It's aways a gamble at Monte Carlo

It's aways a gamble at Monte Carlo

Postby meteorite » Sun May 27, 2018 12:21 am

Even in the earliest days of the naco Grand Priix driers, entrants, sanctioning bodies and generally everyone concerned have derided the track, It.s too short for Fi racing, they sat, too tight with its narrow pavement between the stone-girt walls; accidents can be hard and time consuming to clear, and generally it' considered safe enough for some classes of Karts at best. Experts say that if the tracxk were subitted for approval today the FIA would laugh it out of the room. So why is it still run?

There's tradition - the glamorous historyof well over half a century''s events. There's the lore5. from Ascaris spn into the ocean too Senna's qualification and raxe runs in the rain, enuoTheregh to mae a person believe in witchcraft. There's the city itself,warming itself in the soft skies of early summer. There are the ghosts, like the gorgeous Pricess Grace, victim of a car crash on one f the mountainous roads, fhe high-rise cndos butted onto towering cliffs. And the harbour, jammed to capacity with the worlds wealth of ocean-goib yachts, in numbers and tonnage greater thansome Adriatic navies. Glamour drips; spectacle reins.

This year the Red Bul cars have it over the rest like a tent, but an ill-timed crash disabled Verstappen's car and he starts from the back for missing qualifying, Buy no car has shown the measure of the Red Bulls, so the only inteerest may le in seeing how far forward the Dutchman can progress on a circuit when passing is almost impossible. But expect lots of fun and spectacle.

Here is the grid:

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2018 - QUALIFYING

Pos No Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:12.013 1:11.278 1:10.810 17
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.415 1:11.518 1:11.039 21
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.460 1:11.584 1:11.232 22
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:12.639 1:11.391 1:11.266 22
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.434 1:12.002 1:11.441 25
6 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:13.028 1:12.188 1:12.061 27
7 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 1:12.657 1:12.269 1:12.110 26
8 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:12.950 1:12.286 1:12.130 28
9 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:12.848 1:12.194 1:12.154 23
10 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:12.941 1:12.313 1:12.221 29
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.065 1:12.411 22
12 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 1:12.463 1:12.440 19
13 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 1:12.706 1:12.521 19
14 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 1:12.829 1:12.714 20
15 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:12.930 1:12.728 21
16 28 Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.179 12
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:13.265 11
18 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:13.323 10
19 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:13.393 12

Q1 107% time - 1:17.053

Note - Grosjean penalised three grid places for his involvement in an incident at the previous round. Verstappen penalised five places for an unscheduled gearbox change. Verstappen failed to set a time within the Q1 107% requirement so races at the stewards’ discretion.
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Re: It's aways a gamble at Monte Carlo

Postby meteorite » Mon May 28, 2018 12:10 am

The race wasn't as dreary as feared, as subtle interplays did lead to some fairly entertaining action, But Daniel Ricciardo did lose his speed advantage half-way through when two of his eight gears went on strike, leading to some frantic rowing and furrowed brows in the pits, while Ricciardo explored what still worked and how to take advantage of it, Hamiton with no realistic hope of challenging subsided after a few brief runs shoowed it wasnt going to happen, The same applied to Raijjonen's Ferrari and Bottas tailing him in the other Mercedes in fifth.

Thus the raced came home in largely predictable fasion, finishing order being:


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2018 - RACE RESULT

24 27 May 2018 Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo

Race
Race result

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Pts
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 78 1:42:54.807 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 78 +7.336s 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 +17.013s 15
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 78 +18.127s 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 78 +18.822s 10
6 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 78 +23.667s 8
7 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 78 +24.331s 6
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 78 +24.839s 4
9 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 78 +25.317s 2
10 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 78 +69.013s 1
11 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 78 +69.864s 0
12 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 78 +70.461s 0
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 78 +74.823s 0
14 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 77 +1 lap 0
15 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 77 +1 lap 0
16 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 77 +1 lap 0
17 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 76 +2 laps 0
18 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 70 DNF 0
19 28 Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 70 DNF 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 52 DNF 0

Note - Hartley received a 5-second time penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
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