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    JP Montoya has to be the unluckiest driver alive. How many times has it been that he's leading the race, when his engine suddenly lets go? Unlucky for him.

    What will it take to stop Ferrari? A bad fuel rig, Alonso's oil left on the track, and some rain can't do it. Wait, I know: divine intervention.

    McLaren says they're ready to reveal their new car, but not yet to put it into race mode. Sounds like it's blowing up every few laps to me.

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    The Grand Prix of Monaco!

    Qualifying is the name of the game here. Driver skill means this one goes to Fernando (or Kimi). I think.

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    I love the Monaco GP. I must confess that it isn't for the racing potential as much as it is for the beautiful scenery and the general "coolness" of the race. Alonso can definitely win this one, though the track might be slightly too slow for his car(the Renault excels in the curves, but loses its edge when the curves get real slow). Acceleration and driver skill will definitely win this one!
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    Excellent points, Zaius.

    I agree with you about the scenery. As luck would have it, the one and only time I've been to Monaco was one week before the GP (this was before I was into F1). Other than the fact it was "Africa-hot" (name it, Paulie), it was such a cool place.

    Qualifying on a clear track will be incredible. I've always wanted to see that there. There's no reason to hold back at all. The track's been shortened by 30 meters (that's what I heard) but I'll have to check where.

    Go, Renault!

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    30 meters isn't much, about 100 ft if my math conversion is close. And it was Biluxi Blues.
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    Originally posted by Ilikai
    And it was Biluxi Blues.
    We have a winner! I would say Leo and I will spray you with Champagne now but that might be perceived as too darn Freudian.

    Yeah, I got a chuckle out of that 30 meter shortening too.

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    The Monaco GP has to be the most unique race in the world. It has the most beautiful scenery in F1 (although the now-dead Belgian and Austrian GPs come close), and mix that with a real test of the drivers. Should be good.

    I think the two top teams to beat this time around will be Ferrari and Renault. Williams only does well if you need flat-out power, and Monaco needs that less than others. As for McLaren - they need their 2003 car bad.

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    Aww, I just saw DD's pictures. Beautiful scenery. Wow!!
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    Tomorrow's starting grid.

    Monaco's looking too different and qualifying was weird with the new fuel rule.

    We'll see during the race whether the changes at Rascasse open up passing. Hmmm.

    1. 4 R.SCHUMACHER Williams BMW M 1'15"259 159.768 Km/h 3
    2. 6 RAIKKONEN McLaren Mercedes M 1'15"295 + 0'00"036 3
    3. 3 MONTOYA Williams BMW M 1'15"415 + 0'00"156 3
    4. 7 TRULLI Renault M 1'15"500 + 0'00"241 3
    5. 1 M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari B 1'15"644 + 0'00"385 3
    6. 5 COULTHARD McLaren Mercedes M 1'15"700 + 0'00"441 3
    7. 2 BARRICHELLO Ferrari B 1'15"820 + 0'00"561 3
    8. 8 ALONSO Renault M 1'15"884 + 0'00"625 3
    9. 14 WEBBER Jaguar Cosworth M 1'16"237 + 0'00"978 3
    10. 21 DA MATTA Toyota M 1'16"744 + 0'01"485 3
    11. 16 VILLENEUVE BAR Honda B 1'16"755 + 0'01"496 3
    12. 11 FISICHELLA Jordan Ford B 1'16"967 + 0'01"708 3
    13. 15 PIZZONIA Jaguar Cosworth M 1'17"103 + 0'01"844 3
    14. 9 HEIDFELD Sauber Petronas B 1'17"176 + 0'01"917 3
    15. 10 FRENTZEN Sauber Petronas B 1'17"402 + 0'02"143 3
    16. 12 FIRMAN Jordan Ford B 1'17"452 + 0'02"193 3
    17. 20 PANIS Toyota M 1'17"464 + 0'02"205 3
    18. 19 VERSTAPPEN Minardi Cosworth B 1'18"706 + 0'03"447 3
    19. 18 WILSON Minardi Cosworth B 1'20"063 + 0'04"804 3


    107% time : 1'20"527

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    2003 Grand Prix of Monaco Winner Juan Pablo Montoya



    A bullet-proof fuel and pit strategy, along with laser-like concentration and phenomenal driving, gave this win to the Colombian and Williams.

    This race also gave us the coolest crew vs. crew bout of the season when the Renault lads came through for Trulli by getting him out a millimeter before Coulthard.

    The streets of Monte Carlo DEVOUR tires like I've never seen!

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