Monaco is the Grand Prix to be seen at this weekend (as opposed to a Grand Prix to see motor racing at). It is not the GP to go to, unless watching B List ‘super-stars’ is your idea of fun. This may, of course just be jealousy on my part, not even making the D List… The harbor will be bollard to bollard expensive yachts and the villa car parks will have all the Lambo’s, Ferrari’s and Maserati’s you would ever wish for.
If you go for the atmosphere, then this is the GP for you. If you go for GP racing, forget it and go to Spa. Monaco has been processional for the past decade.
The most critical part of this Grand Prix will happen on the Saturday. And that’s qualifying. He who is on pole, has a greater than 75 percent chance of winning. So who will be on P1? Once again, your guess is as good as mine.
Qualifying is at 7 p.m. on the Saturday 26 May, with the race at 7 p.m. on Sunday 27. I will be watching the dedicated F1 channel, with no adverts during the race, from my perch in front of the big screen at Jameson’s Irish Pub, Soi AR, going there at 6 p.m. for a meal and a beer before the race at 7 p.m. Why don’t you join me?