Hello F1 Fans,
For the sixth round of the 2014 Formula 1 championship, the F1 paddock heads to Monte Carlo for the most glamorous & prestigious events of the year - The Grand Prix de Monaco. The tight and twisting streets of the Principality first played host to Formula One in 1950. For the drivers it’s one of the most demanding racing weekends of the season at a circuit where the closeness of the walls and the slippery, unpredictable nature of the road surfaces mean that the tiniest error is often severely punished. Monaco's street circuit places very different demands on the cars in comparison to the majority of the other circuits. The cars are set up with high down-force as many of the corners are taken at such a low speed to negate any aerodynamic effect, but instead to shorten braking times and keep the cars stable under acceleration. While break wear is not a problem, cooling can be a major concern. Teams usually bring special wing assemblies incorporating extra active planes for Monaco.
STANDINGS - Lewis Hamilton has finally taken the lead in Drivers Championship. The standings after the Spanish Grand Prix we have Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers championship with 100 points, Nico Rosberg in second with 97 points and Fernando Alonso in third with 49 points. In the Constructors’ battle Mercedes leads with 197 points with Red Bull in 2nd with 84 points and Ferrari in 3rd with 66 points.
TYRE ALLOCATION - As has been the case for the last three years, Pirelli has nominated the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red super-soft types for the Monaco Grand Prix; the two softest tires in Pirelli’s range. Pirelli expects an average of two pit stops per car in Monaco because of very low tire wear and degradation.
DRS ZONES - Just one DRS zone will be in place for the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, with governing body the FIA choosing to retain the area along the start-finish straight. The detection point has been placed between Turns 16 and 17, while the activation marker comes on the exit of the final corner (Turn 19) for the run to St. Devote.
Can Lewis Hamilton continue his amazing winning streak in Monaco with another win? Can Nico Rosberg repeat his last year's winning performance in Monte Carlo at his home race? Will this be the track where we'll see a new driver winning in 2014? If you're in the New York City area and looking for some great racing action with other F1 fans, be sure to join us for the Monaco Grand Prix to see who will take the checkered flag. Race will start at 08:00AM EDT with the pre-race starting at 07:30AM EDT. It's going to be another exciting race.
We hope to see you all!