An update from Free Practice at the Monaco Grand Prix as the Bulls take to the streets.
Monaco, the glittering jewel in the crown® of Formula 1. It's one of the most iconic races on the calendar and is istantly recognisable. But what makes it so special?
Watching a driver get it absolutely right in Monaco is what make it so special. Kissing the barriers on the exit of Sainte-Dévote, braking hard and turning on a dime into the Nouvelle Chicane and bouncing right and left through the Swimming Pool like a laser-guided rubber ball – is a thing of great beauty. It’s also a true litmus test of the great and merely good.
It’s a oft used maxim but there is a definite ring of truth about the notion. Think of it this way: of the 34 drivers who have won the Monaco Grand Prix, 18 of them (53%) have been world champion.
And the first taste of track action greeted us on Thursday morning as the Bulls took to the streets of Monte Carlo for the first practice session of the weekend.
Free Practice One saw Max finish the session in P2 after posting a time of 1:12.165 from his 35 laps. Pierre put down a best time of 1:13.170 from 41 laps, which was good enough for P6.
The second session of the day, Free Practice Two, saw the Bulls finish the session P4 and P6. Pierre posted a 1:11.938 after 39 laps. Max set a time of 1:12.052 from his 17 laps.
After a day's break of track action, Saturday saw the Bulls back on the Monaco streets for Free Practice Three. Max finished the session in P4 with a 1:11.539 from his 24 laps. Pierre was P5 posting a 1:11.738 from 27 laps.