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                *** Formula One - Monaco Grand Prix Preview ***
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 Date: Sunday, May 24
 Site: Circuit de Monaco -- Monte Carlo, Monaco
 Track: 3.340 km (2.075 miles) 19-turn temporary street course
 Capacity: 100,000+
 Annual: 73rd (62nd as a Formula One sanctioned event)
 Television: NBC
 Start Time: 8 a.m. ET
 Qualifying Time: Saturday, May 23/8 a.m. ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)
 Defending Champion: Nico Rosberg
 Runner-up: Lewis Hamilton
 Pole Winner: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
 Laps: 78
 Miles: 161.887 (260.520 km)
 Qualifying Record: Sebastian Vettel, 2011 (1 min., 13.556 secs.)
 Race Record: Fernando Alonso, 2007 (1 hr., 40 mins., 29.329 secs.)
 
                                  2014 Finish
                                  -----------
 
 Finish  Driver               Start          Finish  Driver               Start
 ------  ------               -----          ------  ------               -----
   1     Nico Rosberg            1             6     Jenson Button          12
   2     Lewis Hamilton          2             7     Felipe Massa           16
   3     Daniel Ricciardo        3             8     Romain Grosjean        14
   4     Fernando Alonso         5             9     Jules Bianchi          21
   5     Nico Hulkenberg        11            10     Kevin Magnussen         8
 
                    2014 Monaco Grand Prix Facts and Figures
                    ----------------------------------------
 
 Average Speed: 142.801 kph
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 49 mins., 27.661 secs.
 Margin of Victory: 9.210 secs.
 Cars running at finish: 14
 Cars on Final Lap: 4
 Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikkonen, 1:18.479, Lap 75
 Pole Winner: Nico Rosberg (1:15.989)
 
        Past Monaco Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Nico Rosberg (1) -- Mercedes -- 142.801 kph/1:49:27.661
 2013 -- Nico Rosberg (1) -- Mercedes -- 113.378 kph/2:17:52.056
 2012 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull Renault -- 147.312 kph/1:46:06.557
 2011 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 120.574 kph/2:09:38.373
 2010 -- Mark Webber (1) -- Red Bull-Renault -- 141.814 kph/1:50:13.555
 2009 -- Jenson Button (1) -- Brawn-Mercedes -- 154.857 kph/1:40:44.282
 2008 -- Lewis Hamilton (3) -- McLaren -- 126.171 kph/2:00:42.742
 2007 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- McLaren -- 155.551 kph/1:40:29.329
 2006 -- Fernando Alonso (1) -- Renault -- 150.707 kph/1:43:43.116
 2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen (1) -- McLaren -- 148.582 kph/1:45:15.556
 2004 -- Jarno Trulli (1) -- Renault -- 145.880 kph/1:45:46.601
 2003 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (3) -- Williams-BMW -- 152.772 kph/1:42:19.010
 2002 -- David Coulthard (2) -- McLaren -- 1:45:39.055
 2001 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:47:22.561
 2000 -- David Coulthard (3) -- McLaren -- 1:49:28.213
 1999 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:49:31.812
 1998 -- Mika Hakkinen (1) -- McLaren -- 1:51:23.595
 1997 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Ferrari -- 2:00:05.654
 1996 -- Olivier Panis (14) -- Ligier -- 2:00:45.629
 1995 -- Michael Schumacher (2) -- Benetton -- 1:53:11.258
 1994 -- Michael Schumacher (1) -- Benetton -- 1:49:55.372
 1993 -- Ayrton Senna (3) -- McLaren -- 1:52:10.947
 1992 -- Ayrton Senna (3) -- McLaren -- 1:50:59.372
 1991 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:53:02.334
 1990 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:52:46.982
 1989 -- Ayrton Senna (1) -- McLaren -- 1:53:33.251
 1988 -- Alain Prost (2) -- McLaren -- 1:57:17.077
 1987 -- Ayrton Senna (2) -- Lotus -- 1:57:54.085
 1986 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren -- 1:55:41.060
 1985 -- Alain Prost (5) -- McLaren -- 1:51:58.034
 1984 -- Alain Prost (1) -- McLaren -- 1:01:07.740
 1983 -- Keke Rosberg (5) -- Williams -- 1:56:38.121
 1982 -- Riccardo Patrese (2) -- Brabham -- 1:54:11.259
 1981 -- Gilles Villeneuve (2) -- Ferrari -- 1:54:23.38
 1980 -- Carlos Reutemann (2) -- Williams -- 1:55:34.365
 1979 -- Jody Scheckter (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:55:22.48
 1978 -- Patrick Depailler (5) -- Tyrrell -- 1:55:14.66
 1977 -- Jody Scheckter (2) -- Wolf -- 1:57:52.77
 1976 -- Niki Lauda (1) -- Ferrari -- 1:59:51.47
 1975 -- Niki Lauda (1) -- Ferrari -- 2:01:21.31
 1974 -- Ronnie Peterson (3) -- Lotus -- 1:58:03.7
 1973 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell -- 1:57:44.3
 1972 -- Jean-Pierre Beltoise (4) -- BRM -- 2:26:54.7
 1971 -- Jackie Stewart (1) -- Tyrrell -- 1:52:21.3
 1970 -- Jochen Rindt (8) -- Lotus -- 1:54:36.6
 1969 -- Graham Hill (4) -- Lotus -- 1:56:59.4
 1968 -- Graham Hill (1) -- Lotus -- 2:00:32.3
 1967 -- Denny Hulme (4) -- Brabham -- 2:34:34.3
 1966 -- Jackie Stewart (3) -- BRM -- 2:33:10.5
 1965 -- Graham Hill (1) -- BRM -- 2:37:39.6
 1964 -- Graham Hill (3) -- BRM -- 2:41:19.5
 1963 -- Graham Hill (2) -- BRM -- 2:41:49.7
 1962 -- Bruce McLaren (3) -- Cooper -- 2:46:29.7
 1961 -- Stirling Moss (1) -- Lotus -- 2:45:50.1
 1960 -- Stirling Moss (1) -- Lotus -- 2:53:45.5
 1959 -- Jack Brabham (3) -- Cooper -- 2:55:51.3
 1958 -- Maurice Trintignant (5) -- Cooper -- 2:52:27.9
 1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Maserati -- 3:10:12.8
 1956 -- Stirling Moss (2) -- Maserati -- 3:00:32.9
 1955 -- Maurice Trintignant (9) -- Ferrari -- 2:58:09.8
 1954 -- Not Held
 1953 -- Not Held
 1952 -- Not Held
 1951 -- Not Held
 1950 -- Juan Manuel Fangio (1) -- Alfa Romeo -- 3:13:16.7
 
