Monaco Preview Quotes: Sauber
Nick Heidfeld: "A driver shouldn't really have a favourite circuit, but I have to confess that Monte Carlo is mine. I have some fond memories from previous successes there, including a victory in the Formula Three race that used to support the Grand Prix. But it's not just that. Monaco imposes things upon a driver in a way that no other circuit does. The barriers are so close to the edge of the track, and there are so few run-off areas. That means that you have to be absolutely precise in your driving and accurate in the way that you position the car, lap after lap. Consistency is terribly important, too. It is a matter, particularly in qualifying, of trying to reach as far as possible, without stepping that inch too far that so often means the difference between glory and disaster. At other circuits you can get away with it, but not here. You also get a real sense of speed because everything is so close, and of course Monaco is the race that everybody knows about. When you get a strong result there, you really know you have driven a good race."
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