2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

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Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix

Poll ended at 24 May 2008, 14:36

Kimi Raikkonen
41
38%
Felipe Massa
8
7%
Lewis Hamilton
42
39%
Heikki Kovalainen
2
2%
Robert Kubica
10
9%
Nick Heidfeld
2
2%
Fernando Alonso
3
3%
Other
1
1%
 
Total votes: 109

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by color » 22 May 2008, 14:53

joostlamers wrote:BMW doesn't look very strong here...


unless you started to watch F1 today - name ONE Friday practice (Thu in this case) when BMW looked strong... :roll::
This is normal at BMW - they will show their pace on Saturday.
I'm not saying Kubi will beat Kimi or Hammy for pole, but do not expect BMWs down the pack.

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Post by flashman » 22 May 2008, 14:58

drift wrote:I think Kimi or Lewis will win but I hope Kubica wins :P

I also hope so :cool: . BTW, it would be an exciting race if it rained. Then a lot would happen and it would be a big challenge for all the drivers. I would be quite confident about Kubica since he drives very well in the rain.

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by swca92 » 22 May 2008, 15:30

I think this is Alonso's best chance to win this season.Renault always go well at Monaco,and if it rains without TC and engine braking he'll be in his element.If it rains,maybe someone like Rosberg or Webber could also win.Here's hoping for rain

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by phil1993 » 22 May 2008, 15:56

By todays practice form i would say (if it doesnt rain) its just a Kimi v Lewis battle for pole- so long as they don't bin it in q1 or q2. but i still think someone like alonso or kubica could snatch pole. with rain anything can happen, its impossible to predict

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by michaju » 22 May 2008, 16:04

1. Will Ferrari continue its winning ways with Raikkonen?
No
2. Will Massa win a race in a track other than his favorites?
No
3. Will McLaren-Mercedes bounce back? And with who, Lewis or Heikki?
No, Heikki will be better than Lewis
4. Will BMW-Sauber show their potential in this tight-and-twisty circuit?
Yes, Kubica will win ;]
5. What will Alonso the back-to-back winner do in Monaco?
6th place
6. Will Toyota and Red Bull be again strong?
Yes

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by AzShadow » 22 May 2008, 16:37

Ferrari did well with the used soft tyres, but were struggling with the super soft ones on one lap:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/67633

That might give McLaren the necessary advantage to secure the front row.
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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by Articate » 22 May 2008, 17:06

So maybe Renault tried stiffening their suspension to lower the ride height, resulting in slgiht loss of grip in the rear, explaining both renaults sliding out in the decreasing radius corner on the lap, where you'd be on the throttle early.

Or maybe it's just two drivers having problems with the loss of TC :p

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by Fergie1 » 22 May 2008, 17:08

Disappointed there was no "straight ons" into ste devonte like Hamilton and Fisichella last year, but happy about Hamilton's P1 in P2. :D

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Post by phil1993 » 22 May 2008, 17:16

so you didnt get to stay at home then! i got to watch 30 mins of fp2 cos i got home early cos of exams :) yeah, i was disappointed that there werent more slides into the barriers or spins (Like Button in Canada race 2005 or Hamilton last year in FP)

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by megasyxx » 22 May 2008, 17:40

it's neck and neck for lewis and kimi in the voting.....i think those two guys will be the main contenders for qualy p1 and p2, on what position they'll be in well, your guess is as good as mine
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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by phil1993 » 22 May 2008, 17:56

Latest weather forecasts indicate that we're gonna have a dry quali, but a possibility of a wet race: still too far into the future for accurate forecasts

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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by JoostLamers » 22 May 2008, 18:27

Told you Williams would be strong here!! Lovely!! What a world class performance by Rosberg!!
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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by JoostLamers » 22 May 2008, 18:28

Zack wrote:A bit refreshment for you ... :p <--chick here

That's whats Monaco all about!! !yahoo: :thumbsup:
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Re: 2008 Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix de Monaco

Post by artem57 » 22 May 2008, 19:12

From my point of view: Lewis really is the man to beat in Monte-Carlo :)
Surprisingly, Rosberg showing really strong, very nice pace!

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