Formula 1 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco

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  1. Pupik

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    Wipe away all the bullglitz and so-called glamour and I still like that Monaco's a totally unsuitable race track with gobs of historic character; changing glacially over the past 90 years compared to almost anything else out there in the world of motorsport. Even if the racing is as dull as cold oatmeal, there's scenery and sensory candy you'll rarely find elsewhere along the yearly circus, and almost any part of the track can be substituted with another from the annals of the sport at a moment's glance.
     
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  2. Dotini

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    Agreed!
    Accordingly, I am puzzled by this photo, presumably of Monaco, 1960, a practice session. Can you identify the point on the course, please? Would it be the docks?
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  3. Quakebass

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    Hey, maybe this can spice things up...

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    It was showing fairly clear skies when I looked this morning, who knows if the it'll flip flop again.
     
  4. baldgye

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    The same as it ever was... wishing for rain at Monaco...

    I know the racing is generally boring, but I do love the chaos a properly wet race can produce
     
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    Merc to run red halo in memory of Niki.
    I honestly think it looks fabulous and I hope that they keep it for the rest of the season.
     
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  6. Pupik

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    Based on the elevation decline, and that they're coming off the right-hand turn before approaching Portier.

    It's definitely 1960, as that front-engined Scarab only ran that year and it was 2-3 years behind the times.
     
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  7. PzR Slim

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    Much applause.
     
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  8. LordExia

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    I always get excited about Monaco because of the hype and all the glamour and whatnot but it really is a terrible track for racing. They should put it on the calendar as an exhibition course where drivers go show off their ultimate "one lap" skill and how much they can push the boundaries and be called "aliens" by us normal humans.

    On another note, from the looks of it, I guess we are in for another Mercedes 1-2 :lol:
     
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  9. Jimlaad43

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    Vettel has crashed at Ste Devote early in FP3
     
  10. HenrySwanson

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    Just watched the F2 race 1 highlights and it was pretty....eventful
     
  11. MikeV27

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    Leclerc is under investigation for speeding under vsc. They will probably go easy on him.
     
  12. TenEightyOne

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    The commentary team pointed out that these things can happen to anyone at Monaco. If I were Ferrari my concern would be how often these things happen to Vettel recently. Even Stroll didn't crash into that barrier in the practices (I wrote this before Quali!).
     
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    ...Vettel knocks Leclerc out in Q1. Ferrari get basic strategy wrong again.
     
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    :lol: Ferrari off to the most Ferrariest start to the weekend. Stunning strategy as always.
     
  15. Jimlaad43

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    Ferrari really do want Mercedes to win this title don't they.
     
  16. HenrySwanson

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    What was that?
     
  17. BrainsBush

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    manmanman Ferrari. Great strategy....feel sorry for Charles at his home circuit
     
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  18. Tak[TEC]

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    Ferrari just fire your strategists ffs, I just feel bad for Leclarc. But Ferrari are such a complete and utter joke of a team this year
     
  19. LordExia

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    I know it's early but Bottas is out to be the pole man of the season already snatch the pole record in Q2
     
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  20. FoxMulder

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    Ferrari is trash since Binotto took over.
     
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  21. Jimlaad43

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    Gasly will get a penalty for that surely
     
  22. NotThePrez

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    Leclerc looking absolutely defeated in his post-quali interview. No doubt he'll be out for blood on the track tomorrow. It's bad enough for Ferrari to mess up race strategy, but I think this is the first time I've seen them eff up qualifying.

    Also no way Gasy won't get penalized for holding up Grosjean.
     
  23. BrainsBush

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    1:10:2 :crazy:
     
  24. FoxMulder

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    I'm impressed.
     
  25. LordExia

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    Hamilton got .2 down and that lap looked it he didn't even put it all down.

    Bottas is out owning everybody on track
     
  26. FoxMulder

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    The coverage is awful. Horrible cuts, didn't even show Ricciardo's run instead of parked Mercs.
     
  27. GTFan24

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    I...i... im not gonna say 1 single word....
     
  28. HenrySwanson

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    Wow
     
  29. LordExia

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    Lewis got pole with such a scruffy ending
     
  30. Mr P

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    WD Lewis :tup: