The F1 season continues this weekend in Monaco, here is the round 6 of our prediction game – Monaco GP.
You can wait till the last moment before the qualifying or make your prediction right away (and change it later). But do remember, the deadline is the start of the Saturday qualifying session ! So, as usual, make your prediction for the pole position, fastest lap and top eight finishers in the comments below this post. The results of round 6 will be published on Monday after the race.
Just a reminder – in Monaco the action starts on Thursday with free practice …
The court ruled but the high stakes game continue. The court confirmed the existence of Ferrari veto but also said that it should have been used at the World Motor Sport Council meetings in March and April.
It did not take too long for Ferrari to react:
The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has rejected Ferrari’s injunction against the FIA’s rule changes for 2010.
Ferrari was told by French legal authorities on Wednesday that it did not have a valid reason to block plans for a £40 million voluntary budget cap.
Not much more has been said at the moment.
Monaco Grand Prix
Besides all the politics and negotiations and courts there is still F1 racing going on. It is Monaco weekend. Let’s start with a reminder that unlike the other GPs, the Monaco weekend starts on Thursday with the first two practice sessions, Friday is day off.
Usually the teams arrive in Monaco with heavily revised, much more downforce generating aero package. The new regulations however restrict the teams in what they can do with the downforce and as a result we may not see as many obvious changes as in the past few years.
Ferrari and FIA - allies no more ...
The latest version of 2010 Formula 1 regulations triggered an open conflict between FIA and the current F1 teams. Several teams were unhappy with both what is in the regulations and how the regulations were pushed through. Toyota, Red Bull, Renault announced they will not enter 2010 season if the regulations remain unchanged but the cherry on the pie was the similar announcement made by Ferrari a week ago. The teams met with Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley last Friday to discuss the ways how to end the stalemate. The initial reports were that no progress was made but the interviews Mosley and Ecclestone gave to BBC seem to tell a bit different story. The only things we heard from teams are that Ferrari are taking FIA to court (today) and that Toyota’s John Howett was trying to get all the teams to walk out of the meeting …