Time On Track Ep. 7 Round 7: Monaco

We’re back after an unscheduled break that saw the cancellation of Round 6 of the F1 season, which was due to take place at Imola, due to heavy flooding in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Side note, you can learn more and even help those effected by visiting this web page outlining organizations set up to provide support. These events will mean the shortening of the F1 season from 23 races, to 22 races, though this past race in Monaco remains round 7 on the calendar. Monaco is of course the most glamorous date on the schedule, running through the streets of the Monte Carlo canton of the principality for the 80th time this year.

The race is generally regarded as one of the less eventful of the season due to the relative difficulty of overtaking on the tight track, but this year wasn’t without a bit of drama thanks to a smattering of rain that made its way through the race toward the latter stages. While opportunities were laid bare for teams like Aston Martin, ultimately, the finishing grid closely resembled the starting order.


In this episode, Ricardo and Blake discuss the thrilling qualifying sessions, the rain induced drama, and the what-ifs that arose as a result. We also take a brief look ahead to the coming race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is slightly revised this year for a faster final sector. We’ll be back next week to discuss the results there, which should give us a clearer look at the viability of Mercedes’ upgrades, as well as the true pace of those Alpines.

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