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Grand Prix Circuit name Action American Grand Prix Indianapolis View Austrian Grand Prix A1-Ring View Australian Grand Prix Melbourne View Belgium Grand Prix Francorchamps View Brazilian Grand Prix Sao Paulo View British Grand Prix Silverstone View Canadian Grand Prix Montreal View European Grand Prix Nrburg View French Grand Prix Magny-Cours View German Grand Prix Hockenheim View Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest View Italian Grand Prix Monza View Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka-shi View Malaysian Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur View Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo View San Marino Grand Prix Imola View Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona View Get ‘All the latest F1 news’ sent right to your inbox – Join below. Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo Schedule: Session: 23: May 11:00 – 12:00 Free session 01 13:00 – 14:00 Free session 02 25: May 09:00 – 09:45 Free session 03 10:15 – 11:00 Free session 04 13:00 – 14:00 Qualifying 26: May 09:30 – 10:00 Warm-up 14:00 [2hr max] Grand Prix 1. M. Schumacher Ferrari 34 2. R. Schumacher Williams 20 3. J. P. Montoya Williams 17 4. J. Button Renault 8 5. R. Barrichello Ferrari 6 = D. Raikkonen McLaren 5 1. Williams – BMW 40 2. Ferrari 37 3. McLaren – Mercedes 9 4. Renault 8 5. Sauber – Petronas 3 5. Jaguar – Cosworth...

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Ferrari secure 142nd pole-position The Ferrari team have secured their 142nd pole-position as Michael Schumacher took the top spot. Schumacher: “After this morning, we were still not sure what was the best procedure for qualifying, which is why I experimented with trying to do two flying laps. I think it was the best solution for me, even if I had to abort the attempt. I made a mistake on my first quick lap, running wide at Turn 2, so I backed off to save everything for the next lap.” He added: “At the end, I was lucky to still have a lap in hand and I went out because I didn’t know who might go faster. But I was unlucky because Verstappen spun in front of me. It was not a big drama. I thought I could get by, but in fact I couldn’t and had to go on the inside. I was expecting him to come back across the track. On this circuit, the wind, which changed direction, can be an important factor and you also need to have a special set-up and get everything right. The start will be critical. With launch control, all the front-runners should get away at the same time and it will be vital to be first in the first corner. Then, you can dictate the pace and force others to run the race you want. I am not discounting McLaren. If they make a good start they could be fourth or fifth and then it will depend if they can move up from there.” Rubens Barrichello blamed the gap between him and his team-mate on the traffic which played a major part in today’s session: “My session was affected by traffic and it was very hard for me to get a clean lap. At the end, there was a lot of dirt on the circuit and that meant the plan to go for four runs was not ideal. I am always very close to pole, but I am disappointed not to have managed better than fourth place.” Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan...

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Murray Walker, Michael is very very special After Ralf Schumacher won his first Grand Prix two weeks ago in Imola many people have started to compare him to his elder brother Michael Schumacher and his achievements. Murray Walker said: “I most certainly do, but whether he will also be as successful is something else. It is true to say that Ralf has not been as successful at this stage of his F1 career than Michael was at the same time, but in his favour is the fact that he is six years younger than Michael and has still got a lot of racing years left in him. Ralf has now driven through his wild spell of being mighty quick but flying off the road too often, which he did with Jordan in 1997-1998. He is blindingly quick, mature, has broken through the psychological barrier of winning his first Grand Prix and will, in my opinion, continue to improve. He can expect to win a lot more races and has got plenty of time to do so.” Murray adding jokingly: “All he needs is for Michael to retire and get out of his way!” Murray rounded up with a few words on Ralf catching Michael: “I think that even though time is on his side he is unlikely to do as well as Michael in terms of Championships and victories. Michael is a very, very special, once in a generation, motor racing phenomenon and, I am certain, one of the greatest of all time”. Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan 13pts Sauber 12pts BAR 9pts Benetton...

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Berger not convinced BMW.Williams will lift the title Gerhard Berger is still not convinced that the BMW Williams has what it takes to be the ones lifting either the Constructor or Drivers trophies at the end of the season. Last race at Imola Ralf Schumacher blitzed the opposition taking his first ever Formula 1 win and Williams first since their last glory days of 1997. Berger said: “No chance. Yes; we can win a race but I think Ferrari and McLaren are in a strong position, which they have built up over many years. For us, we are just coming up and it is not a question or a consideration to win the world title. What counts is to keep our people together, happy in what they are doing, and motivated to close the gap more and more.” Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan 13pts Sauber 12pts BAR 9pts Benetton...

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Eddie Irvine: “I don’t need the team-mate to push me along” Eddie Irvine is up against a new team-mate this weekend at Barcelona, Pedro de la Rosa. Irvine commented on his new team-mate and what he thinks he’ll have to do to compete with him. He stated that he has his own motivation and won’t rely on beating his team-mate to keep it going: “I’ve always generated my own motivation. I don’t need the stimulus of a team-mate to push me along. Even though to a certain extent you always judge yourself by the performance of your team-mate, it’s basically down to a driver to make things happen in his team. Top teams like Ferrari are obviously attractive to key personnel but one of the problems we have at Jaguar is that we don’t yet have the operational infrastructure to attract star people. But we just have to keep plugging away.” In the interview with ‘The Guardian’ Eddie Irvine added: “If I do not stay on with them, it would mean that we would have failed as a team.” Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan 13pts Sauber 12pts BAR 9pts Benetton...

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Jean Todt believes that thanks to Ferrari’s highly contriversial tactics in the previous Austrian Grand Prix which saw Schumacher take a crowd rejected win, more people will turn on to Formula 1. “Some people claim they won’t watch it any more. But I think the Monaco Grand Prix will have an exceptional audience this year. The public will want to know what Ferrari are going to do now, to find out what happens next in the story.” The Frenchman told L’Equipe. “I know that the public love us.” He added with what could be seen as slight arrogance. “They have been let down, they are angry. But anger is a part of life. Do sailors stop loving the sea because of the storms? At the end of the day, our current ‘problem’ is to explain our team strategy when our drivers are in a position to finish first and second. We could be in a far more difficult position. A lot of teams would doubtless love to have such concerns at the moment.” “When we took on Barrichello, it was seen as a bad choice. It seemed like we hired a good-for-nothing, a whinger. Today the whole world finds it normal for him to win and for us to have faith in him.” He...

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Jacques: “I have to live with it.” Jacques Villeneuve has spoken out about his back pains, which have hampered him each Grand Prix since the fatal crash in Melbourne at the beginning of the year when a marshal was tragically killed. As ever Villeneuve has vowed not to give up, but keep fighting to improve the Bar car and team. “It is not going to keep me from racing. It was good to have some time off from testing to help it get better but it really needs a long break and it is not going to get that in the middle of a busy season.” Said Villeneuve. Jacques is currently receiving treatment for his pain from BAR’s physiotherapist – he stresses that this will not affect his will to race. “It hurts on the bumps and the kerbs but I have to live with it.” He added Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan 13pts Sauber 12pts BAR 9pts Benetton...

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Alonso: “I feel happy with the outcome” European Minardi announced that they were very assured with their first test session. Alonso said that the schedule was very busy. All the teams have been testing ready for Formula 1’s new technical change, the introduction of traction control. Alonso said: “Our test programme on Thursday turned out to be a very busy one, not only for me, but for the whole team. We worked on several innovations; including the automatic gearbox. We focused on the starts, to optimise the traction control system, and I believe we had a very productive session. Even my lap times proved better than the team’s previous reference times.” He added: “I feel happy with the outcome” Race date: 27th May’01 Round: 7 Monegasque GP, Monte Carlo. Monaco 78 laps @ 3370m Last winner: Coulthard M. Schumacher 42pts D. Coulthard 38pts R. Barrichello 18pts R. Schumacher 12pts N. Heidfeld 8pts J. Trulli 7pts J. Montoya 6pts H. Frentzen 6pts O. Panis 3pts M. Hakkinen 4pt Ferrari 60pts McLaren 42pts Williams 18pts Jordan 13pts Sauber 12pts BAR 9pts Benetton...

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Michael Schumachers you round A1-Ring Michael Schumacher takes you around the Austria track – A1-Ring the venue for round 6 in the championship. “Coming over the line in seventh gear flat out, you cannot see the first corner very well, but you know that it is a very tight right-hander. Arriving by the 100-metre board at around 300kph in seventh gear, you hit the brakes as hard as you can without unsettling the car too much and hang from your belts as you slow to around 120 kph in second gear. It’s a wide track here with not a lot of grip at the beginning of the race and that means that you have to watch out for other cars as everybody is braking as hard as they can. We learnt that the hard way last year when Ricardo hit me on the first lap! [The first in a line of turn one incidents] If you get through the first corner, it’s a slight left and then hard up the hill back up through the gears to another tight right- hand hairpin. Down six gears this time to first and scrub off 220kph for the Remus Kurve and you should hear the traction control earning its money as you try and deliver over 780bhp through the rear tyres on the way out of this corner. The brakes and the traction control get a good work out coming into and leaving the Gsser Kurve too, another second gear 95 kph right-hand corner, approached at top speed in top gear. With the heavy braking corners out of the way, the remaining six corners are similar. They each require a car with exceptionally good balance and smooth power delivery, as they are all third or fourth gear corners taken at least 160kph. A gentle right at Turn Four takes you to the Niki Lauda Kurve, a long fourth gear left-hander taken at about 170 kph, which puts a lot of pressure on your neck. This is made even longer by the sixth turn, another left-hander. Eventually, you can rest your neck as you fire through the final two turns of the lap as fast as you can. Swinging right twice for the very quick Jochen Rindt Kurve at about 210kph and the bumpy A-1 Kurve at, you try to carry through as much speed as possible onto the straight and get ready...

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The Jordan team has finalised details of a restructuring programme, which commenced last November. The management group has spent the last six months putting together a revised structure aimed at returning Jordan to the more flexible, open style of organisation which existed during the teams most successful seasons, as well as reducing costs which have escalated following a period of unprecedented growth. This will lead to a reduction in staff numbers by around 15%, including some senior managers, whilst maintaining a workforce of just over 200. Personnel were informed last November that costs would be examined in all areas, and that the restructuring would concentrate on maximising the technical capability of the team. “Jordan has always been at its best when lean and efficient.” Said Chief Executive Eddie Jordan. “Once you sense complacency creeping in, or costs becoming exhorbitant, a prudent business needs to take action. We have an incredible group of people at Jordan who work tirelessly to achieve on track success. These changes will generate a more efficent structure at a time when our focus is on the performance and reliability of our cars.” Eddie Jordan will personally oversee sporting and commercial issues while the technical side of the team will be run by Director of Design and Development Henri Durand and Director of Race and Test Engineering Gary Anderson. Joint Managing Director Trevor Foster and Head of Engineering Tim Holloway are leaving the team with immediate effect, while Chief Operating Officer John Putt will depart after managing the transition phase to the new management structure. “I would like to thank John, Trevor and Tim for everything they achieved with us,” said Eddie Jordan. “It has been a difficult start to the season for us but we are now regrouping for an even more vigorous assault on the remaining 13 Grand Prix, and I would like to thank all our personnel for their hard work and continued...