The FINANCIAL — Stuttgart/Brackley — The Monaco Grand Prix, one of the undoubted highlights of the Formula One calendar, takes place around the streets of Monte Carlo on Sunday 29 May.
Round Six of the 2011 World Championship is scheduled just one week after the Spanish Grand Prix, presenting a challenge for the teams to pack up and change location along the Mediterranean.
“Monaco has always been one of my favourite races and I love driving there. The street circuit may be somewhat anachronistic when we usually care so much about safety but the race is so special on the Formula One calendar that for once, you just go for it", Michael Schumacher said, "What I also like is that it must be great for the fans to be close to the cars and experience the power. We had a more positive weekend in Barcelona so I hope that we can carry this progress through to Monaco. It’s difficult to predict how the car will perform as it is such a unique circuit so we will have to wait and see."
“The Monaco Grand Prix presents a very special challenge and is one of those race weekends that everyone really enjoys. It’s also a race track where you never know what can happen, and the experience of winning at Monaco is something very special. Over the last three race weekends, I have been pleased with how the team and drivers have performed, and we have seen a steady improvement in our consistency. We need to find more performance and more speed from the car, and will continue to work hard at this, both at the factory and in Monaco,” remarked Ross Brawn, Team Principal.