Behind the scenes at the Monaco GP
A glimpse at what happens on a Friday afternoon at the Monaco GP...
Posted: 27 May 2012
On Friday we witnessed the unrestricted Alpine A 110-50 concept bounce 400bhp's worth of mid-engined V6 sound waves around Monaco's GP circuit. With our ears still ringing, we accidently stumbled into the F1 pit lane. We weren't really sure if we were meant to be there - probably not, as expensive technology and Top Gear don't really mix.
Even so, we thought that we'd make the best of the situation and bring you scenes that are too weird, tenuous or X-rated to feature on proper F1 coverage.
We've also created a groundbreaking game that is set to be as popular as our needlessly difficult guess the car game. We've called it ‘Guess the F1 trainer/sneaker (depends on your geographic location and dialect). One thing we noticed when walking around the pit lane is that every team has their own trainer, normally consisting of a rubbery sole in a zig-zag shape. If you're a real F1 fan you should be able to guess them all. They will appear sporadically throughout the gallery, so grab a pen and paper and right them down as the answers appear at the end.
Words and pictures: Rowan Horncastle