2014 Grand Prix de Monaco

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  1. SVT Cobra GT

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    With the F1 circus starting the European leg of the season in Spain the story of Mercedes' domination continued with Lewis Hamilton taking his 4th win in a row and with it the championship lead. Nico is still biting at his heels 3 points behind, but we now arrive at the jewel in the F1 crown, Monaco. Where as we all know, anything can happen. Both Mercedes drivers have won this race before and many are saying that if Mercedes walk off into the distance again, then this season is pretty much wrapped up before it gets going. Anyway buckle up for the......2014 Grand Prix de Monaco

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    Event Date: 22-25 May 2014
    Circuit length: 3.34 km (2.075 mi)
    Laps: 78
    Lap Record: 1:14.439, Michael Schumacher, 2004




    2013 Results

    1) N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2) S. Vettel (Red Bull)
    3) M. Webber (Red Bull)
     
  2. Peasantslayer

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    I think Red Bull might have a chance this weekend if one of their drivers can snatch pole but I'm still expecting Lewis to take pole and cruise home with Nico behind him. Could be a lot of accidents with these cars even in the dry so having a car which gives the driver confidence will be even more important this time around.
     
  3. axletramp

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    Maldonado has just arrived...

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    Expecting lots of crashes here, due to the amount of tail slides we have seen this season more tan a few are gonna happen here.
     
  6. ZeroTheNorth

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    Looking forwards to see this race! One of my favorite Grand Prix circuit! :p
     
  7. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I dont see it at all for RBR.

    Also I feel this is the last place Nico can win for a while, because the next few tracks are Lewis dominated tracks with Austria being the odd ball
     
  8. Peasantslayer

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    This is Monaco and you might only get one good chance at a good lap in Q3 because it's so hard to get a perfect lap and traffic can really ruin your day, that's the reason why I think RBR could take pole.
     
  9. Johnny1996

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    I'm getting up as early as I have to to see this race. Starts with this, then Indy 500, and finally the Coca-Cola 600. Its going to be a day filled with motorsports for me, and I wish the best to the drivers.
     
  10. 86Debris86

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    I'm looking forward to this one. Could be the first time the Mercs take each other out maybe? (Not that I want that to happen, but I think it might if Nico does get pole.) That's assuming they're as dominant here as they have been elsewhere of course, and the Red Bulls aren't the ones in front.

    Honourable mention to my Grandfather's favourite race driver, Jack Brabham, who sadly died a couple days ago, and who's first win was at Monaco I believe.
     
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    It would have been funny if it was original. As it stands, it's just a cliche.
     
  12. Imari

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    Maldonado is a cliche. That's why he's funny.

    Tell me every time yellow flags flash up a little part of your brain doesn't pipe up "Ooo, has Maldonado put it into the wall/gravel/Hamilton's behind again?"
     
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    If that were a picture in the caption competition, there would be a dozen Maldonado jokes. None of them would win. The winner would be something clever, like the ridiculous lengths drivers go to in order to get into the caption competition now that Webber has retired.
     
  14. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Optimism is nice and all but realism is where I spend my time. People who tend to think that Mercedes doesn't have good aero are the ones I've seen mainly talking up RBR advantage here, based on what seems to be due to what Mercedes did last year. Not saying you, just from the other forums I go to.
     
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  15. Imari

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    Realistically, unless something goes wrong for Mercedes they're still the team to beat, even in Monaco. There's maybe a slightly higher attrition rate than normal, but it really only boosts RBR's chances of a pole from "not a nope in hell" to "fat chance".
     
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  16. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Well if this was the Mercedes of the three seasons prior to this one that was horrible on rear tires especially, then I would be quite worried. However, even with issues they made it work last year, so now imagine a car without those issue and a second plus advantage over everyone else. Not to forget we just had testing done and who knows what Mercedes found in strength, I doubt RBR found a second.

    And I agree there isn't much of a chance still, this win here will shows that fast and slow tracks are no issue.


    So basically Macau 2004, let me go knock on some wood.
     
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    Well, to date 16 people have liked my post. How many liked yours? :lol:

    My pre-practice prediction is another Merc win, probably Lewis, but run a lot closer particularly by Seb. RBR have closed the gap slightly, plus this circuit is less power reliant, but making up almost a second a lap even with a good chassis is still a massive task.

    Looking forward to what qualifying throws up. :tup:
     
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    I hope we will see some rain..
     
  19. Samus

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    Currently a chance of rain Thursday morning (FP), clear for Saturday and Sunday.
     
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    I wouldn't be so sure, BBC Weather is predicting cloudy weather on Sunday.
     
  21. neljack

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    Monaco tomorrow did you say?

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    FP1 and FP2 are traditionally run on Thursday, mostly because the prince of Monaco didn't want to be disturbed by the cars during Friday lunch.
     
  23. Tom

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    As per. But here's a quick snippet.

    http://www.f1today.net/en/news/2014-monaco-grand-prix--preview
     
  24. BHRxRacer

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    Taking bets on the number of crashes and safety cars deployments.
     
  25. mikeerfol

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    3 safety cars, 2 of them caused by Maldonado. Possibly even a red flag.
     
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    The circuit has been extensively re-surfaced, from the exit of Casino Square to the entrance of the tunnel. Button in particular predicting low grip.
     
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    He actually said "Like Austin's first year" If that's indeed the case then we're in for a lot of crashes today...

    But then again, "low grip" is usual for McLaren these days.. :lol:
     
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  29. Imari

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    Reckon he's just warming up his excuses early? :D
     
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    No sign of rain yet.