Monaco: James Walker preview

WALKER HOPING TO SHINE AT MONACO James Walker heads to Monte Carlo this weekend as the World Series by Renault's most recent race-winner. After a fantastic result at Spa, James is fired up for the race in Monaco, which takes place ahead of ...

WALKER HOPING TO SHINE AT MONACO

James Walker heads to Monte Carlo this weekend as the World Series by Renault's most recent race-winner. After a fantastic result at Spa, James is fired up for the race in Monaco, which takes place ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix.

The World Series by Renault is recognised as a feeder series for Formula One so it is important for James to deliver results in 2009. After his victory at Spa he is now third place in the championship and the leading British driver. Monaco is a daunting and unforgiving track but James has gone well there in the past and is eager to get out there and challenge for the win at such a prestigious event.

"Monaco is such a special event so the team and I will be giving it everything we've got to be on the front row of the grid," said James. " The Monte Carlo track is one of the ultimate challenges any driver faces in his career. I've now driven it in the dry and the wet so I'm well prepared for anything that will be thrown at me this weekend. The first time through Casino Square and the Tunnel is a great feeling. The added pressure of performing in front of the Formula One teams has to be put out of your mind as 100% concentration is needed whilst driving here. Everyone wants to do well at Monaco and I think I have as good a chance as anyone to win on Sunday, although being on the podium at Monaco is one of the personal goals I set myself at the beginning of the season."

There is just one race at Monaco so the drivers will be split into two groups for qualifying and the fastest driver from the two groups will start from pole position. The race is scheduled to be shown on Eurosport in the UK at 2130hrs on Sunday 24 May but if you can't wait until then you can see the live timing at intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com.

-credit: jameswalkermotorsport.com

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