F1: Monaco the Ultimate Test of the Racing Driver’s Skills
The street circuit of glamorous Monte Carlo is a demanding test of the F1 driver skills
If you have never been here, there really is nothing like the Monaco GP, it is not just the jewel of F1 motorsport, the Top of the calendar, but also it is the ultimate test of driver skills as they thread their cars through Monte Carlo twist, turns and tunnel, all with perfect precision where the slightest error can result shattering cars and dreams.
This challenging circuit explains why so few racers have regularly taken the Chequered Flag.
Just 7 drivers can claim to have won the iconic street race 3 or more times and none of those are on the grid this weekend.
But the Monaco GP Y 2018 line-up still includes three multiple winners who have proved they can master the race, the are; Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel, MercedesAMGs Lewis Hamilton, and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.
Mr. Vettel, Ferrari’s lead team driver has been the most consistent Monaco performer since his breakthrough in Y 2008, impressively finishing 5th, after starting 19th. on his F1 debut there with Toro Rosso.
That result remains his lowest race finish around the narrow streets, accumulating 5 podiums along the way with victories at 2 different teams: Red Bull Racing in Y 2011 and and Ferrari in Y 2017.
Mr. Vettel has done a fine job at making up positions during the race, too, but he only has 1 Pole.
His team mate Kimi Raikkonen is another experienced Monte Carlo competitor with 15 entries and with 4 podiums.
More often than not the Mr. Raikkonen has had a competitive car and should have more wins to his name other than in Y 2005.
He was certainly unfortunate last year after securing Pole ahead of Ferrari team-mate Seb Vettel, and will be looking to bounce back this weekend.
Mr. Vettel has the highest average position at Monaco.
Here is a trip around Monaco.
|NYSE:RACE||131.15||25 May 2018||-0.29||131.13||131.96||129.89||160,855|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Bullish (0.32)||Bullish (0.31)||Neutral (0.15)||Very Bullish (0.50)|
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Have a terrific race weekend