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monaco.gif (5694 bytes) 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 McLaren’s 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.

Set up

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.

The Track

The Monaco GP track
Track
3,328 km , Monte-Carlo

Pole Position 2000
Michael Schumacher  Ferrari

2000 winner
David Coulthard
McLaren

Time-table


Friday May 11th

11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Free practice
Saturday May 12th 09.00-09.45 and 10.15-11.00
Free practice
  13.00-14.00
Qualifying - 12 laps allowed per driver
Sunday May 13th 09.30-10.00 Warm-up
    14.00 Monaco GP
78 laps - 259.584 km
   All times are local - GMT +01.00



 
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