The fifth sixth round of the 2009 F1 World Championship takes the teams and drivers to the famous streets of Monte Carlo. Follow all the Monaco Grand Prix actions live online at www.watchf1.net.
The Monaco GP is the second European race of the season, with Jenson Button winning last time out in Spain for Brawn GP. Watch F1 live online here to see if anyone can challenge the supremacy of the Brawn team. Button’s team-mate Rubens Barrichello completed a perfect weekend for the team at the Circuit de Catalunya with a second place finish. Red Bull’s Mark Webber completed the podium in third.
2009 marks the anniversary of the first ever Monaco GP, staged in 1929 and won by the mysterious Englishman ‘Williams’, driving a Bugatti. You can follow all the F1 action live online at www.watchf1.net to see who will win the most famous race on the Formula 1 calendar this year.
Last year’s Monaco GP was won by Lewis Hamilton, but the defending F1 World Champion is unlikely to be in contention for victory this year, as he continues to struggle with his troublesome McLaren. Last year’s pole-sitter Felipe Massa could be in with a chance of victory, as Ferrari showed improved performance in the recent Spanish GP.
The Red Bull pair of Webber and Sebastian Vettel should be up front in Monaco. They have a very quick car and both go well on the tricky street circuit. Last year both Webber and Vettel finished in the points. Follow their progress at www.watchf1.net to see if they can make the podium this year.
Although Ferrari and Red Bull will be hoping for victory in Monaco the Brawn GP team remain favourites for the race. Barrichello, Formula 1’s most experienced driver, made it clear after the Spanish GP that he will walk away from the sport if he discovers team orders are being used in the team to favour Button. Watch live Monaco GP F1 streaming at www.watchf1.net to see if the veteran Brazilian can get the better of his team-mate and score his first Grand Prix victory since 2004.
At the other end of the grid Toro Rosso will be hoping for a better race than Spain, where both cars were eliminated on the first lap. Renault’s Nelson Piquet continues to struggle in the shadow of his double World Champion team-mate Fernando Alonso. Watch the 2009 Monaco GP live online here to find out if the young Brazilian can turn his season around at the most demanding race of the season.
The Monaco circuit rewards precision and, with barriers in close proximity to the track, punishes mistakes. The race has thrown up some surprise winners over the years, such as Olivier Panis in 1996. Catch F1 live online at www.watchf1.net to see if the 2009 race produces another upset.
The 2009 Monaco GP takes place on Sunday, May 24th. The race will be run over 78 laps of the demanding 3.340 km (2.075 miles) circuit, giving a total race distance of 260.520 km (161.887 miles). The lap record is still held by retired multiple F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher. Watch Monaco Grand Prix live online here to find out if any driver can challenge the German’s time of 1 minute, 14.439 seconds. A subscription to www.watchf1.net also gives access to online streaming of other major racing series, including MotoGP and NASCAR.