Monaco, Monte-Carlo - May 25th - 27th - 2001
About the Monaco GP
Monaco has lost none of its shine, and is still the glamour event on the GP calendar. Run
amongst the city streets of the Principality, the rich and famous come along to see the
race, whether sitting on a balcony with a glass of champagne or on a boat bobbing in the
famous harbour. The circuit itself is a nightmare, and the teams never look forward to the
lock-up pit facilities, which were even labelled third world by
McLarens Ron Dennis last year. However, the place is still special, and drivers
still say it is memorable to win there. Last year David Coulthard took victory, after
Michael Schumacher fell out of contention with a bizarre exhaust problem.
Maximum downforce is call needed for this bumpy, undulating and generally slow circuit.
Mechanical grip is vital, so suspension settings are soft, with increased ride-height to
avoid bottoming out.
3,328 km , Monte-Carlo
Pole Position 2000
Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Friday May 11th
11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Qualifying - 12 laps allowed per driver
78 laps - 259.584 km
times are local - GMT +01.00