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#1 SophieB

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 09:55

I am forced to begin with sad news. Unless your moderator has even more duff eyesight than previously believed, Zepter, beloved purveyors of high end, yet hugely diverse gubbins, seems to be no longer sponsoring this thing. What a shame! Your legacy will live on in the form of classic race reviews. My thanks for letting me get through the less than classic races by idly wondering who you are and what you do.
 
In happier news, the Charles Leclerc Monaco redemption arc moves ever closer to completion as does the possible those who have been picturing the principality getting to hear their own anthem played from the podium. Will the Prince pinch Charles' cheek in avuncular fashion and yell 'that's my boy!'? We wait to see.

 

 

This is the starting grid, following a storming set of laps and a comedy pile up stopping any chance of beating them:
 
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This is the tyres available to each driver
 
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This is when the race starts
 
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Will it rain?
 
Not looking good.
 
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Buenos días. Unas pocas nubes , pero soledo aquí en Mónaco[/size]. Previsiones dicen 30% lluvia para la carrera.
Good morning. A few clouds, but sunny here in Mónaco[/size]. Forecast[/size] says 30% rain for the race. #f1 #MonacoGP



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#2 jpm2019

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 09:58

Very suprised to see how fast the cars go in Monaco. 

Always looking forward to this race but it seldom deliveres. You can just win the race with no top gear, or with a compromised engine, or whatever. That's not racing. 



#3 blackmme

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:08

Sunshine for the Porsche Super Cup and it all looks very dry.

Regards Mike

#4 SophieB

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:09

It's today now, you know what they mean. They are correct:

 

 

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All eyes on this battle tomorrow

 

 

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Also, tiny moment of amusement as Lewis devilishly sneaks past George to jump the queue for the pen interviews:

 

https://twitter.com/...XO1JgY_V_osT4Nw



#5 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:14

Looks like a dry race ?

#6 Scotracer

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:18

Boo. The only thing that could save this was the weather.

I'll stick to the N24 + BTCC + INDY then. Still plenty.

#7 midgrid

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:19

Perhaps it'll be like 2012, when rain fell in quantities too small to really affect anything.

#8 Goron3

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:29

Even without rain, is looking like it might be a lot cooler. Tyre warm up may become an issue again, making an overcut suitable like it usually is around here.

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:30

I am forced to begin with sad news. Unless your moderator has even more duff eyesight than previously believed, Zepter, beloved purveyors of high end, yet hugely diverse gubbins, seems to be no longer sponsoring this thing. What a shame! Your legacy will live on in the form of classic race reviews. My thanks for letting me get through the less than classic races by idly wondering who you are and what you do.
 

 

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:32

Even without rain, is looking like it might be a lot cooler. Tyre warm up may become an issue again, making an overcut suitable like it usually is around here.


Maybe Perez will get the undercut then.

#11 JeePee

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:48

I think Red Bull can do something with strategy to either under or overcut the Ferrari's. If they have the race speed though.

#12 GiorgioF1

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:02

Capito lmao: https://twitter.com/...9009882112?s=21



#13 basimi

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:04

I think this is not going to be hard for Leclerc, despite any anomalies. He is way quicker than Sainz and the RB’s whole weekend. He would deserve it here.

#14 SophieB

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:19

@LukeSmithF1

Ferrari confirms it has changed Sainz's gearbox as a precaution after yesterday's crash in qualy - no penalty though as within the season pool #F1 #MonacoGP



#15 Brian60

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:20

Well here's a starting point for Mercedes......

 

https://twitter.com/...800590036652032



#16 GlenWatkins

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:28

F1 LIVE from Monaco:

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-tde9yxS5W8



#17 jjcale

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:29

 

And I start to complain that there's no rain  .....  :mad:



#18 jjcale

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:33

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:cry:

 

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?



#19 NickeyF1

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:35

Some proper dark clouds now over the mountains. I'm still hoping for some rain!



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#20 Risil

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:35

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?

Technically speaking we're mourning a logo, or an exotic word printed on a blue background.

 

And they've put the price of the ham and cheese sandwich up by 50 cents at Augusta. The world is crashing down around us!



#21 noikeee

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:36

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?


Who appointed you as the fun police?

#22 JeePee

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:36

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?

Just scenes. I miss their flag in the tunnel too. No idea what they sell.

#23 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:38

F1 LIVE from Monaco:

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-tde9yxS5W8

 

I like those clouds, wind going towards track?



