap of five successive Monaco GPs from 1987-1991


    Max Verstappen has led 144 laps this season, more than anybody else on the grid, and is only 25 laps short of his highest total in ANY season, set in 2018


    Sergio Perez is the only Mexican driver to finish on the podium in the Monaco GP, having finished third in the 2016 race


    Sergio Perez has been a consistent performer throughout his career in Monte-Carlo, having qualified 7th in Monaco on four previous occasions without ever starting higher!


    What are the engineering challenges with a unique circuit like Monaco?

    Which plethora of restaurants to go to of course! Joking aside, it's the slowest speed track that we go to. There are no high speed corners and the apex speeds are the lowest we encounter on the calendar. There's an emphasis therefore on putting downforce onto the car, usually by using large rear wings. We also have to consider the impact on brake temperatures due to the low speeds and the warm air. In addition, as we depend more on low revs and gears, we must consider the engine's ability to deliver the power smoothly and predictability… it's crucial for the driver around this track.


    As Monaco is a street circuit, can you talk us through the track surface and how that impacts the car's performance?

    The circuit is bumpier than most of the tracks that we go to so you need a set-up that supports the aerodynamic platform that deals with the low speed ride issues, also to encourage the tyres to stick to the ground when travelling over the bumps.


    The margin for error is minimal in Monaco, how important is qualifying?

    There is a great dependency on qualifying in Monaco as the circuit is twisty and narrow, the ability to overtake is very limited. If you make a mistake and use the kerbs a bit too much you do not have space to recover.

    https://www.pitpass.com/69714/Monaco...eview-Red-Bull
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - AlphaTauri

    Pierre Gasly: "Looking back to Spain it was quite a tough weekend, especially as Qualifying was not straightforward. I missed out on Q3 by just two hundredths of a second, which is not very much at all, and meant it was the first time this season that I've not been in the top ten on the grid. I was disappointed, partly because it shows that some of the other teams are evolving and improving, the gaps are really very small now. We know we really have to optimise everything to be in the midfield fight. Then the race saw us lose seconds here and there and I was as low as 15th, but the final stint was encouraging, overtaking quite a few cars. One more lap and it could have been ninth, it would definitely have been doable without the penalty. There are some positives and the potential is there, but with a couple of teams making a step forward we know we have to work hard if we are going to continue to fight with them over the rest of the season. It's impossible to be faultless in any form of motorsport, but we need to try and do things perfectly and to find more speed if we want to score bigger points each weekend.

    "As for Monaco, it's a circuit that I really like a lot and I'm very happy to be going back there, after we were unable to do so last year. It's a very special track, absolutely nothing like the first four we have raced on this year. The street circuit presents several unique challenges, starting with a lack of grip, so I hope we will get to understand how our car behaves as quickly as possible, working out what we need to do to be quick and to continue our run of points finishes.


    "In Monaco, it's important to get as much track time as possible, but I don't feel the shorter Friday practice sessions will be a problem because this year we are now used to doing as many laps as in the past, by spending less time in the garage. Of course, at Monaco you always need a little bit of time to adapt, to play with finding the limits of your car and getting as close as possible to the walls, then gradually building up your confidence levels through each session. And then you give it everything on Saturday afternoon because we know that Qualifying is 95% of the race result.


    "They are allowing a limited number of spectators for this race, which will be great, but the overall weekend will not have the same hectic schedule we always had to deal with in Monaco in the past. So, I'm hoping I might get some time to relax and maybe play a bit of Paddle Tennis with Charles on Friday morning, if we're not too busy, although we will have the usual engineering meetings that afternoon."


    Yuki Tsunoda: "I'm looking forward to Monaco, particularly as Spain was a difficult weekend for me. I was not happy with my driving in Qualifying and made a mistake, but I must learn to accept that these things can happen and move on. I have only done four race weekends in F1 so far and now I am just resetting my mind. I am focussing on my driving and adapting as much as possible to the car. A couple of days after Spain, it was my 21st birthday but I didn't do anything special: a Covid swab in the morning, followed by a gym session - a normal day in the office!


