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It is or was assumed Spain's sector 3 times are or were a good indicator for the pecking order in Monaco. Here are the fastest sector 3 times from qualifying in Spain:
1. Red Bull 26.295
2. Mercedes 26.400
3. Ferrari 26.580
4. Alpine 26.632
5. McLaren 26.782
6. AlphaTauri 26.827
7. Aston Martin 26.923
8. Williams 27.131
9. Alfa Romeo 27.164
10. Haas 27.311

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mona ... 96/?nrt=54

The weather at Monaco throughout the weekend will be dry. No possibility of rain.
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I'm one of the very few that loves to see this race every year. F1 cars going blisteringly fast inches from the barriers for 78 laps is no mean feat. This is the most mentally challenging Grand Prix where confidence in Yourself & the car is everything.
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UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:27 pm
I'm one of the very few that loves to see this race every year. F1 cars going blisteringly fast inches from the barriers for 78 laps is no mean feat. This is the most mentally challenging Grand Prix where confidence in Yourself & the car is everything.
This is probably the only race where I look forward to qualifying more than the race itself.

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A.J. wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:50 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:27 pm
I'm one of the very few that loves to see this race every year. F1 cars going blisteringly fast inches from the barriers for 78 laps is no mean feat. This is the most mentally challenging Grand Prix where confidence in Yourself & the car is everything.
This is probably the only race where I look forward to qualifying more than the race itself.
100% agree. Qualifying is always a real treat, in fact, it's possibly the best for practice sessions too as there's always a chance of drivers messing up. Come on Nikita, make it so!

The race will always have a great start and opening few laps, but I tend to fear that most races end up being chess matches won in the pitlane rather than boxing matches on the track itself. (Rain aside.)
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UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:25 pm
It is or was assumed Spain's sector 3 times are or were a good indicator for the pecking order in Monaco. Here are the fastest sector 3 times from qualifying in Spain:
1. Red Bull 26.295
2. Mercedes 26.400
3. Ferrari 26.580
4. Alpine 26.632
5. McLaren 26.782
6. AlphaTauri 26.827
7. Aston Martin 26.923
8. Williams 27.131
9. Alfa Romeo 27.164
10. Haas 27.311

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mona ... 96/?nrt=54

The weather at Monaco throughout the weekend will be dry. No possibility of rain.

I remember one year where this was not really accurate but it usually works. But yeah I expect a Verstappen pole and win. It's about time he strikes back otherwise imo this championship won't be close.

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kleefton wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:52 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:25 pm
It is or was assumed Spain's sector 3 times are or were a good indicator for the pecking order in Monaco. Here are the fastest sector 3 times from qualifying in Spain:
1. Red Bull 26.295
2. Mercedes 26.400
3. Ferrari 26.580
4. Alpine 26.632
5. McLaren 26.782
6. AlphaTauri 26.827
7. Aston Martin 26.923
8. Williams 27.131
9. Alfa Romeo 27.164
10. Haas 27.311

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mona ... 96/?nrt=54

The weather at Monaco throughout the weekend will be dry. No possibility of rain.

I remember one year where this was not really accurate but it usually works. But yeah I expect a Verstappen pole and win. It's about time he strikes back otherwise imo this championship won't be close.
2017 I think. Mercedes had the upper hand in S3 in Spain but Ferrari had it in Monaco.

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kleefton wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:52 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:25 pm
It is or was assumed Spain's sector 3 times are or were a good indicator for the pecking order in Monaco. Here are the fastest sector 3 times from qualifying in Spain:
1. Red Bull 26.295
2. Mercedes 26.400
3. Ferrari 26.580
4. Alpine 26.632
5. McLaren 26.782
6. AlphaTauri 26.827
7. Aston Martin 26.923
8. Williams 27.131
9. Alfa Romeo 27.164
10. Haas 27.311

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mona ... 96/?nrt=54

The weather at Monaco throughout the weekend will be dry. No possibility of rain.

I remember one year where this was not really accurate but it usually works. But yeah I expect a Verstappen pole and win. It's about time he strikes back otherwise imo this championship won't be close.
The championship does need a Max pole, but Monaco is one of Max's more temperamental circuits with him missing qualifying in 2016 and 2018 due to sticking it in the wall in P3.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:57 pm
A.J. wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:50 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:27 pm
I'm one of the very few that loves to see this race every year. F1 cars going blisteringly fast inches from the barriers for 78 laps is no mean feat. This is the most mentally challenging Grand Prix where confidence in Yourself & the car is everything.
This is probably the only race where I look forward to qualifying more than the race itself.
100% agree. Qualifying is always a real treat, in fact, it's possibly the best for practice sessions too as there's always a chance of drivers messing up. Come on Nikita, make it so!

