Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the pace in the opening free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday morning. The German, who posted a personal best effort of 1:16.195, led Spanish Grand Prix winner and Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso by 87 thousandths of a second, while Romain Grosjean wound up third.
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The Monaco Grand Prix has long been the jewel in Formula One's crown. Held in the second-smallest country in the world, the race has been a fixture on the calendar every year since 1955. This is the race that every driver on the grid wants to win, and most of the sport's greats have at least one Monaco victory to their names. Show More Summary
Official website: http://thessaloniki2013.fide.com The first round of the fourth stage of FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Thessaloniki got under way on 22nd May, with the Greek-Russian businessman Ivan Savvidis, main sponsor of the event,...Show More Summary
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McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has heaped praise on Sergio Pérez ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, explaining that the Mexican is "stepping up" his performances after a pressure-filled introduction to the Woking-based outfit.
The most glamorous race on the Formula 1 calendar is almost upon us, with the paddock descending upon the Principality of Monaco. Looking ahead to the race, GPUpdate.net has put together an extensive factfile for your viewing pleasu...
FIDE is pleased to announce the fourth stage of the FIDE Grand Prix Series will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) between the 21st of May and 4th of June 2013. The 5-star Makedonia Palace Hotel and its owner, international business investor and philanthropist Ivan Savvidi, are FIDE's sponsors for the 12-player Grand Prix Chess Tournament. Show More Summary
Replacement of GM Nadezhda Kosintseva GM Nadezhda Kosintseva has withdrawn from the Women's Grand Prix and she has been replaced by the next highest rating reserve, GM Tatiana Kosintseva, who will take over the calendar allocations of the withdrawn player. www.fide.com Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the World of F1 blog speaks to Formula One legend Giancarlo Fisichella. The 14-season veteran, who won three races, talks exclusively about his career, team orders and tyres. Career highlight I think my first win in Brazil back in 2003 was my favourite...
Tom Kristensen will act as the driver representative steward for the Monaco Grand Prix. The Dane, who is the most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, last held the role at the championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012.
As expected, just one DRS zone will be in place for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, with governing body the FIA choosing to retain the area along the start-finish straight.
Sole Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is expecting an average of two pit-stops per driver at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with the company's Motorsport Director, Paul Hembery, stating that degradation levels will be much lower than recently witnessed.
The players: Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2725 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2774 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2723 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2779 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2755 Kamsky, Gata USA 2741 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB 2699 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2760...Show More Summary
Kimi Raikkonen says Lotus have to focus on qualifying – Formula 1 news Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has said that they have to focus on their qualifying pace to secure competitive grid positions for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. Raikkonen said that it is nearly impossible to overtake at Circuit de Monaco. Show More Summary
Jenson Button expects McLaren to make another step forward in 2013 Monaco GP – Formula 1 news McLaren driver Jenson Button is feeling confident that they can make another small step forward in the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix which is going...Show More Summary
Force India boss Vijay Mallya has set his sights on recording a double points finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, admitting that failing to regularly make the top ten with both cars has been a weakness for the Silverstone-based team so far this season.
Felipe Massa insists Ferrari must improve their qualifying pace – Formula 1 News Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has said that they must improve their qualifying pace so as to secure higher grid slots for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix which is going to be held in Monte Carlo on May 26. Massa said that they are quite happy with their start to this season. Show More Summary
Pastor Maldonado is optimistic that he and Williams will be able to bounce back from a dismal Spanish Grand Prix showing on the streets of Monte-Carlo this weekend, with the Grove-based outfit on the lookout for its first point of the 2013 campaign.
Lotus has confirmed upgrades to the front wing, rear wing and floor of the E21 chassis for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with the Enstone-based outfit vying to keep main rivals Ferrari and Red Bull in sight as the Constructors' battle develops.