June 01, 2003


Will tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix deliver Jarno Trulli’s first win? Place your bets, fellow speed freaks.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 1, 2003 03:26 AM

It is so hard to pass in Monaco that a driver 4th on the grid will be at a disadvantage. Especially with Michael laying 5th.

I would like to see Montoya win again. When he raced in CART I saw enormous talent in the young man.

Posted by: Michael Sanderson at June 1, 2003 at 04:22 AM

Big first corner crash, Jarno let through to the lead ... it could happen.

That said, Montoya is fantastic, and deserves a second GP win. Picture a nose-to-tail race decided by pit stops.

Posted by: tim at June 1, 2003 at 05:25 AM

Trulli will come either first or second, in a race dominated (again) by the tactics of the pit stops.

Montoya will (hopefully) crash. Into Webber.

Posted by: bailz at June 1, 2003 at 06:28 AM

It would be nice to see Jarno win, but it's so hard to pass that I'm betting on Kimi. I think Ralf will mess up along the way. In an earlier time, Ralf would have joined Alberto Ascari in taking a swim in the harbor at the chicane, with his car of course.

Posted by: Tom at June 1, 2003 at 06:59 AM

Ye Gods! You're a motorsport fan??!!! I'll have to find another sport now. I feel sullied.

Posted by: Niall at June 1, 2003 at 05:52 PM

You should have found another sport long ago. Moffat and Brock have both campaigned for the Liberal Party; Allan Grice was a National Party MP; Alan Jones once said that "Australia needs socialism like it needs a hole in the head". And your beloved ABC stopped broadcasting motor sport years ago when it decided that it was an "elitist sport", whatever that means. I think they had issues with the advertising, too.

Posted by: tim at June 1, 2003 at 06:44 PM

So let's get this straight Niall, you bang on endlessly about oil and the American military industrial complex, then on the weekend you go to the motor racing and barrack for the Ford Motor Company?

Posted by: Peter at June 1, 2003 at 07:41 PM

what on earth does "banging on about oil", which I don't and have not done BTW, and the American Industrial complex to do with my enjoyment of motorsport? Try again Peter, you're not straight yet.
Timmy? If you think a drivers politics detracts from an enthusiasts enjoyment of the sport, then you obviously aren't a real motorsport fan. I honestly couldn't give a fuck who votes for or supports whom, or whether the ABC stopped broadcasting it because it was "elitist". I think you'll find it was due to cost.

Posted by: Niall at June 1, 2003 at 08:14 PM

On the contrary, Niall, knowing that most of the drivers are right-wingers enhances my enjoyment of motorsport a great deal. Why don't you become a fan of something non-capitalistic and anti-competitive, like flower arranging or pottery?

Posted by: tim at June 1, 2003 at 10:00 PM