If you only win one race in your Formula 1 career, it might as well be the Monaco Grand Prix. In the World Championship era, Team Lotus driver Jarno Trulli shares with Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Olivier Panis the distinction of taking his sole F1 triumph on the winding streets of the principality.
Trulli will start his 15th F1 race in Monte Carlo on Sunday and is one of only 41 drivers to have won the classic event since it was inaugurated in 1929. Who better to reveal the secrets of its tortuous twists and turns and explain just what it takes to win the race ahead of the 69th Grand Prix de Monaco.
The Italian has always been rapid around this track, with Heikki Kovalainen last year the only one of his team-mates to outqualify him here. Trulli believes that, first and foremost, success in Monaco is about confidence - both in yourself and the car under you.
"In Monaco, you need to be extremely confident in what you are doing," says the veteran Italian. "You must be extra-precise because you need to use every inch of the circuit and be right at the limit, but not above it. If you go over it, you are in the wall.
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