Having been victorious around the streets of the Principality earlier this year, Monte Carlo is a special place for Gabriele Minì.
The Hitech Pulse-Eight driver says that he'd even stage his dream race weekend around the iconic venue, and he details his exact specifications here.
WHERE WOULD THE RACE BE HELD?
“I think it’s Monaco to be honest. Winning in Monaco is really special, it’s not like other tracks where it’s not something particular. It’s that small dream for drivers in lower categories. You have to get pole to win there, I don’t think you can win from outside pole in Monaco. You’ve just got to be at your best, get pole, build a gap and that is the dream.
DAY RACE OR NIGHT RACE?
“In the day, it’s a bit easier but a night race would be very cool. The only thing is you’d feel the sensation of speed much more in the dark, so that would be even better.”
WOULD YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE TRACK?
“To be honest I’d keep it as it is. I can’t imagine any corners to improve the track. It’s already historic so I’d keep it the way it is right now. It’s more a perfect track to win at. Of course, it’s nice to drive and everyone watching might say it’s boring, you can’t really overtake even if you’re three seconds off the pace. So it’s not really the best track to race on, but to drive and win it, it definitely is.”
WET OR DRY RACE?
“I wouldn’t really enjoy a wet race in Monaco. Dry is better because you can push more towards the limit which is better.”
WHICH TYRE COMPOUND WOULD YOU PICK?
“I’m thinking mediums. The softs can overheat a lot.”
WHICH CELEBRITIES WOULD YOU INVITE?
“Probably Valentino Rossi. I’ve been using his MotoGP number for years. The main one is him, I’d love to have him at one of my races.”
WHICH MUSICAL ARTISTS WOULD YOU HAVE PLAYING?
“I’m not really a guy who listens to a lot of music. Maybe an Italian one, who makes really smart songs with the words he uses – Caparezza. I listen to his songs.”
HOW WOULD THE TROPHY LOOK?
“I think they’ve already done it with the map of the track. I like how the podium where it is now too, just above the start/finish line.”