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PALMER: Monaco is the biggest challenge in F1 – here’s how the drivers prepare for a race fraught with risk

Former F1 Driver

Jolyon Palmer
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Pierre Gasly of Scuderia AlphaTauri and France  during the F1 Grand

Monaco is a Grand Prix unlike any other on the calendar and there’s plenty for drivers, engineers and strategists to get their head around in the build up to one of Formula 1’s showpiece events.

For the drivers the track still poses the biggest challenge of the season. It’s the shortest in length, yet it comprises 19 corners. On most circuits there are corners where you have to take a bit of extra care early on, but there are others where you can immediately attack with more margin for error. In Monaco every corner is fraught with risk. With the walls catching out drivers at so many different corners in the past, you cannot take your eye off the ball anywhere.


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