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Monaco 2008 - Qualifying // Grid positioning in the principality is crucial

Published by Mr. C

If there's one thing that today's free practice taught us, it's that timing is everything. For one lap Heikki was the fastest thing out there, picking the perfect time to do his run when the most rubber was down but the rain hadn't really affected the asphalt.

One lap later and he's in the wall.

Finding that perfect moment to do a run in qualifying will be the biggest challenge for F1 teams and drivers this afternoon in Monaco. Not only are they playing chicken with the weather, there's that all important problem of finding some space for a clear lap around the principality.

Notably, Vettel has already been hit with a 5-place grid penalty for having the nerve to finish the last race and then compete this one with a brand new car. He's almost certain to start from the pit lane tomorrow, but where everyone else will end up in is anyone's guess.

One thing is for certain though, the next few hours are going to be eventful and entertaining!

We'll be watching ITV's qualifying coverage, and full race build up, which is available online. In the comments Nelson also found a great site streaming ITV around the world. Don't forget official live timing on f1.com too.

It'll be a lottery in Monaco this afternoon, so we're asking for all of your predictions today. Who'll be on pole and who'll be first to bin it? Who'll be the biggest name out in the first part of qualifying and who'll end up with a grid penalty for blocking on this the tightest of street circuits.




If there's one thing that today's free practice taught us, it's that timing is everything.  For one lap Heikki was the fastest thing out there, picking the perfect time to do his run when the most rubber was down but the rain hadn't really affected the asphalt.

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

24 May 2008