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2018-05-24 12:29

Image: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP

Formula 1 drivers are looking forward to a fun weekend on the streets of Monaco.

The Principality is always a challenge, but this year Pirelli has brought its new 'hypersoft' tyre, which is tipped to help the drivers smash circuit records.

"The speeds will be spectacular. I don't think about that, but we will definitely break the record - and by a lot," Force India's Esteban Ocon predicted.

Pirelli the best choice

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson agreed: "It's the best tyre Pirelli has ever made. The step between the ultra and the hyper is giant. It's the biggest difference ever.  And the tyres last as well."

READ: Pirelli could stay in F1 after 2019 - boss

Sergio Perez thinks Pirelli should supply the tyre at more circuits, even though it will be taken to Montreal.

"That would really spice things up. At the moment the top teams are in their own category but the hypersoft would help the smaller teams," said the Mexican.

Fernando Alonso, though, thinks even the combination of the hypersoft and the unique Monaco layout will not mean a non-top team can make a breakthrough.

"Let's face it - when was the last time we saw a midfield car win the Monaco grand prix?" said the McLaren driver.

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