2011 Monaco Grand Prix Wednesday in pictures

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Mark Webber kicked off his Monaco Grand Prix preparations in unusual style by throwing BBC presenter Jake Humphrey into the Red Bull swimming pool.

Other drivers participated in the traditional Monaco football match.

Here are pictures from the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

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28 comments on 2011 Monaco Grand Prix Wednesday in pictures

  1. James said on 25th May 2011, 20:31

    Jake Humphery actually has the best job in the world. Fact.

  2. mcmercslr (@mcmercslr) said on 25th May 2011, 20:54

    Already dislike fernando alonso quite a lot but now he’s wearing a kimi raikkonen hat i dislike him even more

    • Scribe (@scribe) said on 25th May 2011, 21:50

      Lol it’s been heading this way for a while. Baseball caps haven’t been it for generations.

    • UKfanatic (@) said on 25th May 2011, 21:56

      Have you seen his new monaco helmet its a bit tribal just like Raikkonen anyway I dont dislike I just think that it is an midracinglife crisis, now that he is an veteran he doesnt seem to worry about being classical

    • Hyoko said on 25th May 2011, 23:28

      And the day you notice that he has one head and two hands you’ll hate him more than ever. SCOTY (Stupid comment of the year)

  3. Burnout (@burnout) said on 25th May 2011, 21:18

    Wait, pit crews aren’t required to wear fire-retardant suits during practice sessions? Or are Force India doing some sort of promotional photo shoot?

    That’s a great shot of the steering wheel through the Merc’s airbox cover.

  4. DiamondEagle said on 25th May 2011, 21:20

    Does anyone know the score in the F1 footy match? Or am I just sad to want to know that? :)

  5. Neil said on 25th May 2011, 22:33

    I guess this weekend’s show will be all about Webber jumping in the swimming pool last year. The BBC made such a huge deal about this (and it continues to be mentioned time after time) for some reason and it’s getting more than a little tedious.

    Now that Legard is gone, Jake Humphrey is the cringe inducing thorn in the side of what would otherwise be good coverage. He’s constantly childish – always talking about what guests are wearing or ridiculing Eddie Jordan – a much more experienced and knowledgeable man.

    I guess we can’t expect any more from someone whose background is in kids TV. I miss Rosenthal!

    • George (@george) said on 25th May 2011, 22:38

      ridiculing Eddie Jordan – a much more experienced and knowledgeable man.

      Now I know you’re joking.

    • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 25th May 2011, 23:05

      Aren’t most BBC presenters groomed in kids TV these days? I agree that he has been around in F1 long enough that he can start to show he has learned a lot about it, but he does usually do a pretty good job in my view.

    • Dan said on 26th May 2011, 8:31

      I must admit, overall, I like Jake. At least he knows what he doesn’t know and is willing to admit it, unlike Legard.

      You should be thankful for what you have, here in Australia, we are stuck with the OneHD build-up show, largely done in a studio (thank goodness for VPN’s and the BBC iPlayer).

  6. Alfie said on 25th May 2011, 23:23

    I love the F1 match, wish I could see the whole thing. I remember Petrov and Trulli really screwing up last year.

  7. Mister Nillionaire (@mister-nillionaire) said on 25th May 2011, 23:43

    Meh, definitely going to Monaco for the 2012 GP, looks sweet…

  8. darren said on 26th May 2011, 5:47

    Does anyone see a career in the media for Mark when his racing is done? He already writes for the BBC and is well regarded and is friends with DC, he also tells it as it is, so he’s set things up well.

    • Mark Hitchcock said on 26th May 2011, 9:32

      I think everyone would love to see that…except maybe him. Once he’s done with F1 I have the feeling he won’t have much more to do with it. He’ll probably get stuck into his mountain biking and adventure racing.

  9. Bäremans said on 26th May 2011, 10:17

    Great pic of them continuing the interview soaking wet. :-)

  10. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 26th May 2011, 16:50

    I love the shots of the harbour. Monaco is the prettiest place on Earth.

  11. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 26th May 2011, 19:47

    Crikey. A smile from Jarno Trulli!

  12. arulworld said on 6th June 2011, 14:23

    great shots!
    me too dislike alonso wearing a kimi raikkonen tm hat.

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