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#1 SophieB

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:14

I'll be honest, because of poor prior planning on my part, I didn't see any of quali yesterday because I was out doing battle in trying to get across London without the Piccadilly line so came back to baffling updates about stickers knocking people out of Qualifying. Actually bits of the advertising hoardings??? i don't know, weird. However, the broader picture is that once again Charles Leclerc is starting from pole. SURELY third time is the charm? Let's see as we approach the race that Alonso called the best of the year...until Sunday.

 

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#2 Bleu

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:17

The starting grid is wrong thanks to Haas disqualifications.



#3 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:17

Time to put a catch fence or something at the Nouvelle chicane…sick of seeing drivers skip across it intentionally.



#4 TheFish

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:25

Time to put a catch fence or something at the Nouvelle chicane…sick of seeing drivers skip across it intentionally.

There used to be something there... at least in the F1 game for the PS1 back in 1995 or something. I often used to crash into it.



#5 Benchulo

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:25

Piastri has been a good starter. I'm quite eager to see the opening laps.

Edited by Benchulo, 26 May 2024 - 08:26.


#6 Mc_Silver

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:29

It's probably gonna be another borefest, but still hope springs eternal. There are some drivers out of position, they can mix things up. It'll be an interesting strategy duel between McLaren and Ferrari.

Edited by Mc_Silver, 26 May 2024 - 08:29.


#7 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:33

There used to be something there... at least in the F1 game for the PS1 back in 1995 or something. I often used to crash into it.

I’m not sure there has been…the kerb used to be very large and the barrier that splits the road was closer to the tunnel, but I’m not sure there’s ever been a barrier there?



#8 The Passenger

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:38

There used to be something there... at least in the F1 game for the PS1 back in 1995 or something. I often used to crash into it.


Haha, don’t remind me. I used to love that game but I was hopeless at it, and Monaco was my favourite track because by going from wall-crash to wall-crash, I could stay “on” the track.

#9 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:38

It would make a lot of sense for Piastri and Sainz to start on softs, while Norris and Max could maybe go on the Hards.

Imagine how more complicated strategy would become if Monaco was turned into a two stopper.

Edited by Hellenic tifosi, 26 May 2024 - 08:39.


#10 Nemo1965

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:44

To shorten the wait: a compilation of Oscar Piastri’s mum dissing him on twitter:

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZIJnG1rUs/

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#11 Beri

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:47

Crisps? Check
Coke? Check
Other snacks? Check
Wife and kid out of the house? Check

The annual "Beri's day of undisturbed watching 2 great races" is about to commence!

And no, there is no discussion on Monaco. It's one of the best races on the calendar. Period. End of discussion.

#12 TheFish

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:49

It's the worst race on the calendar. End of discussion.



#13 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:51

Crisps? Check
Coke? Check
Other snacks? Check
Wife and kid out of the house? Check

The annual "Beri's day of undisturbed watching 2 great races" is about to commence!

And no, there is no discussion on Monaco. It's one of the best races on the calendar. Period. End of discussion.

 

I’ve opted for heroin for this one.



#14 BertoC

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:52

Anyone has a stat for the last time a P2 managed to jump the pole sitter at the start?

#15 Nemo1965

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:53

It's the worst race on the calendar. End of discussion.


No. Let us begin, again.

#16 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:53

I’ve no idea why but I fancy Piastri for the win.



#17 PayasYouRace

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:58

There used to be something there... at least in the F1 game for the PS1 back in 1995 or something. I often used to crash into it.

There was a wall there. But Karl Wendlinger, Jenson Button and Checo Perez are probably glad it’s gone.



#18 Anderis

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:58

Piastri has been a good starter. I'm quite eager to see the opening laps.

When was the last time P2 jumped ahead of P1 on the start in Monaco?



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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:58

I’m not sure there has been…the kerb used to be very large and the barrier that splits the road was closer to the tunnel, but I’m not sure there’s ever been a barrier there?

There was a barrier in 1996 and 1997.

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#20 PayasYouRace

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 08:58

When was the last time P2 jumped ahead of P1 on the start in Monaco?

1996 springs to mind.



#21 Ali623

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:01

Piastri has been a good starter. I'm quite eager to see the opening laps.

 

It's basically impossible to get ahead at the start from the front row unless P1 has a completely botched start. Pole has the inside line and the run to T1 is so short with no chance of hanging around the outside, even with a poor start, defending the position is simple enough.



#22 Anderis

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:09

1996 springs to mind.

Well, that's a long time ago. And it was wet in 1996!

May as well say that P2 never jumps ahead of P1 nowadays.



#23 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:10

F1 race won’t be as good as the F2… but that’s a given.