    "I've never raced in Monaco in any category, but I have raced in Macau for example, so I have quite a bit of experience on street circuits. They're okay. You need a very different approach on a street circuit like Monaco, especially considering I have never been there before. Track evolution is a big factor there, with very low grip at first and then it changes with every session. The key will be not to make any mistakes in FP1 or FP2 in order to maximise my time on track.


    "There are many unusual factors about this weekend and it was only while we were in Spain that I learned that you practice on Thursday with no track time on Friday. I will have to make sure I do not lose focus or concentration, but I'm sure I can adapt. I have spent a lot of time on the simulator to prepare. Our car has not always been at its best in the slow corners, which is what we will face in Monaco, but I think that even if the car is obviously important, the main factor will be how much I can adapt to the track. During practice I will be trying to give the engineers as much good feedback as possible to help them set up the car, while I focus just on my driving. Qualifying will be about having confidence in the car, because that is even more important than usual on a street circuit."

    https://www.pitpass.com/69716/Monaco...iew-AlphaTauri
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Alfa Romeo

    Of all races to miss out in our disrupted 2020 season, Monaco surely left one of the biggest gaping holes in the calendar. Not to disrespect the many other rounds we had to skip last year, but there’s something about the streets of the Principality that just feels different.

    The old-school layout, hardly changed from the classic era of racing; the royalty - both literal and figurative - usually attending the event; the glitz and glamour providing a backdrop to the race, with superyachts bobbing up and down in the harbour and the sound of revellers extending way into the night.


    Monaco is all this, on top of an incredibly tough challenge for the drivers: the circuit snaking around the streets of Monte-Carlo is an unforgiving one, technical and with no margin for error. It retains the spirit of the times it was built in: it rewards those brave enough to head for the walls and play for millimetres.


    We approach Monaco with respect: knowing it is a track that can punish as well as reward. We do so with the confidence that we can play our part in this battle, knowing that there can be points at the end of these two, gruelling hours on Sunday.


    This year, Monaco will be different - as all races are. The circumstances will be a long way from the Monaco we know - but we’re grateful to be racing here nonetheless. The cars are back in town, and we love it.


    Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "We head to Monaco, a place which is almost synonymous with Formula One, ready to put up a good show. We have seen in recent weeks we can be competitive and this weekend could offer us another opportunity to do well. In Monaco, of all places, having a spotless weekend is crucial: qualifying position matters more than anywhere else and every mistake costing track position is paid for dearly. We will need to be at our best to bring home the result we have been looking for.


    Kimi Raikkonen: "Monaco is a challenging track for drivers, even though everything happening in the background doesn’t really affect us. When you’re in the cockpit, it’s very much a weekend like any other. You need confidence around this place if you want to have a good lap, you have to trust your car and yourself as you need to use every bit of track to the walls. It’s easy to do mistakes and even a small one can have big consequences: at the same time, this can give opportunities as there are many elements that can shake up the order on Sunday."


    Antonio Giovinazzi: "Of all weekends in the year, this is one of the most special ones. There is a different atmosphere around town and, with most drivers knowing the place so well, there is an added challenge in keeping the focus towards the track and the track only. It’s definitely a different weekend than usual! I only raced here once in Formula One, but I knew the track from my experience in junior formulas and it’s a big test for the driver. We need to be ready to make the most of every opportunity and maximise the potential of our car. You never know what can happen during a race here."

    https://www.pitpass.com/69717/Monaco...iew-Alfa-Romeo
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Aston Martin

    The Monaco Grand Prix is Formula One's blue-riband event. It's the most famous race in the world - and one of the toughest; winning here is invariably the domain of the sport's greats. Drivers put it all on the line around the tough streets of Monte-Carlo - finding the limit between brushing the wall and colliding with it is one of motorsport's greatest spectacles. From Saint Devote through Rascasse and beyond, few tracks test a driver's abilities like Monaco.

    Lance: "It was a shame not to be able to race at Monaco last year, so I'm really excited we're returning this year. We know we need to keep pushing hard to find improvements, and that's exactly what we're doing. With such a tight battle in the midfield, anything can happen - especially at a place like this. If we execute our weekend strongly, we'll be aiming for the points."


    Sebastian: "There's a long season ahead, and the new parts we ran in Barcelona felt like an improvement and are helping us to move forward. The goal is to build on that in Monte-Carlo. We know that our race pace has often been stronger than our single-lap pace, so we'll be focusing extra hard on that all-important qualifying performance this weekend. I'm excited for the challenge of Monaco - there's no other track like it."


