Pole position, not tire wear, crucial at Monaco Grand Prix

The race, notorious for its narrow lanes and a lack of overtaking, may be won or lost in the qualifying session a day before.

updated: May 22, 2013 22:58 IST
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Monaco: The Monaco Grand Prix should be less about tire degradation and more about pole position, as Formula One returns for its showcase race on a street circuit that is notoriously difficult to overtake on.

That will be good news for Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, but less so for Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.

Vettel, the three-time defending Formula One champion tops the championship standings by four points from Raikkonen, who closed the gap by finishing second at the Spanish GP with Vettel placing fourth.

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