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F1 2018 Championship - Round 6 - Monaco

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  1. happy_eagle

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    Monaco is too much of a tradition for it have it talked about being booted from the Calendar.

    There are other non passing tracks that should be looked at first, and as much as I hate saying this Melbourne is one of them.
     

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  2. drd23

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    I'm not sure that, on the whole, the tracks are as big a problem as the cars themselves are.

    Sure there are some tracks that are more problematic than others, but the width of the cars, their reliance on aero packages for speed and the tyres lasting too long are bigger contributors to races being like processions (especially at the front)
     
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  3. YippeeYiYeo

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    Adelaide was better for overtaking definitely.
     
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  4. Sabbathen

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    Monaco is one of those bucket list type events for a lot of sports fans(myself included) so whilst there is that appeal, and people are willing to shell out fortunes to attend, I don’t think we will ever see it struck from the calendar.
     
  5. prodigy

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    Personally, Ricciardo’s win aside, I love the Monaco track. Apart from it looking absolutely awesome fun to drive, it looks challenging to run at speed and watching Ricciardo break into the 1 minute 10’s was unbelievable.
    That was when the track temp was high 40’s.
    Yes it may not be great for overtaking, but Max still managed to do a fair bit of it.

    Best track with some of the best scenery around it as well. Bucket list for sure.
     
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    Its funny to have the shoe on the other foot with an aussie in F1 with regards to Ricciardo.
    Remember when Webber never really knew if he'd get a fair go at RBR or another contract? Because Vettel was their golden child?

    Ricciardo is pretty much Vettel's heir of the RB Driver programme getting them race wins and results they at at times have no right to win, now he holds all the cards and Ferrari have pretty much a seat waiting for him, will be fun to see how it plans out

    I'm biased, have always been a Ferrari fan, there's something about them esp when Melbourne first hosted races, the pre and post race parties on Lygon St etc
    Having an Australian drive for the worlds most famous racing team would truly be amazing.
     
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    Monaco is a tough drive.
     
  8. Jack Stevens

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    I think that yesterday showed that you don't need passing to have an interesting GP. There was still drama, it was still bloody tense.
     
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  9. happy_eagle

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    Having so few engine manufacturers certainly doesn't help. This is one of the areas that the FIA are looking into for the 2021 regs onwards, getting more manufacturers into the sport, but the learning curve of an F1 Engine is soo high that I worry all we will be doing is adding in Honda 2016/17 type cars on the grid initially.
     
  10. Galaxie77

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    Do you want aussie fairweather fans only supporting Ferrari because Ricciardo is there?

    No thanks
     
  11. Thegibbsgamble

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    Agreed. Adelaide so much better for the sport
     

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  12. NMFCMUFC

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    I don’t care
    And f1 isn’t in a position to turn people or fans away esp our Grand Prix
     
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    adding more back markers won’t teally help we don’t really miss Virgin F1, Caterham etc do we

    Best Monaco GPs are generally wet ones maybe Bernie’s “get a hose and wet the track “ theory was so crazy it could work
     
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  14. happy_eagle

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    Ferrari appear to be leaning towards Leclerc anyway.
    Would be a lot of pressure on the young man, but his role would be to support Vettel I would imagine.
     
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  15. Thegibbsgamble

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    It was a tradegdy when Adelaide was lost to corporate interests

    Adelaide offered a laid back environment critical at the end of the season it allowed privacy and freedom to drivers.

    The track is still the most complete of all street circuits

    The way race weekends were run changed forever by the festival state. It wasn't just about the fastest on earth. It was about all things Motorsport

    It combined a festival atmosphere with good food culture good music culture and good racing environment celebrating all that there is about Motorsport

    This is why clipsal is a success and why all around the world Motorsport festivals follow Adelaides lead

    Young senna rocked up and showed the big boys how's it done

    his pole lap at Adelaides first race went along way to ensuring a drive with a big boys team

    The track had everything to do with it
     
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    Conversely, adding more backmarkers would help F1 quite a lot. 20 entries for that level is hopeless. More cars, more opportunities, more to observe as a fan, it adds value to the top positions. That, allowing pit stops to be optional and a weaning off huge aero grip, and F1 is rockin' and rollin'. Everyone would love it!
     
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    That's Monaco
     
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    I think it has more to do with an Aussie winning.

    Will Power wins the Indy 500 and alot are complaining about that race also.
     
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    Is it just me or did news services seem to run with Wills Indy win first?
    What’s seen as the bigger win?
    I would have thought Daniel is more famous?
     
  20. Jatz

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    Probably Will as he's the first aussie to win there, isn't he?
     
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    Will's is bigger if for no other reason that an Australian hasn't won it before. But there are a number of other contexts to view it.

    Historically in the history of car racing, the Indy 500 is the single biggest race, so Will's win is a bigger deal anyway. However, because it's a 500 win after Tony George butchered Indycar racing and never recovering from it, it's diminished a bit from previous decades.

    Daniel Ricciardo still won an F1 race, which is obviously otherwise a bigger deal. Even though it's Monaco, it's another race is the grand scheme of things.
     
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  22. happy_eagle

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    I wonder how much momentum RBR will take to Canada pace wise.
    Their performance gap over the others at Monaco was as large as it has been in recent years (even in previous years, they were still just matching it with Mercs and Ferrari around there).

    New engines at Montreal as well. Expect very little improvement from Renault.
     
  23. prodigy

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    I can’t recall the nature of the track in Canada but the RBR chassis seems to be a level above the rest of the grid and the track at Monaco seemed to be a bit of a perfect storm.
    If Canada has a lot of high speed straights, they might struggle.
     
  24. happy_eagle

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    Canada is a pretty quick circuit.
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. prodigy

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    Yeah doesn’t look like a RBR friendly circuit.
     
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