    There have been Monaco Grands Prix without a single overtake in the past - which makes strategy all the more important, as races can be won or lost on the pitwall. Our strategy engineers have analysed historic data and recent car performance to predict the key factors that could determine the result on Sunday, presented in partnership with our Title Partner Cognizant.


    • Track position is crucial in Monaco because it's the toughest place on the calendar for overtaking - and by a significant margin. Qualifying is the key to a strong weekend, and the pitwall is kept busy by the possibility of making up places in the pitlane through strategy, so expect plenty of variance and undercuts as engineers look for tiny, marginal gains.


    • Strategy opportunities are boosted by a pitlane time loss of just 20 seconds per stop, not to mention the feasibility of extended stints, despite Pirelli bringing its softest and least durable tyres, the C3, C4 and C5. In 2019, drivers managed to eke out tyre-life to around 50 laps (of 78) on a single step, so a one-stopper is the preferred option, with the undercut proving all the more powerful.


    • Despite the lack of overtaking, the race can be turned on its head in an instant. It's the shortest race distance of the year - at 260km, compared to 305km for all other Grands Prix - but has the highest chance of a Safety Car (80%) or VSCs (25% of all races, since it was introduced), which means it regularly runs close to the two-hour maximum time-limit.


    • It's just 210m from pole to Turn One (only Austria is shorter), offering limited opportunities to pass. The 2018 and 2019 races combined, excluding lap one and Safety Car restarts, had just six overtakes - all completed without DRS. The best place to try to make an overtake work is at the Turn 10 harbour chicane, where chasing cars are boosted by the long run through the Tunnel and hard braking into a tight left-hander.


    A lap of...


    Drivers blast down the kinked start/finish straight at speeds approaching 300km/h (186mph) before dropping down to around 100km/h (62mph) in third gear for the deceivingly tricky Saint Devote, a corner that has seen plenty of incidents across the years.


    A good exit from Saint Devote is crucial for the climb up to Casino Square. Drivers hook seventh gear and approach at 280km/h (173mph) before braking for the sweeping Massenet bend. It's tricky to find the apex for this bumpy left-hander because the Armco juts out at irregular intervals, and it's easy to smack a wheel against the wall.


    Taking in the iconic Casino Square backdrop, drivers brake lightly, maintaining speeds of 180km/h (111mph) before beginning the downhill run to Mirabeau, kinking right to avoid the big bump caused by a junction in the road. After a relatively high-speed first sector, the drivers reach the slowest corner on the Formula One calendar - the iconic hairpin, taken at just 50km/h (31mph).


    The tight and slow-speed sector continues into Mirabeau Bas and Portier. Drivers accelerate from around 100km/h (62mph) as they head for the famous tunnel. The low-lit, flat-out right-hander means the charge to Turn 10 is effectively the longest 'straight' on the circuit.


    Drivers emerge from darkness at 280km/h (174mph), struggling for rear traction as the car goes light under hard braking for the Nouvelle Chicane. It's a second-gear corner, taken at 70km/h (43mph), and is often the scene of wheel-banging drama as drivers attempt to slice up the inside.


    The high-speed direction-changes of the Swimming Pool showcase the huge downforce of modern Formula One cars, as they rapidly switch left and right at over 240km/h (149mph). The final sector of the lap includes the slow-speed Rascasse hairpin - scene of the legendary nightspot - and a slow-speed right-left through the Antony Noghes corner as the drivers navigate back onto the start/finish straight.

    https://www.pitpass.com/69718/Monaco...w-Aston-Martin
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Monaco GP: Preview - Pirelli

    The softest Pirelli compound in the range (called the 'C5', which stands for 'compound 5') makes its grand prix debut in 2021. With the softest line-up in the range nominated for the first time this year, the P Zero White hard tyre in Monaco will be the C3, the P Zero Yellow medium will be the C4, and the P Zero Red will be the C5.

    Monaco is not only the shortest lap of the year with the lowest average speed, but it also has the slowest corner of the year. To cope with this, the teams use a high-downforce package with a specific front and rear wing to balance downforce levels. There are also bespoke aerodynamic appendages, as well as adjustments to the steering to provide the extra lock needed to get round the Fairmont Hairpin.


