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    dude, the last genuinely exciting race at Monaco was in the previous century.

    don't change anything, i like it like it is.

    maybe go back to the old practice sessions on Thursday. wasn't the GP part of some Marian fest (Saint Devote?) of the principality?
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    It’s only a major problem at Monaco because you can’t pass. So LeClerc could run as slow as he needed…the front guys only started to pick up the pace to avoid people falling into certain pit windows etc.

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    A certain level of tyre conservation is almost always in play, at some point the time saved lapping quicker is outweighed by that lost with an extra pit stop. (Qatar last year was an exception due to the mandated 18 lap maximum stint length)

    Some tracks give easier chances to pass than others. If passing is easy you do the 'optimum' number of stops for the quickest race time. If it's difficult you make fewer stops and slow down to look after the tyres more, because if you make an extra stop you won't be able to get back past those who stayed out. Monaco is where passing is hardest so you normally see the minimum number of stops, one, to fulfil the obligation of running two different tyres.

    This time Perez and Magnussen both thought the other should give way, leading to them testing the safety barriers and leaving carbon fibre confetti all down the Avenue d'Ostende. The race had to be stopped, giving everyone the chance to fit their second tyre after one lap.

    They therefore set off from lap 3/76 with no requirement to stop again, knowing that whoever did so would probably lose places they'd never regain. So the backing off was twice as much as normal at Monaco, which is already the most tyre-saving race on the calendar, as everyone ensured they'd keep their tyres going to the finish.

    Tsunoda was told to drive so slowly he ended up shipping over 20 secs to Hamilton, giving him a free stop which he took, that then gave Verstappen one ahead.

    The Saubers ended up needing to stop anyway, and Bottas at least managed to put a miraculous pass on Sargeant down the hill from Casino.

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    Anyway, Monaco needs somebody like Senna in order to make it more interesting.

    RB must really be not suited for this track to see Max so off pace... and to see Perez racing with the Haas cars. I guess Max is, after all, no Ayrton Senna.

    This track historically rewards drivers with the best skill and biggest balls. I was really surprised to see RB to be that off pace. Anyway, I think any one of the Ferrari/McLaren drivers could've won the race if they could snatch the pole.

    If current trend can continue, hopefully Ferrari and McLaren will actually be able to have a chance to fight for the championship?

    Even if team RB falls apart and car development lacking due to internal politics, hopefully Max will still be able to put up a fight. It is increasingly looking like RB technical advantages are slowly being erased by McLaren and Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Ocon…not impressed.
    Ocon is Ocoff, this year will be his last at Alpine.

    News of his next seat is apparently 'coming soon'.

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    Ocon turned Russian...

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    Red Bull has confirmed they like the peso.

    Sergio Perez will be their second driver for the the 2025 and 2026 seasons.
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    I don't recall what happened back then when Max and Carlos were teammates? Wonder what RB is trying to avoid.

    Hope RB got a good deal with Perez? Doesn't seem to make sense to go for Perez and skip Carlos IMHO. I can understand RB making that decision if Perez had been consistently scoring points, but Perez has repeatedly suffered performance drop offs during mid-season. I wonder why...

    Where as Carlos has proven himself to be super adaptable and consistent regardless of which team he's in... Of course he's always be consistently the #2 driver though... However, if it's a #2 you're looking for, I don't know anyone else better than Sainz right now. Anyway, I hope he finds a decent ride.

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    Word is Perez brings money, which somehow helps RB with budget cap stuff (or pays Max's salary?).

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    Oh! I guess that makes more sense now... Carlos Slim > Carlos Sainz

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