What could the outcome be in Monaco 2014?

The Monte Carlo circuit is the famous circuit that precedes the existence of Formula 1 by about 20 years (the first race took place here in 1929, and was won by a Bugatti car), and where the first F1 competition took place in 1955.

Monaco has the slowest and with most turns circuit in the F1 competition calendar. The slowest turn negotiated with only 47km/h is the famous hairpin followed by one of the fastest turns – turn 8, in the tunnel – negotiated with 260km/h. The circuit has a total of 19 turns, brakes being stained to the maximum on this circuit. We do not think that there is a single famous pilot who did not err in Monaco. Theoretically, a weak point in terms of show is the assumed reduced number of overtakings performed during the race, but, taking into account the variety of strategies and the huge possibility of the safety car to intervene, we believe the show will be thrilling at least from this point of view.

On the Monaco circuit, pilots will run 78 laps, each having 3340m, and the lap in the early part of the race will be timed at around 1:19.000, the total distance of the race totaling 260.520 km.

Lap data
Lap length 3.34km (2.075 miles)
Race laps 78
Race distance 260.52km (161.88 miles)
Pole position Right-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’14.439 (161.528 kph) by Michael Schuamcher, 2004
Fastest lap 1’13.532 (163.521 kph) by Kimi Raikkonen 2006
Maximum speed 283kph (175.848 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight
Distance from grid to turn one 210m
Car performance
Full throttle 30%
Longest flat-out section 669m
Downforce level Maximum
Fuel use per lap 1.2kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.024s


What could the outcome be?

Fernando Alonso says that the Red Bull team will put pressure on the Mercedes team in this race, and that he hopes they can do the same to push the Germans to make a mistake.

Traditionally, the Monaco circuit is one in which the pilot’s hand matters most, and, seeing that peak speeds are minimal compared to other circuits, we are with Fernando at least when it comes to Red Bull single seaters and also say that they will be much closer during qualifications to the Mercedes team. We’re thinking at two or three tenths.

Surprises could also come from the Lotus and Williams teams.

We are letting F1 Manager readers say how the team fight will be for Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Lotus.

F1 Manager prediction for qualifications: Rosberg, Hamilton, Grosjean, Massa, Ricciardo.*

F1 Manager prediction for the race: Rosberg, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Massa, Grosjean.*

Possible surprise: Grosjean or Massa on the first three rows of the start grid.

Possible disappointment: Pastor Maldonado

* this is not necessarily the order


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  1. Post By GoldStandard

    Interesting you think Lotus and Williams will have the package.
    For me I’m guessing that the Bulls will be good here.
    JB knows how to drive at Monaco, only that his car may continue to be uncompetitive.
    Alonso will do well, assuming he can keep clear of Maldonado type incidents.

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