Pete this discussion led me to dig up some bibliography. This is what Bandini said in 1967 about the approach he used to take in the 312 for the chicane:
"Si inserisce la quinta marcia prima del tunnel. Si arriva alla chicane in quinta. Si scala in terza e si entra nella chicane a circa 130 km/h, 9800 giri motore. Si re-inserisce la quarta uscendo dalla chicane." (BANDINI “NATO PER CORRERE” by Pier Attilio Trivulzio)
Translated "the 5th gear gets engaged before the tunnel. You get to the chicane in 5th. Then you downshift to 3rd and you enter the chicane at about 130 km/h (81 mph), 9800 rpm. Then you re-engage the 4th gear exiting the chicane."
In Monacane you can never approach the chicane in 5th (I believe Bandini meant that you downshift when you get to the downhill section) but you have to slow down well before that, no more than a hundred meters after the tunnel exit, much before the start of the downhill leading to the chicane. The part about the 3rd gear in Monacane is right. But you go slow, enough not to swiftly engage the 4th (you are well down 9800 rpm in the 312) at corner exit. So there's 2 mistakes out of 3 in the track's chicane.
But you could say that Papy's has 3 out of 3, so yeah Monacane is just slightly more realistic
Edited by leon_90, Sep 28 2016 - 02:57 PM.