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Mark Webber's column on Monaco

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In his latest column for BBC Sport, Mark Webber explains why Monaco is such a special stop on the Formula One calendar.

The street circuit through Monte Carlo is Lewis Hamilton's favourite track and Kimi Raikkonen says it is legendary.

And Mark has his own ideas why Monaco is such a breathtaking challenge for even the most talented F1 drivers.

He also explains what drivers actually do in the cockpit, in terms of technique.

You can read the full article HERE

And if you have a burning question for Mark, please let us know.

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comment by Parag (U1677940)

posted May 22, 2008

you know mark what has really impressed me about you is the way you write your columns... (i donot no if its an interview or you write it). but unlike David coulthard (you might know him too), who uses his column unfairly to bash other drivers and justify his wrong doings, you don't do the same... i don't know whether u will ever read my message, but hats off to you for that... and i am really happy that u didn't mention (answer) david's accusation ( which were of course talking the sour grapes). I think u did the right thing my shrugging off his comments which donot carry any weight (after he is going to be forced into retirement next year)

By the way i have never been your fan, i have always admired and liked kimi, but you r in my view one of the top five in current formula1 drivers.



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comment by DannyF (U6125943)

posted May 22, 2008

I have read what Mark has to say about how enthralling Monaco is to drive with some of the best corners in the world.
Does Mark realise that as a spectator on TV the Monaco Grand Prix is phenomenally dull. There is no over taking and any place changes are made during the pit stop. I very rarely watch the Monaco Grand Prix as you are just sat there waiting for crashes to happen. I wish it would be removed off the racing calendar

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comment by HAYDON (U3615035)

posted May 22, 2008

The reason they still race at Monaco is sponsorship.
30% of their sponsors come on board because of Monaco. It is the place to be seen. It is also around the same time as the Cannes Film Festival. Monaco = money.

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posted May 22, 2008

I still think it's a real drivers circuit that separates the wheat from the chaff. Senna loved it and so does Lewis.

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posted May 23, 2008

charlesmiller4ever - Spot on!!

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posted May 23, 2008

Great commentary Mark, as always fascinating to read a driver's insights on the technicalities, politics, and experiences of an F1 competitor must have something to do with you oz passion for sport. Already read enough about [Brits] Hamiltons and Buttons excuses and gripes about the Monaco track, not to mention Coulthards sideswipe during the week. Keep Racing! And all the best for the coming week-end ..

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posted May 25, 2008

I love your columns- absolutely love them. I hope you come on the podium in Monaco

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posted May 25, 2008

Mark,

How did you like playing catwalk model on the weekend and did you like the clothes? Even though to me your driving talent comes first and foremost, I have to say you looked very, very good :D

I hope you do really really well this year, I would really like to see you on the podium and I would absolutely love to see you win (although I suppose you want that even more than me!)

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posted May 26, 2008

Hi Mark.. it says to ask if you have a "burning" question, so I always say with regards to your stint at Williams,remembering the race when hot air came through the seat, that Frank and Patrick were very lucky because at least they had a driver who knew when his arse was on fire. We haven't missed 1 race since your Minardi 5th on debut and are pleased to see how well you are going. The 4th at Monaco was for us nearly as good as a win. Well done!

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posted May 21, 2009

Mark, I'm hooked. I've never been to a GP before but just managed to purchase some tickets for the standing area for my son and I. So it's pack the tent, spend Friday driving through France and pitch up bleary eyed for Saturday practice. We are looking forward to a great spectacle, enough from me; how are your preps going? cool

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