Short Program Guide to Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Formula One 2015 | Comments Off on Short Program Guide to Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Short Program Guide to Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Fairmont_VIP_Monaco_Grand_PrixWhen The Monaco Grand Prix happens from May 21st to 24th, there will be fireworks on the circuit. What, with Lewis Hamilton having already stated he is raring to defend his title? What’s more, Rosberg is also set to push his fellow driver to the limit.

If the pre-season testing is anything to go by, you can definitely expect thrilling action with even rookies, such as Felipe Nasr, already impressing at this stage. Now that you have already cleared everything else on your calendar for the Monaco Grand Prix 2015 action, why not get a closer look at what will be going down then? There is still time to get your tickets from Senategrandprix.com
Thursday 21st May 2015

From 6am, the circuit will be closed to traffic before the first Formula One free practice from 10 to 11:30am. This is a great chance to check on your favorite driver’s readiness for action. It is also a great chance to explore the legendary track.

Well, make sure your iPhone is well charged up for those fascinating photo ops. In the afternoon, from 14:00 to 15:30, you have another chance to see your favorite machines on the second free practice. Truth be told, much of the race stats, especially speed, reflect what will happen in qualifying and on race Sunday.

Friday 22nd May 2015

The roads are closed to traffic from 7am to noon for the Porsche Super Cup and GP races. In the afternoon, Monte Carlo traffic hits the road as people start getting ready for the real action on qualifying and race day weekend.

This is an opportune moment for you to explore the city and drink in the glamour and prestige that oozes from every inch of the principality. If you have always dreamt of driving an Aston Martin DB5, rent one and cruise around the city, or alternatively, unwind by visiting numerous gardens and sights in the city.

Saturday 23rd May 2015

There is no traffic till late in the evening as real action starts on the track during the day. From 11:00am you will get to watch your race track heroes during the 3rd practice session. Later in the afternoon, from 14:00, the drivers will go a notch higher in speed with focus being pole position.

Something to note about the Monaco circuit, a driver’s position is critical because overtaking on the track is very tricky. Well, only the masters can do it and hence if a driver qualifies in a top position they can fight and win points, irrespective of the car.

Race Day Sunday 24th May 2015

Again the track will be closed to traffic and the air will be heavy with excitement. At 12:30 you have the chance to catch a glimpse of your favorite driver during the drivers’ parade. It is an immaculate display which creates indelible memories.

From 14:00, the 73rd Monaco Grand Prix 2015 will officially start, and whichever your viewing point, it will be a scintillating display. Every driver will be trying to join the Monaco GP greats including Ayrton Senna, Moss, Graham Hill, Schumacher and Alain Prost, among many others.

Will it be Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Vettel, Rosberg or will there be a new star on the Monaco GP royal podium?

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First impressions – team by team testing analysis

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Formula One 2015, Formula One Cars, Formula One First Impressions | Comments Off on First impressions – team by team testing analysis

First impressions – team by team testing analysis

New cars for Formula One made their debut at Jerez. They showed up after extreme period of developing them. We take look at this amazing opening in Spain to see how teams are looking now.

-Ferrari: They had the highest score in four days, how much they’ve spent in Jerez. They have two big quickest times. But we could see that they’ve taken some caution; Last year they had the fastest guy on the day of opening but had the worst season after, but this year SF15-T is definitely a great improvement. They’ve made progress in all departments of team. They are certainly trying not to get carried away, but they are aware of the progress which gives a right to be optimistic.

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-Sauber: On a first test this year they showed up with entirely new car; new driver line and new color scheme. They definitely hew new sense of hope, since 2014 was not so good for them. C33 gave them some troubles but it won’t happen again with C34 since it is highly improved. They are going in the right direction and started doing glory runs with low fuel.

-Mercedes: They definitely stayed a star on the field. Their focus for this year was mainly on the reliability. Since they had a great success in 2014, they are planning to keep it that way in 2015 as well. They had an amazing 516 laps (in total) and none of the other teams has even reached more than 400. A big focuse of theirs are run plans. Other teams have been trying to go faster but guys from Mercedes had different strategy – to go further and learn more. All that with the fact that their platform is the best, so it was somewhat easy to put a new car for 2015 on it. Their rivals should be a little intimidated.

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-Williams: They made a strong start, and 2014 was also great. It was obvious that they are keeping their powder dry the same as Mercedes. They are very evasive about the chances for this year. They were happy with their new FW37, sins it showed good in Spain. They described them as a very reliable package which will be great to work with. New machine has an amazing potential and the whole team is very satisfied. A lot of performance is expected from this new engine.

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-Toro Rosso: They have definitely the youngest driver in the whole history of Formyla1. At Jezer stay set up their goal to make a great mileage, and their drivers tried to make it happen. They had more laps than in the past, but still not more when compared with Sauber and Mercedes. While in Spain they were not very spectacular, but they used their time right to do a lot of exercise. Still they expect a good year.

– Red Bull: Their start in 2014 was a catastrophe. But this year it was much better, but they still haven’t completed enough laps as they planned to, with new RB11. They haven’t done everything they planned, but they succeeded to finish the major items. We will have to wait and see if their power unit has made a huge step in improvement. We are expecting plenty of speed, and we know that their focus while in Jeres was mainly on long runs.

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