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MONACO GP – RACE RESULTS

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Sebastian Vettel finished the Monaco Grand Prix in second place. The German spent all 78 laps in the slipstream of Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes, managing to get ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who led for the first 65 laps, until he made a second pit stop. Vettel crossed the line 4 seconds behind the winner, having run the race at a very competitive pace. Raikkonen also fought hard all race long, showing a strong pace. This is Vettel’s fifth consecutive podium from six starts in “red.” [ferrari.com]

Final Results:

Pos Driver Car Laps Gap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 78 1h49m18.420s
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 78 -8’01.379
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 -7’59.812
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 78 -7’53.900
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 78 -7’52.257
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 78 -7’51.519
7 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 78 -7’50.852
8 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 78 -7’49.802
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 78 -7’42.245
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 78 -7’40.809
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 78 -7’39.633
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 78 -7’37.450
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 78 -7’34.706
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 78 -7’20.076
15 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 77 1 Lap
16 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 76 2 Laps
17 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 76 2 Laps
Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 62 Collision
Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 41 Gearbox
Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 5 Brakes

STANDINGS

Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 126
2 Nico Rosberg 116
3 Sebastian Vettel 98
4 Kimi Raikkonen 60
5 Valtteri Bottas 42
6 Felipe Massa 39
7 Daniel Ricciardo 35
8 Daniil Kvyat 17
9 Felipe Nasr 16
10 Romain Grosjean 16
11 Sergio Perez 11
12 Carlos Sainz 9
13 Nico Hulkenberg 6
14 Max Verstappen 6
15 Marcus Ericsson 5
16 Jenson Button 4
17 Fernando Alonso 0
18 Roberto Merhi 0
19 Will Stevens 0
20 Pastor Maldonado 0

QUOTES

Listen to the above team radio here.

Watch the above incident here. Listen to the team radio here.

From autosport.comKimi: “It’s not very clear what you’re allowed to do and what you’re not allowed to do because someone can get a penalty for something and another cannot. It usually is a penalty for these kind of things and this time not. There’s no certain way of what is allowed and what is not so in my view it was pretty obvious but the stewards think differently.”

From ferrari.comKimi: “We knew that after starting from sixth position it would have been a difficult race. I was all the time behind slower cars and there was no way to overtake them even if I had a much better pace. At the the pit stop we managed to pass one Red Bull, we gained one place but we lost it for a stupid reason. I was following my normal line when Ricciardo hit my rear tire and pushed me wide, regaining the position. It’s not very clear what you are allowed to do, it’s really odd but there’s nothing we can do. For the next races we have to make a better job overall to make sure we get tires working and things sorted out without mistakes on Saturday in qualifying. This will make our life a lot easier on Sunday. Now we go to Canada a bit happier overall but it’s too early to make predictions, we have similar tires but the layout of the track is completely different, so let’s wait and see.” 

From espn.co.ukKimi: “Obviously we have to go away and think as something wasn’t right in qualifying yesterday. Get the car working as best as we can and gain some places. Hopefully for the rest of the year we can do that and make the race a whole lot easier. On Sundays we seem to have the speed but starting in bad positions doesn’t help.”

From f1i.comKimi: “Its never going to make the race exciting when you qualify a bit out of place. You normally end up following cars and get stuck in position so it was a frustrating race.”


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2 responses

  1. acky

    i don’t understand why Kimi is crying about the Riccardo action?
    I mean he let hem the opportunity and the space to pass, and he pass … that’s all.
    one more poor race and bad week end overall.
    I like Kimi a loud and I hoop he will be there 2016, but have to say that will be difficult for Ferrari to sign hem for next year. Vettel is clearly no 1 in the team even if everybody keeps saying that booth drivers are equal. We are in the early season but I think that the team made that choice,6 races are done and Kimi was not able to advance his team mate for once !!! Hoop that I am wrong but if Kimi continues to do poor quails and keep crying about blue flags and actions like Riccardos in Monaco (shows his frustration) than is there not much to expect from Ferrari for 2016.

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    May 25, 2015 at 6:21 am

    • Mitch Taylor

      Give me a break! The stewards should have called foul on Riccardos. Bad call and bad result.

      Liked by 1 person

      May 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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