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Monaco to be a wet GP. Surprises expected

By BMW Sauber F1 Team
May 24 2008

Monaco is famous for its Casinos, which attract gamblers from all over the world. This year, the race in the principality could also could turn out to be a gamble - a rain gamble. At every Formula One circuit, rain makes for particularly difficult conditions.  In Monaco, however, wet conditions represent a particular threat as the track doesn't allow for any mistakes. "Monaco represents an exceptional challenge," explains Willy Rampf, Technical Director of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. "Here, even the slightest mistake can bring a sudden end to a driver's race."

According to the forecasters, the rain probability for qualifying and the race amounts to 60 to 90 percent. Nick Heidfeld stresses that a wet track can have a major impact on the course of the race. "Should it be raining, there is a big chance of seeing a surprise winner on the podium," says the German.

Nick continues: "I also am anxious to see how the drivers will cope without traction control here. We have already witnessed several mistakes in the previous races. In the case of rain - something we haven't experienced this season to date - the Monaco race will definitely be a real thriller."

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