#24 jjcale

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:38

Who appointed you as the fun police?

 

True ... dont mind me ... mourn away ...



#25 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:38

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?

 

I have been for years.

 

Most of all the Hawaiian Tropic Girls.


Edited by KWSN - DSM, 29 May 2022 - 11:40.


#26 Thursday

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:40

As long as we still have Tesla Hyperlight advertising I'm happy.

 

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#27 NickeyF1

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:41

I like those clouds, wind going towards track?

Clouds are moving towards the track at the moment, yes.

 

https://twitter.com/...876547598540802

 

I'm watching on German TV right now and it's getting really really dark...


Edited by NickeyF1, 29 May 2022 - 11:43.


#28 Risil

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:42

Just scenes. I miss their flag in the tunnel too. No idea what they sell.

Among other things, 50-euro tupperware boxes

 

https://www.zepter.c...kuum-containers



#29 mikeC

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:46

I know Zepter for kitchenware and dining table crockery, but apparently they also do wrist watches, so no doubt that's why they've been booted out.

 

https://www.zepter.c...pter-timepieces



#30 GiorgioF1

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:46

I'm all for a light drizzle just before the race or even during but god please no proper rain here bacause it will be a Safety Car fest.



#31 Ali_G

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:48

Well here's a starting point for Mercedes......

https://twitter.com/...800590036652032


The Ferrari floor doesn’t look near as complicated as RBR.

#32 Scaboo22

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:48

Even a few drops can create chaos in Monaco. What do you do if there are a few drops, not enough for intermediates but enough to make staying out of barriers extra challenging?



#33 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:51

The Ferrari floor doesn’t look near as complicated as RBR.

 

I call that The Newey effect.



#34 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:52

Even a few drops can create chaos in Monaco. What do you do if there are a few drops, not enough for intermediates but enough to make staying out of barriers extra challenging?

 

Sit enthralled watching the best drivers in the world thread the needled on a slippery kitchen floor, good and great ones failing, good and great ones winning - Is the dream Monaco is build on.



#35 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:52

There is some cloud cover, but drivers look pretty comfortable in t-shirts.

#36 Stirlinghunt

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:53

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Zepter gone off the boil, down the pan and put the lid on their sponsorship…..



#37 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:58

Indeed looking very dark in the background.



#38 aray

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:59

Hope the rain comes during the race. :up:



#39 smitten

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:00

Peak Western World Neoliberalism/consumerism .... we are mourning sponsors now?

I think there is a whole thread on much-mourned/missed sponsors, somewhere deep in the matrix.



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#40 Ali_G

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:04

I think there is a whole thread on much-mourned/missed sponsors, somewhere deep in the matrix.


It’s the familiarity, the logo which we miss, not the actual company.

#41 Scaboo22

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:04

Sit enthralled watching the best drivers in the world thread the needled on a slippery kitchen floor, good and great ones failing, good and great ones winning - Is the dream Monaco is build on.Hear

 

Well said sir



#42 sheSgoTthElooK

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:04

My controller works again! :D

 

Meaning: I can watch the race on TV this time. 

 

Along with a cheesecake with strawberry sauce.

 

I was almost like **** you Monaco, but now I'm in tune..

 

My message to Lewis. Shut up and drive. P4 is manageable.

 

 



#43 BoDarvelle

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:06

I think there is a whole thread on much-mourned/missed sponsors, somewhere deep in the matrix.

 

Marlboro/West/John Player>>>>Google/Oracle/Cognizant



#44 Redaxo

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:15

Light rain at parts of the track right now, but nothing to worry about.



#45 hamilton10000

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:16

Yeah based on the forecast it's basically just going to be dry and grey. Only possibility is if rain unexpectedly develops in the mountains.

#46 Fastcake

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:16

I shall look forward to the first corner and then possibly have a nap for the next 90 minutes. :lol:

#47 Laniakea

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:19

Bummer..but yeah thats weatherforecats in a nutshell 80% now flipped to 30%...(weather forecast betting futures sites   :smoking: money ad' libitum )

 

A shame, as rain could definately have spiced it up..and that is something Monaco often can use, a little seasoning)



#48 Ali_G

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:21

Sky don’t have LeMans rights hence Ted Kravitz excludes it from the Triple Crown.



#49 pRy

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:21

Clouds via Matt Bishop:

 

https://twitter.com/...886696904032257



#50 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 12:23

Looks hella dark. Rain?