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29 May 11 13:46
Date Joined: 08 Jun 03
| Topic/replies: 20,771 | Blogger: Kriskin's blog
Today was a joke.  Not suitable for Formula 1
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Report baracouda30 May 29, 2011 2:51 PM BST
No 1.01
Yes 100
Report Jimmy Diamond May 29, 2011 2:54 PM BST
one of the great races, long may it continue.
Report sparkmaster. May 29, 2011 9:39 PM BST
Lewis Hamilton on betfair, who'd have thunk it!
Report Mike0002 May 30, 2011 7:06 AM BST
Report fkqmz May 30, 2011 7:59 AM BST
Report bornunlucky May 31, 2011 11:10 AM BST
I couldn't agree more Kriskin. Yet another Monaco race ruined because of the inability to clear cars quickly from the track because there are no run off/exit areas. Add this to the still near impossible task of overtaking, even with DRS, and Monte Carlo has no place in F1.

Think how it started. A bunch of rich aristocratic playboys with nothing better to do than tear around the local streets in their expensive cars. For a long time F1 cars have been competely unsuitable for these streets. If the Monaco GP had never existed and someone suggested it today they would be a laughing stock.

Of course, it's presence on the F1 calender is guaranteed because it's a huge money spinner, an attraction for wannabees, has-beens and attention seeking celebs, but not for true F1 fans.
Report fkqmz May 31, 2011 12:23 PM BST
absolute rubbish, us F1 purists love monaco because it's such an individual challenge. theres nothing else like it. neither the valencia or rome street circuits have been treated as a laughing stock and until monte carlo throws up a serious safety issue, i see no reason whatsoever for taking it off the calendar. with the far east making a mockery of the history and tradition of the sport, we need to keep at least one jewel in the crown.

bornunlucky if you think monte carlo needs to go you are no tru f1 fan. hang your head son
Report bornunlucky May 31, 2011 3:02 PM BST
Ill informed nonsense. Valencia is like Spa compared with Monaco. As for purpose built circuits, when a car has an accident there, it will rarely block the whole track so the race has to be stopped. Furthermore, the car will normally come to rest in a run-off area at a corner, with little or no disruption. For a change, an exciting finish was developing at Monaco. A leader with shot tyres against pursuers with fresher rubber, completely ruined because the race was stopped due to a blocked track, allowing Vettel to replace his tyres. I do, however, dislike a lot of the modern circuits, not because they make a mockery of tradition but because they are very similar and don't tend to promote good racing (Istambul, especially curve 8, being the exception). Personally I would love to bring back the days of Ronnie sliding through the old Woodcote corner at 150 mph, but realise it's impossible.

Until you learn to be able to differentiate between tradition for its own sake and what's in the best interests of good racing, you will never be a true fan.
Report Zazu May 31, 2011 4:00 PM BST
monaco is the best race on the calendar Cool

safety cars change races, thats part of the appeal. Love singapore as well, nothing like seeing an F1 car racing with a stunning backdrop Love
Report GPT May 31, 2011 5:47 PM BST
You really need to go there to appreciate why it will always be on the calender it's very special,racing is secondary but that's F1.
Report catfloppo June 1, 2011 2:23 AM BST
A leader with shot tyres against pursuers with fresher rubber, completely ruined because the race was stopped due to a blocked track, allowing Vettel to replace his tyres.

That's a problem with the rules, not the circuit
Report bornunlucky June 1, 2011 8:42 AM BST
If the track was wider, so that one damaged car and a rescue vehicle didn't block it, or if there was more room and better access, so damaged vehicles could be removed more quickly and easily or, even more importantly, there were run-off areas at corners so that, if a car has an accident it will come to rest in the run-off area and not block the track, the farce we saw on Sunday would have been avoided, and these are all problems with this ridiculous circuit, nothing to do with the rules.
Report fkqmz June 2, 2011 3:18 PM BST
are you aware that the race was stopped beacuse the medical staff had to do a 'by the book' extraction of petrov from the car? this would have happened at Monaco or Silverstone or anywhere else!
Report baracouda30 June 2, 2011 5:31 PM BST
Except that Petrov wouldn't have had an accident like that at Silverstone.
Report fkqmz June 4, 2011 8:43 PM BST
no but youve missed the point, it IS possible to have an accident at silverstone that requires a safe and lengthy extraction. i watched michael schumacher have one 12 years ago! in this scenario the race has to be stopped, its a no brainer with ambulances and medical cars on the track.
Report Green Board June 12, 2011 2:54 PM BST
Used to find the Moncao GP a bit tedious - this years was excellent. No reason whatsoever for it to be dropped (maybe even that bump out a bit though!)
Report NobbyClarke June 12, 2011 6:21 PM BST
Monaco is the only GP worth going to.
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