Pic Of The Week: Jenson At Monaco

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If you looked at it with a cold head and a hard heart, it would be easy to conclude that the Monaco GP (happening this very weekend) is an outdated anachronism that doesn't fit in with 21st century Formula One.

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...

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Update: Due to (un)popular demand (there was mild disgruntlement in some quarters about the general fuzziness of the original image) we've decided to lob in a bonus POTW (right).

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...

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Comments (40) Join the discussion on the forum

  • TomJackUK 27 May 2011

    Not a fan of the pic at all!

  • SeeFive 27 May 2011

    So let me get this right.

    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.

  • Lord_Howit_Hertz 27 May 2011

    F1 returns to its spiritual heartland

    Really? confused How so?

  • ukaskew 27 May 2011

    Pics like this make me a little sad inside, it's not that hard (relatively speaking) to get a dynamic blurry shot with the car still in a reasonable amount of focus.

  • hornetrider 27 May 2011

    ukaskew said:
    Pics like this make me a little sad inside, it's not that hard (relatively speaking) to get a dynamic blurry shot with the car still in a reasonable amount of focus.
    This. Pretty poor photo, that.

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