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Pirelli Preview - Monaco Grand Prix

Everything you need to know from the Italian tyres manufacturer ahead of the sixth and most glamorous Grand Prix of the season in Monaco.

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Pirelli Preview - Monaco Grand Prix
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Formula 1 is ready to shine bright in the fancy Montecarlo, for one of the most historic Grand Prix in F1 history. 
The Monaco GP is one of the most sought- after of the calendar, despite the criticism the circuit gets every year, because of the lack of overtakes and action due to the narrow streets of the Principality.

Pirelli, the italian tyres manufactuer, has selected the softest tyres available of their entire selection, with the C3 being the hardest of the trio, followed by the yellow C4 and the red C5. The Principality street circuit is the slowest in terms of lap speed of the entire calendar, promoting cars with most mechanical grip for the win. 

Last year, Daniel Ricciardo slayed the competition, topping every single session with his RB14. The victory came as a revenge for the one lost in 2016, when the Australian was leading the race and lost the lead because of a mistake during the pit stop. 
The pit-stop timing is fundamental here and it is usually based on a one pit-stop strategy. 

"Unsurprisingly, we’re bringing our softest tyres to Monaco, with the C5 being broadly equivalent to last year’s hypersoft but designed to have less graining in cooler temperatures and to give a greater possibility for the drivers to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint." Said Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head Of Car Racing. "This means that not as much tyre management is needed as for the 2018 hypersoft, but its excellent performance is still maintained – so we could be in for a fast race, especially compared to last year. Monaco is like nowhere else, but it’s a grand prix where every strategic opportunity has to be grasped, especially if there is a safety car. With overtaking practically impossible – as Daniel Ricciardo proved by winning from pole despite a significant technical problem last year – the time gained and lost in the pits is crucial."

Will the low grip change the game in Monaco? Will we see a new winner outside the Mercedes garage? The need of mechanical grip will maybe help other teams to fight for the win? We will discover it only when the action begins. 

Here are the tyres selection per driver for the Monaco Grand Prix. 

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