26, 28 - 29 May 2011
Venue: Monte Carlo
Circuit Length: 3.340 Km
Lap Record: 1:14.439 = 161.528 km/h M. Schumacher (Ferrari) 2004
Can Sebastian Vettel claim F1’s jewel in the crown for the first time? Spain last time out was the Red Bull star’s 14th F1 victory and his fourth of 2011.
Or can Red Bull teammate Mark Webber score a much-needed first win of 2011 at the circuit he dominated last year?
Will McLaren’s outstanding race pace make the difference on the Monaco streets?
This will be the 58th World Championship race in Monaco and McLaren have dominated with 15 race wins there; the best driver on the Monte Carlo streets is the peerless Ayrton Senna with six wins.
What’s happened to Ferrari – and will Fernando Alonso find something special on the track where he won in `06 and `07?
Can DRS possibly make a difference on the sinuous street circuit? Its use in the tunnel has been banned…
And will Pirelli find the right balance in their choice of tyres?
Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault) 1:13.826 = 162.869 km/h
1st: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault)
2nd: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault)
3rd: Robert Kubica (Renault)
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:15.192 = 159.910 km/h
His full record at Monaco:
2002 (Minardi) Q 19 / R 11