x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Tight circuit, slim chance of surprise

The Monaco GP does throw up surprises, but I cannot see anyone stopping Red Bull or McLaren they are so just so fast and have four great drivers.

The Monaco GP does throw up surprises, but I cannot see anyone stopping Red Bull or McLaren they are so just so fast and have four great drivers. The other teams are not as powerful and if Red Bull and McLaren stay reliable all weekend they should dominate. Lewis Hamilton drove superbly in Spain and was just let down by a blown tyre. I see him winning for McLaren in Monaco, which would give him a big boost for the rest of the season.

The major concern for him will be Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull. A masterful driver with the ability to tackle any circuit, he knows a victory at Monaco is the kind of win that propels drivers to world championships. Ayman Abdel Wahed is an F1 commentator for Abu Dhabi Media Company's Riyadiya 2 sports channel. ADMC also owns The National. Race coverage in Arabic: Today: 11am-2.45pm Tomorrow: noon-7.30pm Sunday: 11am-6.30pm