It’s the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, one of my favourite F1 races of the season. Ok the races often aren’t the best but the track is unique and the overall event something worth watching.
Of course the short, tight track poses some interesting challenges for the teams. The layout is very different from purpose build circuit, with the corners, bump and armco barriers all meaning that in terms of setup the cars are quite different from any other time in the season. With no real straights to speak of, aerodynamic efficiency is far less important than outright mechanical grip.
If (like me) you’re a car geek and you find that sort of stuff interesting, ScarbsF1 posted up an interesting article on the differences that Monaco brings. It’s worth a read: Monaco Set up- the misconception of wheelbase