Monaco is all about aerodynamics over top end pace

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      Monaco is all about aerodynamics over top end pace and with the way that these upgrades aided Webber it is likely that he will be on the pace again this weekend. As a result of this, Blower motor coupled with my uncertainty over Vettel’s driving style, leads me to believe that Webber will win the race this weekend.

      Who else will be joining the Australian on the podium? It’ll all boil down to who qualifies best out of the McLaren drivers, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, as the tight, twisty street circuit does not offer too many overtaking opportunities. Of the four drivers Hamilton is most likely to be able to recover from a poor qualifying position as Button, Alonso and Schumacher have found it difficult to pass other drivers this season. However, Hamilton is tough on his tyres and that may cause him problems. For this reason alone I will be backing Hamilton to finish on the podium at odds of 10/11.

      Michael Schumacher managed to finish fourth in Spain last week and he looked more like the Schumacher of old after Mercedes made a raft of upgrades to their car. While these upgrades have adversely affected Nico Rosberg the changes have helped Schumacher find his feet again and he comfortably kept ahead of world champion and world championship leader Jenson Button and his F-duct for almost fifty laps of the Barcelona circuit.

      Having won in Monaco on five occasions Schumacher knows the track like the back of his hand and with the additional speed and control afforded by the upgrades to his car he will be in the hunt for major points again this weekend, so I will be backing him at 5/6 to finish in the top six.

      This race, as always, promises to be an excellent spectacle – especially this year as the faster cars at the front will have lots more traffic to pass due to the three newer teams – so keep up to date all weekend long by visiting the BetRepublic Formula One stadium for all the best bets before, during and after qualifying and the race.