2012 Monaco Grand Prix practice in 100 pictures

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Pictures from the first practice day of practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

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13 comments on 2012 Monaco Grand Prix practice in 100 pictures

  1. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 24th May 2012, 15:10

    Great photos!

  2. James Robertson (@mclarenboy0310) said on 24th May 2012, 15:12

    I like the shots!

  3. Fixy (@fixy) said on 24th May 2012, 15:34

    So, Lotus are running a special “500 races” livery.
    This got me thinking, as Lotus Racing celebrated their 500th race in Valencia in 2010, 9th race of the season, whilst Monaco 2012 is the 6th. So I took a look at the options:

    1. Do they mean 500 races?
    1a. Are they considering their team as a continuation of the original Team Lotus? ‘Cause in that case this would be their 497th race (491 as Team Lotus and 6 as Lotus F1 Team).
    1b. Are they considering their team as a continuation of Toleman? ‘Cause in that case this would be their 514th race (70 as Toleman, 260 as Benetton, 178 as Renault [since 2002] and 6 as Lotus F1 Team).

    2. Do they mean 500 starts?
    2a. Are they considering their team as a continuation of the original Team Lotus? ‘Cause in that case this would be their 495th start (489 as Team Lotus and 6 as Lotus F1 Team).
    2b. Are they considering their team as a continuation of Toleman? ‘Cause in that case this would be their 500th start (57 as Toleman, 260 as Benetton, 177 as Renault [since 2002] and 6 as Lotus F1 Team).

    So the answer is 2b.

  4. WillP said on 24th May 2012, 15:58

    Monaco – Its tacky, its materialistic, its a ghastly view of the skewed distribution of wealth through the world, and I love it.

  5. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 24th May 2012, 18:25

    I keep forgetting how much I love Massenet and Casino Square. (Such a pity the Ferrari’s ugly this year for the sake of that picture!)

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 24th May 2012, 22:00

    The one of Kovalinen headed towards the tunnel is beautiful. The sea looks lovely.

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