The Monaco Grand Prix preview

The Monaco Grand Prix preview

The jewel in Formula 1's crown, the Monaco Grand Prix, promises to be another thrilling event where the unexpected is quite common. Edd Straw previews the sixth round of the championship

The Monaco Grand Prix has long been regarded more as an event than a real race, with the tight and twisty streets of the principality on the Cote d'Azur offering precious little overtaking opportunities. This year, things might be a little different, with the DRS and, more significantly, Pirelli's high-degradation tyres having teams and drivers making all sorts of wild predictions about the kind of race we will see on Sunday afternoon.

If there's one thing that this season has taught is, it is that anticipating how the tyres will behave heading into a weekend is a recipe for disaster. Pirelli has allocated the soft and hitherto unraced super soft rubber for this weekend. Opinion is divided as to how long the super softs will go during a stint, with some predicting that the fastest qualifiers will either be heading to the pits, or creating a rolling roadblock, within a few laps of the start.

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