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Monaco: quite unlike any other grand prix venue on numerous levels. It's a place where a driver's skill is most apparent

As we headed for Monte Carlo so we encountered a track the absolute antithesis to Barcelona in terms of what a driver is able to do to transcend the limitations of his car.

The Spanish track has too many fast, long-duration corners for the driver to be able to trick the car beyond its true level. Yes, he can induce oversteer by the way he turns in to negate any entry understeer he may have. But the penalty for that will come before the corner is over, when, with the oversteer corrected, the car then reverts to its natural understeer - meaning you've lost even more time than if you'd just accepted the initial understeer.

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