 Note: Changed from 100 to 80 laps in 1968. Races 1973-74, 76, 85-88, 90-95,
       98-present were 78 laps. 1975, 1978, 1996 races were 75 laps. 1977,
       1979-83 races were 76 laps. 1989 race was 77 laps. 1984 race was
       shortened to 31 laps. The 1997 race was only 62 laps. Due to inclement
       weather, the 2008 race, scheduled for 78 laps, was stopped at two hours
       (76 laps).
 
                  Past Monaco Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
                  --------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Nico Rosberg -- 1
 2013 -- Nico Rosberg -- 1
 2012 -- Mark Webber -- 1
 2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
 2010 -- Mark Webber -- 1
 2009 -- Jenson Button -- 1
 2008 -- Felipe Massa -- 3
 2007 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
 2006 -- Fernando Alonso -- 1
 2005 -- Kimi Raikkonen -- 1
 2004 -- Jarno Trulli -- 1
 2003 -- Ralf Schumacher -- 4
 2002 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 17
 2001 -- David Coulthard -- 5
 2000 -- Michael Schumacher -- 12
 1999 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 3
 1998 -- Mika Hakkinen -- 1
 1997 -- Heinz-Harald Frentzen -- 11
 1996 -- Michael Schumacher -- 17
 1995 -- Damon Hill -- 2
 1994 -- Michael Schumacher -- 1
 1993 -- Alain Prost -- 4
 1992 -- Nigel Mansell -- 2
 1991 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
 1990 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
 1989 -- Ayrton Senna -- 1
 1988 -- Ayrton Senna -- 11
 1987 -- Nigel Mansell -- 21
 1986 -- Alain Prost -- 1
 1985 -- Ayrton Senna -- 16
 1984 -- Alain Prost -- 1
 1983 -- Alain Prost -- 3
 1982 -- Rene Arnoux -- 19
 1981 -- Nelson Piquet -- 8
 1980 -- Didier Pironi -- 11
 1979 -- Jody Scheckter -- 1
 1978 -- Carlos Reutemann -- 8
 1977 -- John Watson -- 14
 1976 -- Niki Lauda -- 1
 1975 -- Niki Lauda -- 1
 1974 -- Niki Lauda -- 12
 1973 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
 1972 -- Emerson Fittipaldi -- 3
 1971 -- Jackie Stewart -- 1
 1970 -- Jackie Stewart -- 11
 1969 -- Jackie Stewart -- 9
 1968 -- Graham Hill -- 1
 1967 -- Jack Brabham -- 16
 1966 -- Jim Clark -- 8
 1965 -- Graham Hill -- 1
 1964 -- Jim Clark -- 4
 1963 -- Jim Clark -- 8
 1962 -- Jim Clark -- 10
 1961 -- Stirling Moss -- 1
 1960 -- Stirling Moss -- 1
 1959 -- Stirling Moss -- 7
 1958 -- Tony Brooks -- 15
 1957 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
 1956 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 4
 1955 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 15
 1954 -- Not Held
 1953 -- Not Held
 1952 -- Not Held
 1951 -- Not Held
 1950 -- Juan Manuel Fangio -- 1
 
                               Last Race Results
                               -----------------
 
 Race: Spanish Grand Prix (May 10)
 Site: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya -- Barcelona, Spain
 Laps: 66
 Miles: 190.825 (307.104 km)
 Winner: Nico Rosberg
 Second: Lewis Hamilton
 Third: Sebastian Vettel
 Fourth: Valtteri Bottas
 Fifth: Kimi Raikkonen
 Pole Winner: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 41 mins., 12.555 secs.
 Average Speed: 182.060 kph
 Margin of Victory: 17.551 secs.
 
