Monaco Grand Prix 2019

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  1. Guitarzan

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    Worst grand prix in the Season.
     
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    I love Monaco, in spite of the lack of passing opportunities. Someone always manages to do something dramatic, and sometimes it works. Heck, Max pulled off a pass at the Grand Hotel Hairpin a few years ago.
     
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    True but I do find it compelling watching, having walked the circuit makes it even more interesting.
     
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    I just hope Max can split the Mercedes to add a little drama...
     
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    Nah it will be the same as every week - Hamilton/Bottas 1/2 (order may be switched), Vettel will do something stupid to keep him out of contention (finish 4th) Ferrari will make a strategic blunder to keep LeClerc from contention (5th or 6th) and Max will finish 3rd... Next race....

    I am thinking of watching my grass grow on Sunday. Much more exciting than this year’s F1 season so far...
     
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    I'm just happy McLaren is in strong contention for best of the rest. Gonna be Merc 1-2, Verstappen, Ferrari, then the midfield. Gasly doesn't seem to have control of his car so he'll either finish midfield or crash trying for sixth. The real excitement this season is in the midfield IMO. With McLaren actually good and the new aero regs and tires making setups hard I've had a lot of fun watching the rest duke it out with fairly different results each race.
     
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    I love F1 , but absolutely hate the Monaco race.
    It's only left in the calendar because of the Rolex / Yacht factor , and tradition.
    I read yesterday that many tickets and Hotel rooms aren't sold/books this year. They finally managed to jerk the prices up too high.....
     
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    The world's fastest procession.
     
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    A good summary of qualifying today
     
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    I was thinking about engaging in the discussion; then I read the comments and saw just what I expected. Negative, always negative. Sometimes (like, always!) I wonder about so-called F1 "fans". Is there any other sport where the fans spend 90% of their time talking trash against the sport they profess to be fans of?
     
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    I watched the race but can't recall seeing any cars do any passing, it was just follow the leader and hope he gets a flat tire or something. Did I miss it? The Monaco setup seems too narrow for F1 cars to actually race.
     
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    Yes indeed. My wife and I walked the whole circuit too, pausing for lunch at a restaurant located smack in the middle of what becomes the chicane on race day. The building gets craned out of the way temporarily and is re-installed afterwards. There was a funfair going on that day in what serves as the pit lane.

    It's nice, while watching the race on TV, to be familiar with whatever part of the circuit is in shot.

    By the way, there's a very pleasant, if steeply sloping, park or garden to the north of Casino Square...
     
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    When we were there we stayed at the Fairmont, impressively expensive then so would hate to be there in GP weekend.
     
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    We were staying in Nice and took the train along the coast. I’ve known the whole general area for a very long time, ever since holidaying there with my folks in the early to mid 1960s. Provence and the Côte d’Azur are among my favourite parts of the world and fortunately I speak the language.
     
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    Tony you are truly a man of the world!
     
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    I do what little I can, Jon! :D
     
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    I miss those days.
     
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