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Talent pool // Teams scramble to get the paddock ready for free practice in Monaco

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Teams scramble to get the paddock ready for free practice in Monaco
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With just days to spare between the end of the Spanish Grand Prix and the start of Free Practice in Monaco on Thursday, it was a scramble for teams to get their motorhomes ready.

It wasn't helped when a pick up truck caught fire at Ste. Devote. Emergency repairs were completed, with new tarmac laid down overnight. The road was closed, causing chaos.

The only motorhome that was complete was Red Bull's floating hospitality unit, that was ready made and simply had to be positioned on the water. BBC's Jake Humphrey stopped by for a visit and it wasn't long before both he and Mark Webber found themselves cooling off with a quick dip.