Monaco F1 GP

26/05/2013 | By | Reply More

I’ve pretty much completed my study of F1 circuits just in time for the high profile Monaco Grand Prix.

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you qualify on pole in Monaco you will win. The tight street circuit is a big test for anybody who is attempting to overtake, but my stats give a different story.

Monaco was one of the first circuits I profiled and it was because I expected it to throw of  some definable characteristics. But what it taught me was just how different street circuits are to custom race tracks. Fairly obvious in hindsight!  If you look how often pole wins the race you find Monaco in the lower third of all circuits and clustered with a bunch of other street circuits. You don’t need to look far for the underlying answer, as it ranks very highly for retirements and when you examine the reason for retirements the main cause is accidents. Again you could say it’s fairly obvious in hindsight, but at least I can put a number on it now!

I wont be watching the race today as I’m heading over to Wentworth for the final day of the PGA Golf, but I’ll tune it later to catch up.

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