Pic Of The Week: Jenson At Monaco
Rejoice - F1 returns to its spiritual heartland
And yet...after a series of races on sparkly new but all too clinical racetracks in far flung corners of the globe, the return of the F1 circus to the little principality on the Med feels like F1 coming home (of course it is home to a large portion of the F1 field).
The unique challenge of negotiating those tricky city streets is also what makes victory in the Monaco GP one of the most coveted prizes in world motorsport, right up there with Le Mans or the Indy 500.
So to celebrate F1 coming back to Monte Carlo, here's Jenson Button negotiating the distinctive Loew's Hairpin - pretty much the slowest corner in F1. Here's hoping he and Lewis can start to reel in that pesky German Vettel this weekend...
This still evokes the atmosphere and spirit of the Monaco GP (we hope) but this time does so with a greater degree of focus.
Now don't say we never do anything for you...
We have returned from a far flung corner of the globe, from clinical circuits where overtaking is historically difficult giving many dull races for spectators, designed for sponsors and high rollers...
...to another circuit in Europe, designed for sponsors and high rollers where overtaking is nigh on impossible often producing a dull race for spectators.
I will keep the champagne on ice till Spa thank you.
Shame - I'm nothing better than an amateur, but even I would have deleted that shot from my HD when reviewing my shots.
Really? How so?
"it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (informally known as the Triple Crown of Motorsport). The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige."
Always gets me excited - even if there ain't a great deal of overtaking
And... to all those who rightly point out that the image isn't exactly pin-sharp, our apologies - I picked 'cos I felt it was a pleasantly evocative image and would make a nice background wallpaper for many a desktop.
I promise to root out a sharper image as a little extra POTW at some point this afternoon - so keep your eyes peeled...
Shame - I'm nothing better than an amateur, but I would have deleted that shot from my HD when reviewing my shots.
Reasons for my dislike towards Button:
- Said he was the best driver ever in GQ magazine
- Last race he said he was open to new opportunities before the race when quizzed about his team
- Pulled up in the leader pit
- Can't grow a beard
- Sight of him generally annoys me, especially his stupid, undeserved grin
Rant over, it's Friday :-)
Love the F1 at Monaco though. F1 is not all about the racing, its about the razmataz and the spectacle, and it doesn't get any bigger in that department at Monaco. And who can't be in awe of watching them drive around this great street cicruit at the speeds they do that close to buildings and walls? Breathtaking for me!