    One corner comes quickly after another at Monaco, making it relatively easy to warm up the tyre, especially the softer compounds, and put it into its ideal operating window.


    Track Characteristics



    Being a street circuit, the track tends to be extremely green and slippery at the start of the weekend, with rapid evolution. As the race weekend takes an unusual format, with no Formula 1 running on Friday and the track open to normal traffic in the evenings (plus most of Friday), the surface can often 'reset' itself before Saturday. Monaco has one of the lowest levels of macro roughness of the season.


    Because of the low energy loads going through the tyres, Monaco is traditionally a one-stop race, and there is quite a wide pit stop window during which the stop can be taken.


    In 2019, when the race was last run, Lewis Hamilton won with a soft to medium strategy after making an early stop under the safety car on lap 11, then managing this compound brilliantly to the end. The other podium finishers also stopped under the safety car but went to hard tyres.


    This year's second test of the 2022 18-inch wet tyres will take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Monaco Grand Prix at Paul Ricard with Ferrari. This will mark the sixth test of the year in total for the 2022 prototype tyres.


    Mario Isola: "Monaco is unique, but its absence from the calendar since 2019 only emphasises its specific characteristics and makes us even more pleased to be going back there. Mechanical grip is key to success as is qualifying and strategy, with the renowned difficulty in overtaking. This puts the accent firmly on track position, with the drivers having to extract the very maximum from the softest C5 tyre in qualifying.

    Strategy tends to be reactive, with teams making their stops at the moment that gives them the maximum advantage on track, thanks also to a wide pit stop window resulting from the very low tyre wear and degradation."

    https://www.pitpass.com/69711/Monaco-GP-Preview-Pirelli
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    No hay cambios en el DRS.




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    Cortesía de F1 Visiualized, clasificaciones finales de los últimos años:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    El Primer Gran Premio Automovilístico de Mónaco, al que hace referencia el poster que ha subido, McH:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Algunos datos, cortessía de la Scuderia Ferrari:

    Monaco Grand Prix: facts & figures:



    4. The number of cars that finished the 1966 Monaco GP. The race in the Principality has always been extremely tough on man and machinery: a tiny driving error lands you in the barriers, while the bumpy track provides a stern test for the car's mechanical components. Jackie Stewart won for BRM that year, ahead of Lorenzo Bandini (Cooper) and the two BRMs of Graham Hill and the American Bob Bondurant, who was last, five laps down. Points for fifth and sixth places were therefore not assigned. In 1996, again only four cars actually crossed the finish line, with Olivier Panis a surprising winner for Ligier ahead of David Coulthard in a McLaren and the two Saubers of Johnny Herbert and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. This time, three other drivers, Mika Salo, Mika Hakkinen and Ferrari's Eddie Irvine were also classified, having parked up at the side of the track a few laps before the finish.


    4+1. Monegasque drivers who have raced in Formula 1. The first was Louis Alexander Chiron, who finished third in his home race in 1950, which marked Scuderia Ferrari's debut in the category, competing in the first of its 1012 Formula 1 races. Chiron took part in 15 GPs from 1950 to 1955. Then came Andre Testut, who tried in vain to qualify for the 1958 and '59 Monaco GPs in a Maserati. Next up representing the Principality in Formula 1 was Olivier Henri Aldo Leopold Beretta, who took part in nine races in 1994 at the wheel of a Larrousse, never scoring any points. Lastly, Charles Leclerc who, at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Sauber and then with Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, is the most successful Monegasque driver, with two wins from 63 starts, seven pole positions, twelve podium finishes and 441 points. Dutchman, Robert Doornbos raced under a Monegasque license and took part in eight Grands Prix with Minardi in 2005.



    14. The lowest grid position from which the Monaco race has been won. It happened in the crazy 1996 race won by Olivier Panis in the Ligier. In fact, up until then, out of 66 races, the winner had started from the front row 45 times (68%) and 30 times from pole position. In terms of podium finishes, the biggest climb up the order came in 1979, when Clay Regazzoni went from 16th to second, behind Jody Scheckter in the Ferrari. Another noteworthy performance came from Eddie Irvine at the wheel of a Ferrari F310B in 1997: the man from Northern Ireland started from 15th on the grid and fought his way up to third in the race won by his team-mate Michael Schumacher, ahead of Rubens Barrichello in the Stewart.


