Monaco: Jan Charouz Thursday report

Jan Charouz quickly learns Monaco street track Czech Jan Charouz had the first opportunity to drive round the famous track in the streets of Monte Carlo on Thursday. The P1 Motorsport driver did over 20 laps during the free practice of the...

Jan Charouz quickly learns Monaco street track

Czech Jan Charouz had the first opportunity to drive round the famous track in the streets of Monte Carlo on Thursday. The P1 Motorsport driver did over 20 laps during the free practice of the World Series by Renault and clocked a solid 12th time of the session.

The formula Renault 3.5 race is part of the formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco. All drivers have a unique opportunity to impress the F1 world. However, to do this one needs a good performance. Jan Charouz again confirmed in his rookie season that he has been able to get the grip with the car of the World Series by Renault very quickly. The Prague's driver was not faultless as he did one small mistake and spun but fortunately did not touch the barriers around the track and was able to continue. He finished 12th while his team-mate Walter Grubmuller Jr. was 20th in the practice.

Jan Charouz, P1 Motorsport driver: "Our strategy for Thursday's practice was a very simply one - drive, drive and drive. I have to learn the track because I had never driven on it before the weekend and it was exactly what I did in the practice. I felt confident out there quite quickly although I was surprised how quick the track is and, of course, the armco and walls are incredibly close everywhere around this street track. I think that I could have been even faster because there were several yellow flags when I had new tyres on and I had to lift. Saturday's qualifying will be very important, no doubt about it. I believe that we are well prepare for it."

The qualifying, which will determine Sunday's grid, starts at 9am on Saturday.

The race will be broadcasted live on the Eurosport channel. It starts at 11 on Sunday

-source: jan charouz

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Walter Grubmuller , Jan Charouz