Monaco 2019 - GP preview - Toro Rosso

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By Olivier Ferret

20 May 2019 - 17:03
Monaco 2019 - GP preview - Toro (...)

Daniil Kvyat

“Monaco is a special circuit, narrow with the walls really close as you race through the town. When you first get out on track for practice, you have to progress cautiously and build up speed gradually as this is a track that demands respect. Then we go quicker and quicker each lap until you find your limit. Although the actual speeds you do in Monaco are slower than any other track, it feels very fast from inside the car ! That’s because the barriers are so near which means the track feels narrow and you get a real impression of speed. It’s cool and pretty unique ! Over the weekend, you are aware that the Monaco race is historic and special, with so many events taking place in the Principality, but my job is to put that aside and concentrate on driving the car, which to be honest, is the most special part of the weekend. Driving on that track is what I like the most about the whole event.”

Alex Albon

I’m looking forward to Monaco, as I enjoy driving the track. I raced there in Formula 2 – the first time, I qualified second and last year I was on pole, so it’s always been a good track for me. I like street circuits, but I realised driving the Azerbaijan GP that street circuits are super quick in an F1 car ! Driving with the walls around you is an amazing experience, because in an F1 car, you get “motion blur” when your sight gets affected. Although I’ve raced in Monaco, I’m not sure what to expect about the event itself with so much going on away from the track. My team-mate told me it is a ‘chaotic weekend’ but I’m ready !”


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