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Monaco - how to take the hairpin

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by Craig Whitmore, May 31, 2011.

  1. Further to Andrew Dun's post about how difficult Monaco is, I'd like some advice on how to take the windy hairpin at the the bottom of the hill leading to the swimming pool tunnel, turn 6 I think. I keep nicking the trailing outside barrier as i'm coming out of the the turn.

    My tactic so far has been to brake down to 1st and when the track roughly starts to turn, I also turn, having no accelerator on.
  2. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
    I can haz cookie?

    Hmmm.. You mean the corner beside of/back of Casino Square? M something.. I guess you should have a wide apex, drive slowly, take the steering lock to a lot/or max, turn your wheel max to the left.
  3. I like to follow the white line around, with half the car on either side of the line
  4. I normally brake just after the little white dot in the road then I try and almost hit the kerb. Running on the pavement will make you hit the wall, also it helps if you run low downforce.
  5. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz

    Iv never really had a problem taking the corner, just keep to the right on entry hit the apex/over the inside curb a little and you should be clear for coming out the other side in the middle of the track, the only thing that will push you too wide is if your going to fast round it.
  6. I tend to try and stay wide and take a late turn in and a late apex, tyre just touching the curb at what would be the middle of the hairpin, im pretty much on throttle just after i brake and about the same time as turn in (very little though, just touching the throttle), touch the apex and try to keep a little throttle on until i get it straightened then roll on throttle trying to minimise wheel spin for the gear change to 2nd into corner 7. I find if you take a shallow line and early apex, you will clip the barrier coming out. If you can stop the wheel spin coming out of the hairpin in 1st gear and get the power down before you change to 2nd coming into turn 7 its pretty much feel laptime, i can tell when i have got it right cause i have to brake a tiny bit more before the turn in to portier cause im carrying more speed out of turn 7.
  7. don't get on the kerb, you'll lost time. Difficult to explain, just find the correct braking point and coast through it in first gear with full lock. Never posed me much problems. From your description it sound like you're just coming in too fast if you always graze along the barrier there, try braking a tad earlier and see how it goes.
  8. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    It is tricky because you need to make sure you're in the middle of the track just after the exit in preparation for the next turn.
    I brake hard and stay right, keep the throttle on the bite point around the corner in 1st gear and just clip the edge of the inside curb just before the exit.
    Lines you up perfectly for the next corner too.
  9. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Sounds like you may be also a bit to the left when you turn in. You do need to be at RHS of track to give yourself enough room.
  10. Thanks for all the replies.

    There seems to be no special technique for it, just to go slow enough and keep as far to the right as possible before turning.
  11. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    This is how I take it. The dots represent the front-right wheel.
    Red is brake, yellow is throttle bite-point, green is accelerate.