Monaco grand prix is the most romantic and challenging race in the Formula One circuit. It is in fact most eye-catching race to watch as well. The narrow street circuit lends itself to thrilling racing. It can often get dangerous as well. It is to this iconic circuit that this year’s Formula One competition moves at particularly exciting stage of the title race. Leader Sebastian Vettell has 104 points from five races. Lewis Hamilton is just behind him, having scored 98 points. Hamilton can regain the lead in style by winning the Monaco grand prix. Can he do it? He is the odds-on favorite for online betting.
The narrow circuit of Monaco does not have any straight stretch that is reasonably long. It offers a strange situation. Overtaking is difficult, but maintaining the lead is even more challenging. The drivers could end up crashing the sidewalls in their quest to get faster.
The circuit is 3.337 km long. Drivers have to cover a distance of 260.286 km over 78 laps. This is the only grand prix where the total distance to be covered is less than 300 km. It is a testimony to the difficulty in driving on this circuit.
History gives enough clues for punting your money. Mercedes have won here on the last four years. Hamilton won last year. But the other three times, Nico Rosberg emerged the winner. Apart from Hamilton, Vettell, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, have won here among the currently active drivers. The young drivers such as Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will be dreaming about a win. But it is hard to see them triumph here.
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