                          Monaco Grand Prix Entry List
                          ----------------------------
 
 Car  Driver, Hometown                     Car/Name
 ---  ----------------                     --------
   3  Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)  Red Bull Racing-Renault
   5  Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)  Ferrari
   6 *Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)    Mercedes
   7  Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)      Ferrari
   8  Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Mercedes
   9  Marcus Ericsson (Kumla, Sweden)      Sauber-Ferrari
  11  Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)   Force India-Mercedes
  12  Felipe Nasr (Brasilia, Brazil)       Sauber-Ferrari
  13  Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Mercedes
  14  Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)      McLaren-Honda
  19  Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)     Williams-Mercedes
  22  Jenson Button (Frome, England)       McLaren-Honda
  26  Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia) Red Bull Racing-Renault
  27  Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)  Force India-Mercedes
  28  Will Stevens (Rochford, England)     Marussia-Ferrari
  33  Max Verstappen (Hasselt, Belgium)    Toro Rosso-Renault
  44  Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)  Mercedes
  55  Carlos Sainz Jr. (Madrid, Spain)     Toro Ross-Renault
  77  Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)   Williams-Mercedes
  98  Roberto Merhi (Castellon, Spain)     Marussia-Ferrari
 
 * - defending champion.
 
                Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
                -----------------------------------------------
 
 Driver               2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014
 ------               ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Nico Rosberg         Ret    12   Ret     6     7    11     2   Won   Won
 Lewis Hamilton       ---     2   Won    12     5     6     5     4     2
 Daniel Ricciardo     ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   Ret   Ret     3
 Fernando Alonso      Won   Won    10     7     6     2     3     7     4
 Jenson Button         11    11    11   Won   Ret     3    16     6     6
 Felipe Massa           9     3     3     4     4    21     6   Ret     7
 Kimi Raikkonen       Ret     8     9     3   ---   ---     9    10    12
 Sebastian Vettel     ---   ---     5   Ret     2   Won     4     2   Ret
 Valtteri Bottas      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---    12   Ret
 
 Mover of the Week
 -----------------
 Daniel Ricciardo    -  started 10 and finished 7
 
 Sports Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Nico Rosberg
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 2
 
 NOTES:
      The Monaco Grand Prix is round 6 of the 2015 Formula One season. It's
 also considered as the most prestigious event on the F1 calendar.
 
 The Monaco GP is held annually on the streets in world-famous Monte Carlo. The
 2.075-mile, 19-turn circuit winds its way through the narrow streets, starting
 with the first corner from Ste-Devote, then moves uphill to the steep hill of
 Beau Rivage and plunges back down to the Mirabeau Hotel before heading into
 the tunnel and chicane, located along the illustrious harbor side. It wraps up
 at the tricky Loews hairpin.
 
 Monte Carlo is one of the most difficult circuits, where overtaking has
 virtually been impossible. Therefore, track position for the Monaco GP is
 critical. Qualifying there is most important, with the pole sitter taking 10
 of the last 11 races, including the previous six (2009-14).
 
 The last 18 Monaco GPs have been won from a starting position no worse than
 third.
 
 The furthest back a driver has started and won this race is 14th, accomplished
 by Olivier Panis in 1996. Just four of the 21 drivers who started the race
 that year were running when the checkered flag waved. The event featured wet
 weather, numerous crashes and mechanical failures.
 
 Ayrton Senna won the most Monaco GPs with six, including five consecutive
 victories from 1989-93. Senna's first win in this race occurred in 1987.
 
 Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill won the Monaco GP five times each.
 
 Nico Rosberg from Mercedes will attempt to win the Monaco GP for the third
 year in a row. Three drivers have won this event three or more consecutive
 times: Senna (1989-93), Alain Prost (1984-86) and Graham Hill (1963-65).
 
 Nine drivers scored their maiden F1 wins in the Monaco GP: Juan Manuel Fangio
 (1950), Maurice Trintignant (1955), Jack Brabham (1959), Denny Hulme (1967),
 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1972), Patrick Depailler (1978), Riccardo Patrese
 (1982), Panis (1996) and Jarno Trulli (2004).
 
 McLaren has the most constructor victories in the Monaco GP with 15, followed
 by Ferrari with eight and Lotus with seven. Lotus scored its inaugural F1 win
 in the 1960 Monaco GP.
 
 Round 7 in this year's F1 world championship is the June 7 Canadian Grand Prix
 in Montreal. Daniel Ricciardo claimed his first career F1 win there last year.
 
 05/20 00:38:45 ET

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