F1: Some Key Reasons to Watch the Gran Prix d’Monaco
F1 is at Monaco this week, below are a few of the Key reasons to watch the Monaco Grand Prix at the weekend.
Monaco is the most glamorous and challenging race on the F1 calendar. This is the one that every driver wants to win, because in many ways, it’s the most intense challenge a F1 driver faces during the season.
A driver does not win at Monaco unless he is a very, very good driver in a very, very good race car.
It is hard to describe the magnificent setting, and how difficult the circuit. Some sections are extremely narrow. Think going 160+ mph in F1 racer and the skill required just to keep it away from the wall.
At Monaco, every corner has a story.
The most anticipated match up in F1’s recent history returns here for round 6. So far, the momentum is between Ferrari and MercedesAMG and with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton leading their team’s charge the action is expected to be dynamite.
Monaco promises to deliver another epic track battle between these 2 world champions, and with just 6 points in it, the margins are tight all-round.
A win for Mr. Hamilton will see him return to the top of the standings.
A win for Mr. Vettel would see him strengthen his overall advantage.
And more importantly, a win for Mr. Vettel here would be Ferrari’s 1st at this track since Michael Schumacher won here in Y 2001. The Maranello outfit is ready, willing and able this year..
This year world champion Jenson Button is back in F1 for McLaren/Honda for this race, as Fernando Alonso is off to race the Indy 500 in the US.
This weekend could Force India’s ‘Pink Panthers’ pull clear of Williams and begin to put pressure on this season’s underachievers, the Red Bulls.
Looking at recent results for Monaco, the Silverstone-based team has scored points here 8 years running, including a podium finish for Sergio Perez in last year’s race. Keep an eye on Force India.
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2017 Monaco Grand Prix – Facts and Figures
Track: Circuit d’ Monaco
Lap Record: Lewis Hamilton 1:17.939 (2016)
Tire Compounds: Ultra-Soft/Super-Soft/Soft
2016 Winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2016 Pole Position: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:13.622
2016 Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:17.939
DRS Zone: T19 to T1
2017 Monaco Grand Prix – TV/Stream Times