Monaco isn’t just the most prestigious race of the year: It’s also the most important qualifying session of the year, because there’s little chance to pass after the start.
Sergio Perez does not go along with the widely-held view that the Monaco Grand Prix circuit is one of the toughest on the Formula One calendar.
The Automobile Club de Monaco has played down remarks attributed to Bernie Ecclestone by some media earlier this week. Ecclestone was claimed to have said the famous round could be dropped from the world championship. A statement issued by the event organisers said: The Automobile Club de Monaco does not intend to comment on the … Continue reading Monaco unmoved by Ecclestone comments
Monaco has the longest unbroken run of years as a Grand Prix venue – having held an F1 race every year since 1955. Much of the track remains the same, but there have been changes in recent years – some of which were criticised for diminishing the challenge of this unique venue.
Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on top in the first practice session ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. But Red Bull showed they aren’t far off the pace, with Sebastian Vettel lapping within one tenth of a second of Alonso’s time.
Can Ferrari win their first Monaco Grand Prix since 2001 this weekend? With the teams using softer tyres for the race – the same compounds used in Bahrain, where Ferrari won – this could be their best opportunity. But with a chance of rain and hectic qualifying session in prospect, we could be in for … Continue reading Ferrari aim to end nine-year Monaco drought (Monaco Grand Prix preview)
The stewards at the Monaco Grand Prix have set an important precedent ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix by giving eight GP2 drivers 25-second penalties for cutting the first corner on lap one. The tough penalty has played havoc with the finishing order of this morning’s feature race. Lucas di Grassi, Nico Hulkenberg, Javier Villa, Roldan … Continue reading Stewards take hard line on turn one
With a great sense of timing the F1 world, torn apart by rows over how much the teams should be allowed to spend, heads to round six at Monaco – where conspicuous consumption is a way of life. Whatever F1 does to itself, the Monaco Grand Prix will hopefully always remain one of its great … Continue reading Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the … Continue reading Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver