2013 Monaco Grand Prix
: Infiniti And Red Bull Racing: Monaco Grand Prix Preview By MONACO
– Monaco is an unmissable spectacle – for the race itself with fans able to get closer to the cars than at any other circuit and of course for the glamor and history of Formula One's most iconic venue. It's the shortest yet most demanding track on the calendar, and the drivers love the challenge of this street race that's been hosting motor races since the 1920s.
With Mark Webber leading from the start of last year's Grand Prix to finish on the top step of the podium, and teammate Sebastian Vettel victorious in 2011, Infiniti Red Bull Racing have strong form in Monaco. After Webber's win in 2010, can the team make it four in a row?
This season has already produced three different winners, and the unforgiving streets of Monte Carlo have been known to throw up many a surprise in past years. With Vettel just four points ahead of the pack in the Championship standings, it'll be all to play for on Sunday.Mark Webber
Q1: Describe the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in three words.
Webber: Dramatic, glitz and busy.
Q2: If you were a fan, where would you watch the race?
Webber: I'd watch the left-right combination at the entry to the swimming pool, after Tabac.
Q3: What's your best memory of the Monaco GP?
Webber: My first win in 2010 – it's right up there with my best memories of all time. Sebastian Vettel
'Monaco is one of my favorite tracks and driving it is an absolute challenge. You can't even make the smallest mistake; if you do, you're lucky if it's just that your lap time is bad. If you're not paying attention, you'll end up in the barrier. Overtaking is possible, but only with risk – the best place for that is before the chicane. We come out of the narrow tunnel at more than 300kph and race to the first gear-chicane – whoever brakes later wins. Ideally you have a good qualifying session and start from far forward.'