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Bottas’ cursed nut at the Monaco GP: Mercedes has been unable to remove it and they will have to split the wheel
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Bottas’ cursed nut at the Monaco GP: Mercedes has been unable to remove it and they will have to split the wheel

The team Mercedes had its worst result of the year, largely due to the problem they had with Valtteri Bottas at the only pit stop he made during the Monaco GP. The nut on the right front tire of the Finn's car got stuck, and the excessive pressure of the gun on it caused him to drop his teeth. Literally, polished nut sockets until they were blunt, so that it became impossible to remove it. They have not been able to do it in the usual way and have taken the car back to the factory with that tire on, to split it there and be able to free the car.F1, in its official media, has shown the moment of the event. You can perfectly hear how the mechanic operates the gun and the mechanis...
Carlos Sainz, a leader of the new generation: he has been on three of the four youngest podiums in history
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Carlos Sainz, a leader of the new generation: he has been on three of the four youngest podiums in history

Carlos Sainz won the third podium of his F1 racing career in Monaco, after those achieved in Brazil 2019 and in Italy 2020. This one had a special flavor, not only for achieving it in the most legendary circuit of the championship, but because it was the first with Ferrari. The Madrid native was accompanied by two drivers of his generation, both former teammates whom he knows well. With Max Verstappen shared the beginnings in Red Bull while with Lando Norris spent two years in McLaren in which both struck up a great friendship. Proof of this was the good vibes during the interviews with the ex-pilot David Coulthard, interrupting each other laughing.This podium was also the conf...
DIRECT |  Carlos Sainz, for the podium in a Monaco GP in which Alonso will try to save the ridiculous
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DIRECT | Carlos Sainz, for the podium in a Monaco GP in which Alonso will try to save the ridiculous

All or nothing. Carlos Sainz has a golden opportunity to get on the podium (although, strictly, in Monaco there is no podium) of the most legendary Grand Prix of the Formula 1.The Madrilenian part fourth, three positions behind his partner, a Charles Leclerc who has saved the car with some luck after the accident that ended qualifying on Saturday ... Or so I thought: on the training lap has complained of gearbox problems, affected in the crash. The Monegasque wanted to end his particular curse in the circuit of his house (literal: it passes under his home), but for this he will have to go out and, if he succeeds, support Max Verstappen already Valtteri Bottas.Lewis Hamilton it is practically r...
Carlos Sainz fights for pole and Alonso will start in a disastrous 17th position
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Carlos Sainz fights for pole and Alonso will start in a disastrous 17th position

Although the race will determine what they can achieve, there are reasons to be much more optimistic about the work of Carlos Sainz what with that of Fernando Alonso. After some very good free practice, in which the Madrilenian was 2nd, there was a lot of expectation to see if he would be able to repeat in qualifying. From the first moment he was competitive, even with options to reach the front row of the grid or even pole. It was also aspired to see if Fernando Alonso I was going to be able to move on to Q2, since the performance of the Alpine both on Thursday and in the previous free practice on Saturday it was pulling weak. The feeling that he could be much further out of t...
Things that can only happen in Monaco: divers to the rescue, prostitutes at home, the podium without a podium …
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Things that can only happen in Monaco: divers to the rescue, prostitutes at home, the podium without a podium …

The Monaco Grand Prix is all Formula 1 summarized in a weekend. This sport is often understood by what is seen each year (except in the past, due to the health situation) on the streets of the Principality, whose dangerousness increases exponentially compared to other events in the championship, but which cannot be done without. This circuit has hosted some of the most legendary races in history, some truffled with anecdotes that could only happen here. Some of them made up the legend of pilots of the stature of himself Ayrton Senna, but also that of Michael sSchumacher O Fernando Alonso. Not surprisingly, Monaco is one of the three points of the Triple Crown of motorsport.The ...
Carlos Sainz, 2nd in free practice, dreams high and aims for the podium or even victory at the Monaco GP
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Carlos Sainz, 2nd in free practice, dreams high and aims for the podium or even victory at the Monaco GP

Ferrari doing well in Monaco. Few expected it, although the surprise is relative after the good start to the campaign that they starred in, but it is necessary to go back many great prizes to see the two Maranello cars dominate on a Friday. Charles Leclerc, which runs at home (literally: passes next to the balcony of your home, where this weekend he has several guest friends he greeted while filming), he was the fastest of the day ahead of Carlos Sainz, what finished 2º not only in FP2 but also in FP1. The Madrilenian already promised to finish very high and the feelings were very positive before arriving, but the performance of this Thursday has confirmed it.And that for him wa...
Fernando Alonso starts the Monaco GP with an accident against the wall
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Fernando Alonso starts the Monaco GP with an accident against the wall

The start of the long weekend of Monaco GP (as always here it starts on Thursday and not on Friday) for Fernando Alonso it started with fright. The Asturian pilot saw how the first free practice session was interrupted for him prematurely, due to a little touch that was given halfway through the batch against the wall. The limits of the track in the Principality are set by the walls, with the exception of the Santa Devota curve and the chicane after the tunnel. For this reason, any braking pass is very expensive. This is what happened to Alonso.Spanish, what I hadn't filmed here since 2018, he entered the last corner of the winding Monegasque route too optimistically, and altho...
Fernando Alonso appears in Monaco with a spectacular sporty Aprilia motorcycle
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Fernando Alonso appears in Monaco with a spectacular sporty Aprilia motorcycle

Fernando Alonso He is passionate about two wheels, especially (but not exclusively) about bikes. The last example has been left in the run-up to GP of Monacor, by appearing in a very unusual mount on him: a motorcycle.It is a Aprilia RS660, a machine of about 100CV and at a price of about 12,000 euros that the Italian brand has put on the market as a derivative of the one they use in the World Cup. Superbikes. Alonso has shared the photo on his networks, with an eloquent text: "Arrive in style. Spectacular."Alonso's relationship with motorcycles comes from afar. In addition to her partner having a relationship with Valentino Rossi, the Asturian rider has already made his first steps with a s...
McLaren to debut new colors at Monaco GP in homage to Gulf Oil
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McLaren to debut new colors at Monaco GP in homage to Gulf Oil

McLaren will release colors in the next Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 in honor of the historic collaboration of the British team with the oil company Gulf Oil, a sponsor since the late 1960s, under the mandate of the founder of the team Bruce McLaren. In fact, last July they resumed their agreement.The MCL35M will recover the iconic Gulf blue-gray colourway, combined with orange which today is the main color of the team. A mix reminiscent of the colors of the McLaren F1 GTR that finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997.In addition to the new colors on the cars, both Lando Norris What Daniel Ricciardo will wear this new image in their overalls and helmets, the latter with a retro desig...