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2022-05-26 7:06:39 AM  
A Daily Fail article cites "reports" and their only source is The Sun.  This is like adding two negative numbers.  It was to be true.
 
2022-05-26 8:17:24 AM  
A senior account manager, one in charge of looking after a big sponsor, has told The Sun that they are struggling to house their guests ahead of this weekend's race.
They have also admitted that many are now weighing up whether to attend at all
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No one goes there. It's too crowded.

/These dumbasses don't understand rich people. They go there because it's exclusive, expensive and crowded. They go there so they can say "I can afford to come here because I'm really rich"
//If "tradition" means so little to the sport maybe they should tell Ferrari to f*ck off rather than paying them huge sums of money every year, vastly more than any other team.
 
2022-05-26 8:18:11 AM  
that's horrifying.

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2022-05-26 8:50:00 AM  
Monaco pays nothing to F1 to host?  And they think they'll keep the race?  That's a gamble.
 
2022-05-26 8:52:47 AM  
F1 needs it glamour races. Monaco is presumably the peak glamour race in Europe.
 
2022-05-26 8:58:27 AM  
Currently, the season is limited to just 24 races

Just 24? The calendar is bloated with too many bullshiat Tilke circuits as it is. When I first got into Formula 1 in the 80's there were 16 races, which was plenty.
 
2022-05-26 10:09:53 AM  
The 1996 race won by Panis is one of the most fascinating sports events i've seen. The track was a sheet of ice and three cars finished. Panis already knew or discovered any paint on the road surface made the ice above it
even more slick. I don't think the announcers said it but i got the impression he was subtly pushing other cars over to the
bad spots. It was something like the first frenchman win in a french team car at monaco in 60 years. No i'm not french. On my bucket list. This or Isle of Mann TT.
 
2022-05-26 10:25:12 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: A senior account manager, one in charge of looking after a big sponsor, has told The Sun that they are struggling to house their guests ahead of this weekend's race.
They have also admitted that many are now weighing up whether to attend at all.

No one goes there. It's too crowded.

/These dumbasses don't understand rich people. They go there because it's exclusive, expensive and crowded. They go there so they can say "I can afford to come here because I'm really rich"
//If "tradition" means so little to the sport maybe they should tell Ferrari to f*ck off rather than paying them huge sums of money every year, vastly more than any other team.


From Anthony Bourdain.  http://subwayreads.org/book/medium-raw/

TL:DR - the rich (a certain type of celebrity hungry rich person) don't eat better than you and me.  They eat worse.  The reason they eat worse is because they eat at the places where everyone goes so that they can be seen.  They don't go there because the food is good, and the people who run Mr. Chow's and similar know that, so they don't even try to make good food.
 
2022-05-26 11:10:40 AM  
ok f1, what were the rich and famous saying about the fyrefest-like hospitality at miami?

you remember, it was that race that you tried to make look like monaco by setting up boats in a parking lot?

you're going to keep that ersatz monaco over the real thing that takes place where so many your ilk claim residence to dodge taxes?
 
2022-05-26 11:46:02 AM  
F1 will NEVER get rid of Monaco, the fans and drivers would riot. It's widely considered the best venue in the entire sport.
 
2022-05-26 12:30:54 PM  
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2022-05-26 1:01:46 PM  

phimuskapsi: F1 will NEVER get rid of Monaco, the fans and drivers would riot. It's widely considered the best venue in the entire sport.


No the track itself is considered undriveable and the race is consistently dull/processional unless there are massive farkups like Ricciardo's pit stop a few years ago.

However, it's also a classic steeped in history and a certain classy old world nostalgia. What formula 1 was before all the Tilke tracks in cheaply built, ugly third world cities like Abu Dhabi or Miami.
 
2022-05-26 1:15:07 PM  

Jonnadiah: No the track itself is considered undriveable and the race is consistently dull/processional unless there are massive farkups like Ricciardo's pit stop a few years ago.


We haven't raced there with the new regulations yet. If the new cars can follow someone through the tunnel then braking for the chicane could be interesting.
 
2022-05-26 1:25:21 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Jonnadiah: No the track itself is considered undriveable and the race is consistently dull/processional unless there are massive farkups like Ricciardo's pit stop a few years ago.

We haven't raced there with the new regulations yet. If the new cars can follow someone through the tunnel then braking for the chicane could be interesting.


No DRS in the tunnel, unless that changed this season, so probably gonna look more like Max trying to get past George in Barcelona, with maybe a couple inside dives at piscine.

RB has the speed to try some overtakes along the marina straight for certain, but can they stay close enough to Ferrari or even Merc who are faster in slow corners to even try it? Assuming Max isn't on pole which is a big "if".
 
2022-05-26 1:54:18 PM  
Without Monaco, Lewis would have to move back to Britain. Please save him from this torment.
 
2022-05-26 1:58:40 PM  

Jonnadiah: RB has the speed to try some overtakes along the marina straight for certain, but can they stay close enough to Ferrari or even Merc who are faster in slow corners to even try it? Assuming Max isn't on pole which is a big "if".


True. On of the issues at Monaco is that the corner that leads onto the straight is so tight that there's no chance of slipstreaming behind another car and getting a slingshot onto the straight. You go round Rascasse at barely walking pace and the corner after the pit entrance is barely faster. The car in front can put power down a second earlier and is accelerating away while you're still crawling around the corner. That half second means they have a huge gap at the start of the straight. And at these speeds aero has little to no effect so the new rules won't help.
There's not much they can do about Rascasse, without knocking buildings down, but they could make the next corner faster but it wouldn't help that much.
 
2022-05-26 2:11:25 PM  

Jonnadiah: No the track itself is considered undriveable and the race is consistently dull/processional unless there are massive farkups like Ricciardo's pit stop a few years ago.


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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2070820-why-the-monaco-grand-prix-is-f1s-most-boring-race

Drivers love it, like I said, spectators less so.

This has been less true with the bigger modern cars though, and a lot of the young kids don't appreciate it as much as the last generation.
 
2022-05-26 2:35:43 PM  
OK but where is old man Bruce Wayne going to race?
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2022-05-26 7:26:11 PM  
Hmmm...either go to saud and get bitten by camel spiders or watch spoiled David Coulthard crash at Monaco and walk straight home instead of going to the team garage.
I've made my choice...
 
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