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Monaco 2008 - The race // A rainy day hovers over the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo

Published by Mr. C

It's been raining this morning in Monaco, and raining hard. Formula 1 seems set to experience it's first wet 2008 race today, the only questions that remain are how much rainfall, and for how long? MeteoGroup's animated radar prediction shows more rain heading for the principality and it's worth keeping an eye on this during the race. Earlier today a GP support race had to start behind the safety car and it's more than conceivable that it could happen again this afternoon. In driver news, it's more bad luck for David Coulthard who drops back 5 places on the grid after he damaged his gearbox in qualifying yesterday. He is further compromised by starting with the fuel load the team already specified, while Timo Glock is the benefactor, starting in tenth position but with his own strategy choice. A number of drivers are nervous ahead of the action, with Webber stating "We love the challenge of driving in the wet, but driving around here is a bit insane really. It is very, very slippery". Bring on the insanity we say! The necessary links for today's race:

Again we’re opening this thread a little earlier as that seemed to work well in Turkey, so please let us know all your pre-race thoughts and predictions. Should the race start behind the safety car, and just how many cars will see the chequered flag?




It's been raining this morning in Monaco, and raining hard.  Formula 1 seems set to experience it's first wet 2008 race today, the only questions that remain are how much rainfall, and for how long?

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

25 May 2008