Monaco streets to provide toughest challenge for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes say Sport.co.uk

The Monaco street circuit will favour the cornering ability of Red Bull and remove the power advantage of Mercedes, providing a fascinating twist to this year’s World Championship say Sport.co.uk.

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All will depend on qualification and car reliability in this race so we will learn a lot from practice times and qualification. As usual we will be their in the paddock providing all the news and live data.

(PRWEB UK) 21 May 2014

The Monaco Grand Prix is the classic street circuit that combines all the glitz and glamour of the Principality of Monaco with a technically demanding Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The Circuit runs around the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine and is considered one of the great motorsport races in the world alongside Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500. Ayrton Senna is considered the all-time master of Monaco and has won the race on a record six occasions and the anniversary of his death will make this race also a time to reflect on his great talent. Of the current drivers, Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg won the race in 2013, Vettel won in 2011 and Lewis Hamilton won in 2008. Fernando Alonso has taken the chequered flag twice in 2006 and 2007.

Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “This will be a very different Grand Prix compared to those that have gone before so far in this World Championship. The circuit is narrow and will favour cars with the best handling and balance rather than power. Starting on Pole will also provide a significant advantage with overtaking being very difficult on the Monte Carlo streets. The Red Bull and Ferrari teams will likely fancy their chances in this Grand Prix given the Red Bulls strength in and out of corners and Alonso’s previous success as a two-time winner here. Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix last year and will be looking to make it two in a row and in doing so return to the summit of the Drivers Championship. All of the drivers will be wary of Lewis Hamilton who will be looking to make it five wins out of the previous five races, further extending his lead. Practice starts on Thursday and we will be covering all the action on Sport.co.uk.”

Jason Hope, Content Manager of DSG believes that Monaco will provide a twist and will be the most open Grand Prix of the season so far ”I can see Monaco being won by Ferrari or Red Bull this year, it will really suite those drivers and cars which will be better suited to a narrow street circuit. All will depend on qualification and car reliability in this race so we will learn a lot from practice times and qualification. As usual we will be their in the paddock providing all the news and live data.“

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