Monaco approaches...

Monaco approaches...

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TheDeuce

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1,423 posts

7 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Jasandjules said:
Really the only good thing about Monaco is watching the cockpit footage of just how fast and close they get to crashing on every lap.

I mean, I play F1 on the Ps4 and it is quite interesting running through Monaco... To actually do it in an F1 car must be beyond awesome.
Not the only good thing imo - but yes, that is a particularly good thing. It really does give crazy sense of speed and the driving is truly impressive.

sparta6

1,197 posts

41 months

Wednesday 15th May
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cb1965 said:
While the race can be dull I have to say that of all the GPs I've been to watching the qualifying laps round Monaco is the most jaw-dropping thing I've ever seen in F1. The speed and proximity to the barriers and walls has to be seen in the flesh to be believed.... TV slows it all down and makes it look pedestrian.
I agree.
This is the main reason we attend, as it still presents one of the biggest driver challenges.
Decent scenery and hospitality also makes the four days worthwhile.

Dynamic Space Wizard

560 posts

45 months

Wednesday 15th May
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They'll talk about the glitz and the glamour, and then Roman Grosjean will crash into something yes

LaurasOtherHalf

14,813 posts

137 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Not going this year (new human arriving in the family has put paid to that!) but we'll hold some sort of Monaco party for adults and kids again to make up for it.

Can't wait personally!

Supersam83

219 posts

86 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Can't wait either!

I love this race and track and any F1 fan needs to visit this race once in their lifetime as the place oozes history and motorsport, even if some of the races turn into processions.

Watching the drivers on the limit centimetres away from the wall, with the engine sounds echoing off the buildings is a sight to be seen and heard.

Along with the glamour and the whole of Monaco being taken over by the F1 race it's just something else.
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Europa1

7,865 posts

129 months

Wednesday 15th May
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HarryFlatters said:
exelero said:
Albeit I would love to se CLC win his home GP
Oh, is he from Monaco? I've never heard anyone mention it in commentary hehe
Nor that Alexander Albon is British-born. wink

TheDeuce

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1,423 posts

7 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Another thought about this race... 18 cars have to get past at least one of the Williams at least once. Most of those cars will need to get past twice (maybe more..) - that in itself could create some opportunities by bringing the other cars closer together repeatedly during the race.

Obviously Williams are at this point experts in the art of letting other cars past, so probably won't be a big factor in the race. It's bound to cause some bunching up though.

Sticking with Williams, the cars appear extremely unpredictable even on wider tracks. Sending them through Monaco on a quali lap seems almost asking for trouble.

Mac.

1,269 posts

170 months

Thursday 16th May
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HarryFlatters said:
Oh, is he from Monaco? I've never heard anyone mention it in commentary hehe
He's not from Monaco, he's Crofty's favourite word 'Monacesq?.... Monagesc?... Monaguesc?... Monnagesci?... Monaconian?'
Ah fk it, he's from Monaco

Kizmiaz

208 posts

29 months

Thursday 16th May
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I tried getting round Monaco on the X Box. By the finish line I had destroyed the car several times over and lost the will to live. bh of a track. Respect.

cuprabob

7,544 posts

155 months

Thursday 16th May
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Kizmiaz said:
I tried getting round Monaco on the X Box. By the finish line I had destroyed the car several times over and lost the will to live. bh of a track. Respect.
Pastor, is that you? hehe

TheDeuce

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1,423 posts

7 months

Thursday 16th May
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cuprabob said:
Kizmiaz said:
I tried getting round Monaco on the X Box. By the finish line I had destroyed the car several times over and lost the will to live. bh of a track. Respect.
Pastor, is that you? hehe
biggrin

https://youtu.be/YQrAA9O9u08

He really was a full scale plonker. Certainly did his bit to keep the races entertaining though!!

motco

11,831 posts

187 months

Thursday 16th May
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Eric Mc said:
Monaco is totally unsuitable for modern F1 - and has been since about 1980. Despite that it has often turned up interesting "races" and surprising results. Unfortunately, with current rules about racing in rain and safety cars, some of the unpredictability has been ironed out of the event - which is a shame.

But you never know.
But it is quintessentially the spiritual home of motor racing from the Golden Era, and echos with the sounds of races past with the ghosts of many a star driver of the day hovering in the ether. Stuff all the new circuits like China and the like, they have no soul. Watch 'Grand Prix' to get a sniff of what I am struggling to convey. Not specifically you, Eric, as I recall your reporting buying the DVD as soon as it was released, but those who were babies when Clark and Hill were driving there. Long may it run!

kambites

56,511 posts

162 months

Thursday 16th May
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That doesn't stop it being complete rubbish for the modern cars though. smile

ELUSIVEJIM

5,577 posts

92 months

Thursday 16th May
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The one thing we need is a wet Monaco GP.

That always brings drama.

Perhaps it's the one track that Bernie's past sprinkler idea would make sense laugh

768

4,270 posts

37 months

Thursday 16th May
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Kizmiaz said:
I tried getting round Monaco on the X Box. By the finish line I had destroyed the car several times over and lost the will to live. bh of a track. Respect.
I figured I'd dig out an F1 game from about 5 minutes ago and give it a run. For some reason it's called F1 2010.

I think it told me every lap I tried was invalid, even the laps I didn't have to use reverse gear on.

paulguitar

2,374 posts

54 months

Thursday 16th May
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I do still really like quali at Monaco, but the race is a very boring joke, on the whole. Lapping at GP2 pace, some 7 seconds off the potential of the cars is just a total waste of time and not racing at all.

I went there a couple of years ago and found the place to be somewhat tacky. I would still love to have gone before the hybrids, but I don't think I could stand the horrible sound of the current cars there knowing how spine-tingling it used to be with the N/A engine sounds bouncing off of the buildings.

Piginapoke

785 posts

126 months

Thursday 16th May
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Official Monaco thread now up chaps

STICKY3

242 posts

88 months

Thursday 16th May
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I have a spare ticket grandstand t if someone wants to make me an offer

TheDeuce

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1,423 posts

7 months

Thursday 16th May
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Piginapoke said:
Official Monaco thread now up chaps
Good! and sooner than usual smile

Makes sense, it's a great race to build up to!

paua

1,107 posts

84 months

Thursday 16th May
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Eric Mc said:
I remember 1980 for this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjKGGU2hSLU

And 1982, the race nobody wanted to win -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tea-fDaMVDk
And '81 for Giles managing to keep a pig of a red car in front ( where it shouldn't have been ) . He withstood a lot of pressure.