El Montercarlo street map It is, without a doubt, one of the most attractive scenarios that the calendar of the F1. This place where the Monaco Grand Prix It is surrounded by a unique atmosphere that is the product of that mixture of glamor typical of the Principality and the adrenaline that stands out in the highest category. This race was only out of the championship for a few years in the mid-50s and in 2018 it celebrated its 76th edition, of which 64 have awarded points for the World Cup.
The Monegasque circuit is the shortest of the season with 3.377 meters, but it also has other peculiarities that make it unique. It is in the heart of the city, a few meters from the Mediterranean, it has low and medium speed curves, a tunnel, is surrounded by guard-rails and the asphalt layer is very different from that found on any racetrack.
For all this, standing out in Monaco has a special flavor and if it is with a victory, much better. But it can also be with a pole position, as happened this Saturday with the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) who won his second classification since he is in the Maximum.
His work on the tortuous track was forceful to the point that he set a new record, not only because of his perfect handling and the good ride of his car, but because for this year the Pirelli tire company has compounds that are faster than those used. until 2017.
The category arrived in Monte Carlo with the record Sergio Pérez as reference. The Mexican, with his Force India, established 1m14s820 / 1000 and it was like the record man. However, Ricciardo took it upon himself to pulverize that brand on several occasions.
The Australian lowered that time on Thursday, when the official activity began. In the first round of training he established 1m12s126 and in the next, 1m11s841. After the hiatus on Friday, in which the promotional events take center stage instead of the activity on the track, Ricciardo remained the man to beat in Saturday's practice with 1m11ss786. But the best was yet to come.
After winning the two previous qualifying cuts without much inconvenience with 1m12s013 y 1m11s278, he literally flew in Q3 and was the only driver in Monaco GP history to lap under 11 minute and XNUMX seconds on nailing 1m10s810. Thus he marginalized by 229/1000 the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), who will accompany him in the first row of the grid of the Monegasque race.
If the reference is worth it, in 1950 when the first Monaco GP valid for Formula 1 was held, the pole was marked by the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo) with 1m50s2 / 10 on a route of 3.180 meters ...
The brand that Ricciardo achieved in Monte Carlo promises to remain intact for some time since by next year the International Automobile Federation intends to change the technical rules so that the cars are slower ...
|1||Facundo Ardusso||Gabriel Ponce de Leon||Renault fluence||Renault Sport|
|3||Leonel Pernía||Damien Fineschi||Renault fluence||Renault Sport|
|28||Matías Milla||Franco Vivian||Renault fluence||Renault Sport|
|29||Facundo Conta||Gregorio Conta||Renault fluence||Renault Sport|
|86||Agustin Canapino||Franco Girolami||Chevrolet Cruze||Chevrolet YPF Team|
|2||Bernardo Keychain||Lucas Colombo Russell||Chevrolet Cruze||Chevrolet YPF Team|
|30||Tomás Gagliardi Genné||Antonino Garcia||Chevrolet Cruze||Chevrolet YPF Team|
|68||Julian Santero||Emiliano spataro||Toyota Corolla||Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina|
|17||Matias Rossi||Santiago Urrutia||Toyota Corolla||Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina|
|27||Mariano Altuna||Manuel luque||Toyota Corolla||Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina|
|5||Fabian Yannantuoni||Juan De Benedictis||Fiat Type||Fiat Racing Team STC2000|
|21||Matías Muñóz Marchesi||Juan Cruz Alvarez||Fiat Type||Fiat Racing Team STC2000|
|44||Mariano Werner||Mauricio Lambiris||Fiat Type||Fiat Racing Team STC2000|
|79||Facundo Chapur||Matías Cravero||Citroën C4 Lounge||Citroën Total Racing STC2000 Team|
|25||Marcelo Ciarrocchi||Jose Manuel Sapag||Citroën C4 Lounge||Citroën Total Racing STC2000 Team|
|34||Juan Angel Rosso||Nestor Girolami||Honda new civic||Honda racing|
|14||Ricardo Risatti||Martin Chialvo||Honda new civic||Honda racing|
|51||Jose Manuel Urcera||Emanuel Moriatis||Honda new civic||Honda racing|