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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did Ferrari favoured Vettel over Raikkonen?

Looking back over the last few years’ Monaco Grands Prix, a pattern emerges, where a strategy call has decided the outcome and some controversial decisions have been at the heart of it. Last year was Red Bull’s misstep on Ricciardo’s strategy and then an error in the pit stop itself, in 2015 Lewis Hamilton lost the race on a bad strategy call, in 2014 he was angry because Mercedes stopped both cars on the same lap behind the Safety Car, giving him no chance to […]

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Button to replace Alonso in Monaco

McLaren-Honda confirmed that Jenson Button will be racing for the team at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix. The Brit returns to Formula 1 just few months after his retirement from the sport to replace Fernando Alonso, who will be missing the race due to other commitments. The Spaniard will compete with McLaren-Honda-Andretti over the weekend of the Indianapolis 500, which will take place on the same date (May 28th) as the Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso will return to Formula 1 duties from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards, and […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Key: Toro Rosso missed podium chance

Toro Rosso technical director James Key reckons the STR11 had the pace to finish on the podium in Monaco and rued traffic in the pit lane which cost Carlos Sainz Jr. valuable time. Sainz Jr. was running in sixth place behind the Safety Car in wet conditions but lost time during the switch to Intermediate tyres and then the change to dry tyres a handful of laps later. Sainz Jr. eventually came home in eighth position but Key feels that it should have been possible […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Manor drivers rue 'tough', 'difficult' Monaco

Manor drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto were left to rue a "tough" Monaco Grand Prix as the pair came home as the last classified runners. Wehrlein originally placed 13th but was demoted behind Haas' Romain Grosjean after he received two 10-second time penalties. Wehrlein was deemed to have transgressed during the Virtual Safety Car period and then ignored blue flags, the sanctions demoting him to 14th spot. "It was quite tough to be honest," said Wehrlein of his first Monaco Grand Prix. "Early on […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sauber drivers apologise for 'unacceptable' clash

Sauber drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr have both apologised for their role in the intra-team collision during Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. Nasr was asked by Sauber to allow Ericsson to pass, albeit with the caveat that the Swede would be require to pull over if he was unable to make progress. As Nasr queried the call, Ericsson attempted an overtaking move which resulted in the pair colliding at La Rascasse, ultimately retiring from the race. Ericsson was given a grid drop for the Canadian […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Feature: Dancing in the streets

The 2016 running of the Monaco Grand Prix was an event which two drivers deserved to win, though ultimately, the rational nature of sport meant only one could emerge victorious. This was a weekend in which both Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton were electric around the streets of the Monte Carlo and La Condamine districts of Monaco, as wet weather and strategic decisions played out in intriguing fashion. Hamilton had been supreme during Thursday morning’s opening practice session on a dirty circuit but come the […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Verstappen disappointed by Monaco error

Max Verstappen says he is disappointed in himself after he crashed out of the Monaco Grand Prix for a second successive season. Verstappen started from the pit lane after hitting the barriers in qualifying but made steady progress throughout a wet/dry race to challenge for points. However, the youngster slid wide and clouted the barriers at Massenet, suffering terminal damage to his Red Bull RB12. "I'm disappointed in myself and disappointed for the team, because they worked very hard to get the car ready and […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Wolff hails 'incredible' Hamilton drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hailed Lewis Hamilton's "incredible" drive as the Briton secured his first victory of 2016 at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton started from third place on the grid in wet conditions before Mercedes ordered Nico Rosberg to cede position, elevating Hamilton to second. Hamilton inherited the lead by staying out on Wet tyres and made his sole stop to switch to Ultra Soft tyres when the circuit dried, and retained his track position, aided by a slow stop from Red Bull. "What […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Hulkenberg: Strategy wrecked podium chance

Nico Hulkenberg believes he had the chance to finish on the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix, only to see ill-timed strategy wreck his prospects. Hulkenberg started from fifth on the grid but was overhauled by team-mate Sergio Perez, who went on to claim third, as Hulkenberg slipped back to seventh. The German driver was able to jump ahead of compatriot Nico Rosberg on the run to the line but was not pleased at the way in which his race panned out. "It was ultimately […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Sainz laments slow Toro Rosso pit stops

Carlos Sainz Jr. believes Toro Rosso's slow pit stops during the Monaco Grand Prix compromised his chance of scoring a strong haul of points. Sainz's first stop took 27.7 seconds - from pit entry to exit - while his second lasted 28.1s, which compares unfavourably to the best of the race, achieved in a time of 24.6 seconds by Williams. Sainz Jr. finished the race in eighth place but believes a better result was within reach. "I’m not that happy finishing in P8 if I […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rosberg explains 'massively disappointing' race

Nico Rosberg described his Monaco Grand Prix as "massively disappointing" as his hopes of a fourth straight Monaco Grand Prix victory ended on a damp squib. Rosberg started from second place on the grid in wet conditions but was unable to keep pace with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, and was ordered by Mercedes to allow Lewis Hamilton through. Hamilton went on to win the race, while Rosberg was shuffled further down the order, the situation exacerbated by a slow stop. As rain fell on the […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Perez hails 'very special' Monaco podium

Sergio Perez described his Monaco Grand Prix podium as "very special" after he finished the race in third position for Force India. The Mexican driver started from seventh on the grid but worked his way through on strategy to emerge in third, running the dry stint of the race on Soft tyres. Perez was hassled by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel but preserved his rubber to ensure he was able to keep his rival at bay, and stand on a Formula 1 podium for the sixth time […]