2014 Monaco Grand Prix

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Post Sun May 11, 2014 6:10 pm

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2013
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2014
Tyres - Soft (prime, yellow) and Supersoft (option, red)

2013
Tyres - Soft (prime, yellow) and Supersoft (option, red)
Polesitter - Nico Rosberg (1:13.876)
Winner - Nico Rosberg (Supersoft - Soft)

2012
Tyres - Soft (prime, yellow) and Supersoft (option, red)
Polesitter - Mark Webber (1:14.381) - Michael Schumacher had qualified fastest, but had a 5 place grid penalty
Winner - Mark Webber (Supersoft - Soft)

2011
Tyres - Soft (prime, yellow) and Supersoft (option, red)
Polesitter - Sebastian Vettel (1:13.556)
Winner - Sebastian Vettel (Supersoft - Soft - Supersoft)

2013 pole lap - Nico Rosberg (1:13.876)
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raymondu999
 
Joined: 4 Feb 2010

Post Sun May 11, 2014 6:46 pm

For the sake of his own sanity Nico has to win this race, and I think he just might. Though I'd love to see Lewis make it 5 in a row.

I expect Williams, Force India and Toro Rosso to struggle here. Red Bull to be very strong, not strong enough to challenge for a win, but with the nature of the track it could well be the first time a Merc gets beaten in a race in 2014, especially if we have a wet qualy or race.
Waywardism
 
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Post Sun May 11, 2014 6:51 pm

I expect the same more or less, Merc out in front but Rosberg really has to put it together and win this race if he wants to keep a steady challenge for the championship but whoever gets the pole will probably get the win im guessing. I asume Vettel will better Ricciardo in Monaco.
elMaestro
 
Joined: 30 Aug 2013

Post Sun May 11, 2014 6:55 pm

1) Hamilton
2) Rosberg
3) Vettel
4) Ricciardo
5) Alonso
6) Raikkonen

Maldonado crashing some other poor driver and causing safety car.

End of race.
gandharva
 
Joined: 6 Feb 2012
Location: Munich

Post Sun May 11, 2014 9:16 pm

Longest driver parade of the season, even with all the glitz I just can't get exited about this race.

Another Lewis pole, yes Nico was quick last season but Lewis now he the breaking issues sorted.
Unc1eM0nty
 
Joined: 1 Feb 2014
Location: Yorkshire (Gods own county)

Post Sun May 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Unc1eM0nty wrote:Another Lewis pole, yes Nico was quick last season but Lewis now he the breaking issues sorted.

I can see Rosberg taking more risks on his "banker" lap in Q3 whilst Lewis plays it a little safe only for Lewis to then snatch it from him on their final runs when he can throw caution to the wind. The way the rear of these cars is sliding around is going to make Monaco much more spectacular this year, and I'll be VERY surprised if we don't see the safety car at least a couple of times.

It's definitely good to see the drivers having to work behind the wheel rather than just having the cars grip and go. I think Monaco could be about to separate the men from the boys like it used to before the cars got too predictable on the edge.
myurr
 
Joined: 20 Mar 2008

Post Sun May 11, 2014 9:34 pm

myurr wrote:and I'll be VERY surprised if we don't see the safety car at least a couple of times.


With Maldonado on the grid it's pretty much guaranteed.
Waywardism
 
Joined: 24 Jun 2012

Post Sun May 11, 2014 9:51 pm

Waywardism wrote:With Maldonado on the grid it's pretty much guaranteed.

Unless the car breaks down before he has a chance to crash it :twisted:
NTS
 
Joined: 2 Oct 2013

Post Sun May 11, 2014 10:09 pm

This guy has 0% Talent, dam for money...
heidenreich27
 
Joined: 15 Mar 2014

Post Sun May 11, 2014 10:13 pm

Qell if the Red Bull is as good a car as people say, they will win here. Renault Power wont let them down here. So a real car test
NathanOlder
 
Joined: 2 Mar 2012
Location: Kent

Post Sun May 11, 2014 10:21 pm

With all the brake troubles we're seeing this year I can see saint devote filling up with cars pretty quickly. In fact brake failure could be pretty dangerous round here especially out of the tunnel.
RicerDude
 
Joined: 10 Sep 2012

Post Sun May 11, 2014 10:29 pm

NathanOlder wrote:Qell if the Red Bull is as good a car as people say, they will win here. Renault Power wont let them down here. So a real car test

What on earth makes you think that? The power unit is hugely important at Monaco, for a whole batch of reasons - drivability out of corners, breaking stability and predictability, briefly, peak power down into the chicaine, etc. In past years, where the engines all delivered the power in a roughly controllable way, and had nothing to do with slowing the car down, you would be right. In modern terms though, that's really not the case.
beelsebob
 
Joined: 23 Mar 2011
Location: Cupertino, California

Post Sun May 11, 2014 10:57 pm

Maybe Nico will finally get one back one Lewis, but I feel if anything the Mercedes might finally be split with Lewis getting 5 on the trot and Nico having to settle behind Vettel in 3rd.
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gray41
 
Joined: 8 Mar 2011

Post Sun May 11, 2014 11:29 pm

For pole: 2 words.... RED....BULL

That chassis is highly misunderstood. I think it's got the best balance and downforce. Engine power will be useful here yes, but i don't think it will factor much over the whole lap.

How much ERS energy is available from braking at this track?
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ringo
 
Joined: 29 Mar 2009

Post Sun May 11, 2014 11:32 pm

I think it would be good for the season if RedBull were to win this one, just to cool some people down.
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gray41
 
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