The race will always have a great start and opening few laps, but I tend to fear that most races end up being chess matches won in the pitlane rather than boxing matches on the track itself. (Rain aside.)
Yeah I love qualifying here. Whatever about the race sometimes being boring, there's so many other great things about this weekend.
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Verstappen's record lap from 2018:
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Some great insight by Sir Jackie Stewart & Damon Hill about the oncoming Monaco Grand Prix. Some great insights from the past about driving around Monaco with reference to his competitors from then.

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Track limit rules will be applicable at turn 10 (Nouvelle chicane). In a first, traffic signal system will be used for cars taking the escape road there.
- If any driver makes it as far as the corner’s escape road this year, they will only be allowed to rejoin the track when given permission to do so by the marshals. As in previous events this will be communicated by a traffic light operated by a corner worker.

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Some minor stat:

Points 2015-2019:
Mercedes – 154
Ferrari – 129
Red Bull – 115
Racing Point/Force India – 37
AlphaTauri/Toro Rosso – 29
McLaren – 24
Renault/Lotus – 7
Haas – 6
Williams – 3
Alfa Romeo/Sauber – 2
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Bernd Maylander got detained by local cop for exceeding speed limit.
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Bernd Maylander got detained by local cop for exceeding speed limit.
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Wednesday: you're going too fast.
Sunday: why is he so freaking slow..?
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tootsie323 wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 5:50 am
Wednesday: you're going too fast.
Sunday: why is he so freaking slow..?
Let's hope he's not used on Sunday. But yeah, absolutely what you just said!!!

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Leclerc out of FP1. Gearbox failure...
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Leclerc out of FP1. Gearbox failure...
Thank you, I came into the thread having missed most of the session to ask why he was so far off the pace!
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Enjoyed FP1, a lot going on.

Ferrari looking strong but I think they normally run a bit higher engine modes/lower fuel in practice than Red Bull/Merc so remains to be seen whether they can challenge.

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Mother of god. Qualifying is going to be incredible!
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I maybe shouldn't be saying this - but I don't think a Mercedes will be getting pole. Possibly not even the front row. If one does get pole, that will be impressive. But by then things will have changed my mind anyway!

Since 2017, this track has either had other teams be better than mercedes or at least match them. So with Red bull being so close to them this year, I think that we can pretty much guarantee that they will be the stronger car here. But.... maybe not :D

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I'd love a Leclerc pole + win. However, a Red Bull 1-2 looks about evens with Verstappen-Hamilton.
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Mother of god. Qualifying is going to be incredible!
Yep then sh1te after that.

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Maz ahead of Mick in both sessions. I wonder if they were running different programmes and tyres.
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Maz ahead of Mick in both sessions. I wonder if they were running different programmes and tyres.
....and now Mick bangs the wall and the session is stopped!! :twisted:

...and Haas evidently has a special mode for punctures??? :?
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Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.

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A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.
This was FP2!!!
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Mort Canard wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:03 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.
This was FP2!!!
Ah, not following that live - but wow! The red flag I'm sure scuppered some other fast laps, but the Sainz look good.

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A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Mort Canard wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:03 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.
This was FP2!!!
Ah, not following that live - but wow! The red flag I'm sure scuppered some other fast laps, but the Sainz look good.
The red flag screwed everyone's heavy fuel runs. But as Chandhok said, heavy fuel runs out here are insignificant as it's easy to hold up a faster car behind you on this track.
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UnlikeUday wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:22 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Mort Canard wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:03 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.
This was FP2!!!
Ah, not following that live - but wow! The red flag I'm sure scuppered some other fast laps, but the Sainz look good.
The red flag screwed everyone's heavy fuel runs. But as Chandhok said, heavy fuel runs out here are insignificant as it's easy to hold up a faster car behind you on this track.
Thanks for the context - was there nobody on a fast lap (or planning to do a fast lap) at that point?

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Did I hear it right that race control told Schumacher to park his car down the escape road beyond the chicane only then to red flag the session because his car was parked in a dangerous place. :?
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A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:26 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:22 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Mort Canard wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:03 pm
A.J. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Just FP1 - let's wait until qualifying before celebrating a RBR/Ferrari resurgence.
This was FP2!!!
Ah, not following that live - but wow! The red flag I'm sure scuppered some other fast laps, but the Sainz look good.
The red flag screwed everyone's heavy fuel runs. But as Chandhok said, heavy fuel runs out here are insignificant as it's easy to hold up a faster car behind you on this track.
Thanks for the context - was there nobody on a fast lap (or planning to do a fast lap) at that point?
Qualy sims usually happen around the middle of the sessions. As the second half of the session begins, it's all race sims.
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I know its only practice but if qualy was that result it would be great to see!

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Steve_muzzy wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 3:03 pm
I know its only practice but if qualy was that result it would be great to see!
Monaco is known to throw surprises. I can foresee a manic Q1. Especially in sector 3. Oh man there could be casualties from the big boys.
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Vettel's a Darling.......... :lol: :lol:
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