F1 heads to Monte Carlo for some glitz and ridiculous glamour to maintain our interest after the sleep inducing Spanish GP. The famous streets can throw up a cracker of a race, but equally could rival Spain for a processional performance.
We’re being positive and going for the former though and either way, you’re still going to need make sure your team and predictions are setup and ready – Here are a suggestions which include a couple of the quieter runners and riders for 2015.
Nico Rosberg (£20m) – Top Dog on the track in Barcelona and for good reason. Nico, for the first time this season, put together a race weekend that left Hamilton in his wake. In a low-scoring week, it would undoubtedly have been the players that had a Rosberg-bias in their teams and predictions that gained crucial ground. At a saving of £2m, the German is a real option but, considering form as a whole, could it be a maverick move to put him as your No. 1 at this stage?
Valtteri Bottas (£15m) – Given his fairly hefty price tag, it would be difficult to recommend finding a place for the lead Williams man in up your Fantasy line-up. However, he may fall into the ‘one to watch’ category after responding well to a challenging start to this campaign. Splitting the Ferrari’s is a good start and a resurgent Williams team wouldn’t be a bad thing to help get their season going and adding a bit more spice to the front of the field.
Force India (£12m) – A plucky outsider that many an F1 fan has been pleased to see do well, 2015 has been a campaign to forget so far for Force India. Uncompetitive and often left competing at the back of the field, they’ll be a team disappointed to be falling behind Toro Rosso, Sauber and even Lotus. At £12m, they represent the worst value team behind McLaren and Manor so are probably one to avoid although their drivers do appear to offer some interesting bonus point opportunities.
Weather should be fine, but there is going to be rain around for some part of Sunday. Either way a safety car or two should never be discounted around the tight streets of Monte Carlo. Tyre wear is always a factor and the only real prospect of getting past the man who is gets into the first corner in the lead will be during the pits so expect the undercut to play a vital part.