    55. Years of age – 55 years and 292 days to be precise, for Louis Chiron when he started the 1955 Monaco GP. On the 22nd May that year, the Monegasque set a record that remains unbeaten to this day, as the oldest driver to have started a Grand Prix. The oldest GP winner is, instead, Italy's Luigi Fagioli, who was victorious in France in 1951 at the age of 53 years and 22 days.


    1929. The year of the first Monaco Grand Prix. The race was the brainchild of tobacco distributor Antony Noghes, also regarded as the inventor of the chequered flag. He was the president of the ACM (Automobile Club de Monaco) and obtained the support of Prince Louis II. Back then, the circuit was already pretty similar to the one used today, although it measured just 3.180 kilometres, as the double chicane at the Swimming Pool and the Rascasse-Antony Noghes corner combination was just a single turn next to a petrol pump, hence its name the Gasometer corner. 16 drivers were invited to take part and lots were drawn to decide the grid order. Pole was grabbed by Frenchman Philippe Etancelin and the race was won by Englishman William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti, who went home with the impressive sum of a 100,000 French Francs.

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    La carga de trabajo de un piloto a lo largo de una vuelta al trazado monegasco:

    A driver's workload over the course of a lap of Monaco

    Watching from the outside, some may feel that driving an F1 car looks easy. But, little do they know the intense workload involved in completing a lap successfully... especially at Monaco.

    Driving an F1 car relies upon the same basic inputs as any car - steering, throttle, gearshifts, brakes - but all with an increased intensity, and with the driver operating under extreme gravitational forces.


    On a street circuit like Monaco, the margin for error on those basic inputs is minimal - every element of a driver's workload on the roads of Monte Carlo is heightened and made all the more difficult by the near-constant twists and turns.


    The gearshift points in particular are a constant focus for drivers. They will make approximately 25 upshifts and 25 downshifts around the 2.073 mile (3.337 kms) circuit in the just over 70 seconds it takes to complete a lap, and they will be assisted by shift lights on the steering wheel and a beep in their ear to aid timing, in pursuit of every millisecond.


    Baku has the most gear changes of any track on the F1 calendar, with 70, but this is due to the long straights and considerably longer layout.


    With a top speed in Monaco of just 180 mph (290 km/h), compared to 217 mph (350 km/h) at Monza, the 50 shift changes a driver makes each lap will never involve eighth gear. However, in Monaco, they do use first gear, which is a rarity in F1.


    On a modern-day Formula One car, the driver has a multi-function steering wheel allowing a limited range of set-up changes to be made at speed while out on track, from corner to corner. The majority of set-up changes, though, must be made in the garage.


    Rotary switches and buttons on the steering wheel enable the driver to adjust a number of set-up variables including brake balance, engine power modes, rates of engine braking, and differential-tweaks to encourage over or understeer.


    On a tight circuit like Monaco, there is no classic 'straight' entirely free from steering lock - the run into Turn 1 lasts just five seconds and the blast through the Tunnel is seven seconds at high-speed while turning, which makes removing one hand for steering wheel adjustments very challenging.


    Just 45% of the lap time is spent at full throttle, compared to somewhere like Monza, where drivers spend 78% of the lap time with their foot to the floor on the accelerator pedal.


    "It's all about practice, all about repetitions and preparation," says Valtteri Bottas. "It doesn't come easy, but it does get easier, that's for sure. Some inputs, with practice, become pretty automatic. You are really trying to bring on the muscle memory for certain things and you start to know exactly in which corners you can change the settings for."


    Unwanted driver input is also a factor engineers account for, particularly in Monaco due to the tight hairpin - the slowest corner on the F1 calendar and taken in first gear. The turn requires 180-degrees of steering lock, with the driver's arms having to cross, which sometimes leads to unintentional button or rotary changes. To combat this, specific guards are put in place on the steering wheel for Monaco. The design of the buttons and rotary switches themselves are derived from fighter aircraft controls - a similar high-speed, high-stress environment with the operator wearing gloves.


