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    • F1 2012 - Mercedes AMG GP Monaco Grand Prix Preview

      Five different races, five different winners. Unpredictable doesn't even begin to discribe the season so far. With the ban on off blown diffusers and higher degrading tires, the grid has never been closer. Mercedes AMG with Nico Rosberg already claiming the win in China, look to continue their success here in Monaco, while Michael Schumacher will continue to attempt to break into the podium. The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous track in F1.This race shows the difference between a great driver and a good one. To win this race, a driver needs to be precise, quick, and brave. This is why it is considered a "must win" for drivers. The track, a combination of being technically difficult but also extremely glamorous and high profile. The circuit is one of the most demanding with no margin for error as the Armco barriers that line the track are at some points just inches from the cars.

      Michael Schumacher has won it five times with Benetton (now Lotus-Renault GP) and Ferrari, Alonso has claimed it twice, with Vettel, Webber, Hamilton, and, Raikkonen each taking a win. Michael Schumacher hold the lap record with a 1:14.439 set in 2004.

      Nico loves the Monaco Grand Prix weekend:

      For Michael,

      Ross Brawn

      For Norbert, with five different winners from five different teams in five races,


      Tire Compounds Provided:
      Prime:
      Soft (Yellow)
      Option: Super-Soft (Red)
      Rain: Cinturato Intermediate (Green) / Cinturato Wet (Blue)

      F1 TIMETABLE (Local Race Time)
      Thu 24 May 2012
      Practice 1
      10:00 - 11:30
      Practice 2 14:00 - 15:30
      Sat 26 May 2012
      Practice 3
      11:00 - 12:00
      Qualifying 14:00
      Sun 27 May 2012
      Race
      14:00

      F1 TIMETABLE (Pacific Time)
      Thu 24 May 2012
      Practice 1
      01:00 - 02:30
      Practice 2 05:00 - 06:30
      Sat 26 May 2012
      Practice 3
      02:00 - 03:00
      Qualifying 05:00
      Sun 27 May 2012
      Race
      05:00

      F1 TIMETABLE (Eastern Time)
      Thu 24 May 2012
      Practice 1
      04:00 - 05:30
      Practice 2 08:00 - 09:30
      Sat 26 May 2012
      Practice 3
      05:00 - 06:00
      Qualifying 08:00
      Sun 27 May 2012
      Race
      08:00