#24 Benchulo

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:12

When was the last time P2 jumped ahead of P1 on the start in Monaco?


Probably, not when I have been watching. But I see every start as unique with lot of unpredictability involved.

I expect Piastri to be aggressive if he gets a better start than Leclerc.

#25 southernstars

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:12

It's probably gonna be another borefest, but still hope springs eternal. There are some drivers out of position, they can mix things up. It'll be an interesting strategy duel between McLaren and Ferrari.

 

It can be as boring as it likes as long as Oscar wins it. I will take the dullest, most boring event ever as long as Oscar wins it.

 

Although, the F2 race was won by a Williams car with the number 2 that started from P15. That would be the only result I would trade Oscar's maiden Grand Prix win for.



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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:13

There used to be something there... at least in the F1 game for the PS1 back in 1995 or something. I often used to crash into it.

Yeah, it almost killed Wendlinger

#27 Benchulo

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:14

It's basically impossible to get ahead at the start from the front row unless P1 has a completely botched start. Pole has the inside line and the run to T1 is so short with no chance of hanging around the outside, even with a poor start, defending the position is simple enough.


Yeah, I see that. But seems to me if there is a slight chance of overtaking happening, it's the opening lap.

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:19

It's basically impossible to get ahead at the start from the front row unless P1 has a completely botched start. Pole has the inside line and the run to T1 is so short with no chance of hanging around the outside, even with a poor start, defending the position is simple enough.

Tell that to Victor Martins

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:22

Ignore a Sargeant bet at your peril!

#30 TauriJ

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:23

F1 race won’t be as good as the F2… but that’s a given.

yeah but with a timely VSC/SC/Red flag everythings possible



#31 DW46

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:40

DC on Michael in 2002?

#32 Acathla

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:42

All the best for Piastri! 



#33 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:44

Fernando Alonso for the win!



#34 JeePee

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:48

Crisps? Check
Coke? Check
Other snacks? Check
Wife and kid out of the house? Check

The annual "Beri's day of undisturbed watching 2 great races" is about to commence!

And no, there is no discussion on Monaco. It's one of the best races on the calendar. Period. End of discussion.

Start with MotoGP and you'll get 3!

#35 Risil

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:51

Yay Monaco



#36 Risil

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:53

I'm excited about another driver adding their name to 2024's list of Grand Prix winners. Seems like a strong prospect, although I have this feeling that Sainz will do something clever on strategy and leapfrog all of them.



#37 MortenF1

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:56

DC on Michael in 2002?


Probably the last time, but it was Montoya on pole.

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:58

Let's hope that Stuttgart's finest entertain as much as the F3 and F2 kids.

#39 Ruusperi

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:58

Everybody's favorite Motorsport series about to start, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup!

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 09:58

Worst race of the season on a track that isnt fit for modern F1.

zzzzz

 

I may watch the Championship playoff from Wembley instead.



#41 DW46

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:01

Probably the last time, but it was Montoya on pole.


Love a Montoya Monaco lap - he was doing Charles things years ago, similar levels of luck as well.

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:03

Worst race of the season on a track that isnt fit for modern F1.
zzzzz

I may watch the Championship playoff from Wembley instead.


Leeds, Monaco, Indy and MotoGP - can’t do that, the missus would divorce me. Pick one to watch, one to read 😂

#43 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:08

Very interesting that Hamilton's shirt seemingly uses the same font as CARLSBERG beer.

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#44 ANF

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:13

PIt stop time loss last year was 18.1–21.2 seconds, typically 19.2–19.5.



#45 AlexPrime

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:19

I’ve no idea why but I fancy Piastri for the win.

Same, I have a feeling he's gonna win. I would be delighter either for him or for Charles. :up:



#46 Cyanide

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:23

I’ve no idea why but I fancy Piastri for the win.

I know why: Ferrari and Leclerc are on pole.



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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:30

Disappointing procession in the PSC.

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:38

A real Rich people’s accident…
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Jp

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:48

A real Rich people’s accident…
https://x.com/mattze...rQm55GKcaIwUsbg

Jp


Nice to see Pastor back to watch the sport!

I've been a bit quiet this weekend as travelling (sadly missed qualifying), but looking forward to the race. This is the kind of mixed up grid we love, and at Monaco they don't have a DRS get out of jail card. Charles' strategy will be very interesting.

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 10:56

Nice to see Pastor back to watch the sport!

I've been a bit quiet this weekend as travelling (sadly missed qualifying), but looking forward to the race. This is the kind of mixed up grid we love, and at Monaco they don't have a DRS get out of jail card. Charles' strategy will be very interesting.

 

I think Leclerc wants to keep the field as close as possible as to prevent people trying to undercut him.