    So, while we can all relate to the required inputs of driving a car, every single element is taken to unimaginable and super-human levels in Formula One because of the speed of the machinery and in Monaco, the ever-present dangers of the barriers and walls.


    While completing a lap, the driver's vision at high-speed and their ability to react quickly to any changes in the environment is crucial. This is especially challenging at a track like Monaco, which is narrow and twisty, with blind corners and potential surprises around every one of its 19 corners (eight left-handers and 11 right-handers).


    As the weekend progresses, the drivers are filtering through different reference points to pick the quickest lines, the latest braking points and progressively build confidence. This is particularly crucial in Monaco, knowing any accidents in the practice sessions could limit their running and even their chances to take part in qualifying. So, the secret to mastering Monaco really is consistency, building speed throughout the weekend and delivering a continuous crescendo towards that ultimate lap time.


    As the driver approaches a corner, the first part of their thought process is picking the line and the route they want to take through the corner. Then the mind starts shifting to the braking zone and where exactly to hit the brakes, and then in that braking phase, it's all about moving the focus onto the apex and really nailing the line they had decided on. During the apex, they shift focus onto the exit of the corner and that process repeats itself with every turn and every lap. The car can be nervous on exit around Monaco as the car balance is geared towards a precise entry so with a narrow track, the drivers must tread carefully when laying down the power between corners.


    "Visually, it's pretty busy, especially in Monaco," explains Bottas. "There's a lot to look out for, so it's really challenging, from a mental side of things, and you are all the time picking out different reference points to make you fast."


    With limited overtaking opportunities, single lap pace in qualifying is vital which puts pressure on the outlap to ensure the car crosses the start line in optimum shape to begin the timed run. The driver will adjust their brake balance continuously through the outlap while weaving, accelerating and braking to generate temperature in the brakes and tyres, while also charging the ERS system so they have maximum power to deploy on the timed lap. The driver will be receiving frequent feedback from their race engineer on the radio, keeping their eyes on the mirrors for traffic and selecting the correct power unit mode to achieve the best time.


    The workload of a driver at every race track does differ depending on whether they are competing in qualifying or the race. In qualifying, everything is about maximum performance and pushing to the absolute limit, so therefore the intensity is at a completely different level. But in the race, the driver is thinking about much more than the absolute performance of the lap, with a more long-term mindset, considering tyre management, fuel and energy management, Safety Cars and battles for position also thrown into the mix.
    Monaco is a punishing track with no run-offs, just concrete walls and barriers, and the relentless nature of the circuit is what makes it so special, creating a unique challenge for the drivers.


    "For me, personally, in terms of workload for the driver, Monaco is the toughest because there is no time to rest" says Bottas. "It is literally corner after corner, and even the straights aren't really straight, you are always turning even just a little bit.


    "The main straight is the biggest, if not the only, breathing space a driver gets and even that goes pretty quickly in an F1 car! It's definitely a challenge."


    All F1 tracks come with their own challenges and interesting characteristics, whether it's on the streets of Monte Carlo or around sweeping, high-speed circuits such as Silverstone or Suzuka, which put the driver through much higher g-forces and include a wider range of corner types.


    In Monaco, though, that challenge and intensity is crammed into a super-short, super-quick lap that requires maximum precision and maximum concentration. There's no relenting. One slip of focus, and the driver and team's hard work will be wiped away.

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Más datos de Pirelli.




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    No hay hilo de Mónaco completo sin sus correspondientes fotos de cascos con diseños especiales.


    Este es el que llevará Leclerc.













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    Albert Fabrega @AlbertFabrega · 3h


    Nuevo suelo para Alfa Romeo. Estilo Z con aletas verticales extra.

    New floor for Alfa Romeo. Z style. With extra vertical fins.



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    El casco de Ricciardo.










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    Los números de la F.P. 1:



    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2021 - Montecarlo
    Resultados FP1
    Jueves, 20 de mayo de 2021




    Checo PÉREZ ha sido el más rápido en la primera sesión de hoy. VERSTAPPEN ha terminado 3º, a 161 milésimas.

    Entre ellos ha finalizado Carlos SAINZ.

    Fernando ALONSO terminó 13º y con el alerón delantero dañado al rozar las protecciones.

    LECLERC no pudo rodar por problemas con la caja de cambios.




















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