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
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the … Continue reading From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video)
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?σΤιΌΤδσs not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
Frank Williams joined the chorus of approval for last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix: It has a good chance of challenging Monaco for being the jewel in the crown of Formula One. That is the most accurate thing to say. They have great weather, a very good track, and the grandstands packed. I think there is … Continue reading Does Bernie Ecclestone want the Singapore GP to be the new Monaco?
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer is back with a two-part series on the history of the European Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix is an oddity. It’s unique in that it doesn’t necessarily represent a single country, but a whole continent. Various versions of the name have been in use ever since the world championship … Continue reading European GP history 1950-1997 (video)
Halfway through the season it’s probably not a surprise to learn the Monaco and British Grands Prix have been the most popular races so far. The two action-packed races have been voted the most popular so far on this site. Here’s the results in full:
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
Here are my notes on last week’s Monaco Grand Prix. Some people have suggested it showed McLaren now have the upper hand in the championship but I’m not convinced. Plus, Massa’s impressive start to the race, the drivers who missed opportunities, and more.