GP Monaco: The x-ray: as well faced the riders the race in Monaco


The circuit de Monaco was faithful to its tradition and, despite the better grip the new tarmac provided to the pilots and the debut of new composite ultra-soft, offered several accidents due to its complexity. Daniel Ricciardo was found more comfortable than anyone else, marking the best record of the day with a margin of six-tenths on the first of the Mercedes. Others such as Toro Rosso and Force India also enjoyed a promising day, unlike Ferrari, McLaren and Williams.

The sabbath we live a foretaste of what was later to see in the standings with a third free practice session very interesting and disputed. But the best came later, with accidents outstanding as of Max Verstappen, breakdowns, bad as the Lewis Hamilton and stellar performances as the poleman Daniel Ricciardo. A fantastic show with the Monaco returned us to demonstrate why part of the triple crown of motorsport.

below, we review a pilot to pilot the highlight of your weekend.


Lewis Hamilton

Thursday: Discontent with the composite ultra-soft, which is still much too hard for this circuit.

Saturday: the Problems of pressure of fuel forced him to stop at the end of the pit-lane, having to go back to the box. Then he went on, but was only able to make an attempt to fast lap.

Nico Rosberg

Thursday: Puncture in the first session after stepping on the remains of other cars. Satisfied with the behaviour of the car on long runs.

Also had problems with the pressure of combustible at the start of Q3, taking a long time to get out to the track. Worried about the bet Ricciardo started the race with super-soft, but trust to overtake him on the exit.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
HAM 1:15.537 (1) 1:15.213 (2) 31+35 1:14.668 (2nd) 23 1:14.826 (2nd) 1:14.056 (2nd) 1:13.942 (3rd)
ROS 1:15.638 (2nd) 1:15.506 (3rd) 39+47 1:14.772 (3rd) 28 1:14.873 (3rd) 1:14.043 (1) 1:13.791 (2nd)


Sebastian Vettel

Thursday: Broke the rear wing at the touch of the barrier at Mirabeau and a rim at the impact of new at Sainte Devote. There is still much room for improvement in the car.

The car improved in the third session, but in classification was unable to find grip, as happened in Montmeló.

Kimi Räikkönen

Thursday: Best pace in the second session than in the first. Predicts that the ultra-soft, it will be the best compound to face the weekend.

The car improved in the third practice session and in qualifying even more. In spite of this, still struggling to find the right way to maximize the tires, especially in the rear axle. Leaves five places further back by penalty.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
VET 1:15.956 (3) 1:16.269 (9th) 26+39 1:14.650 (1) 24 1:14.610 (1) 1:14.318 (3rd) 1:14.552 (4th)
RAI 1:16.912 (9th) 1:16.040 (7th) 24+37 1:15.555 (9th) 22 1:15.499 (10th) 1:14.789 (5th) 1:14.732 (6th)


Valtteri Bottas

Thursday: Though he believes that the set-up initial one is better than the other years, the car has been very nervous and with excessive oversteer. Was close to accidentarse in the tunnel.

Satisfied for having made progress with regard to Thursday, but acknowledges that it will be difficult to get points in the race.

Felipe Massa

Thursday: Accident at Sainte Devote and lost a large part of the first session. Lacked grip and traction.

With times so tight among several computers, it was difficult to access in Q3.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
BOT 1:17.562 (11th) 1:16.849 (14) 44+46 1:16.347 (14) 21 1:15.521 (12th) 1:15.273 (11th)
MORE 1:18.746 (19th) 1:17.286 (16th) 10+ 1:16,068 reported (11th) 28 1:15.710 (15th) 1:15.385 (14)

Red Bull


Daniel Ricciardo

Thursday: Account with the latest evolution of the Renault engine. Especially happy with the third sector and regrets that it has facilitated the entry to the chicane of the swimming pool.

Very happy for having done a perfect lap in Q3. In the previous session, opted for make your time with super-soft, so it will start the race against the tide.

Max Verstappen

Thursday: We found traffic in their short runs, you need to reach something more balance and confidence with the car.

Noticed a big improvement in the car, but turned too soon at the exit of the chicane of the swimming pool and hit the barrier, breaking the suspension and being out of the game. Will start from the pit lane after being forced to use a new chassis.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
RIC 1:16.308 (4) 1:14.607 (1) 29+39 1:14.807 (4th) 21 1:14.912 (4) 1:14.357 (4th) 1:13.622 (1)
SEE 1:16.371 (5) 1:15.571 (4th) 30+41 1:15.081 (5th) 16 1:22.467 (21st)

Force India

Sergio Perez

Thursday: comprehensive Evaluation of the three compounds Pirelli, without any incident.

He had to build temperature in the tires
and that cost him more than his partner to extract the potential of the car.

Nico Hülkenberg

Thursday: The new asphalt has good grip and provides confidence. Had more problems to improve the car in the second session.

Very comfortable from the Thursday, got to do laps clean in the three sessions. The improvements introduced in Montmeló they work especially well in slow corners and I knew I would be ok, but I didn’t expect to be so high.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
PER 1:16.697 (8th) 1:16.120 (8) 28+47 1:15.368 (8th) 21 1:15.328 (5th) 1:14.937 (8th) 1:14.902 (8th)
HUL 1:16.560 (7th) 1:16.487 (11th) 34+48 1:15.666 (10th) 20 1:15.333 (6th) 1:14.989 (9th) 1:14.726 (5th)


Kevin Magnussen

Thursday: Used the new version of the propeller. Hit the barriers at Anthony Noghes, damaging the front of the car.

Simply, the car was not giving much more.

Jolyon Palmer

Thursday: Lost control at Tabac and broke the right rear wheel and the front wing. Despite this, very pleased with what we learned in the face to the tune of the car.

Lost three-tenths with his teammate
, the more likely attributable to its pilot than to any other circumstance.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
MAG 1:18.274 (17th) 1:17.530 (17th) 34+29 1:16.412 (16th) 13 1:16.253 (16th) 1:16.058 (16th)
PAL 1:18.871 (20th) 1:17.761 (19th) 22+23 1:17.482 (20th) 17 1:16.586 (18th)

Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat

Thursday: Utillizó the ultra-soft for the first time and felt comfortable, the car behaved very well throughout the day.

Hit the piano exit of the chicane of the swimming pool, damaging the floor of the car on her last attempt in Q3. It was investigated by the stewards, that finally not passed.

Carlos Sainz

Thursday: The track is much faster than last year. Surprised by the high degradation of the compound ultra-soft, which will not be easy to control.

Very comfortable with the car,, which gives you enough confidence to attack the curves.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
KVY 1:16.426 (6th) 1:15.815 (5th) 37+52 1:15.259 (6th) 22 1:15.384 (7) 1:14.794 (6th) 1:15.723 (9th)
UPS 1:17.130 (10th) 1:15.981 (6) 39+53 1:15.324 (7th) 25 1:15.467 (9th) 1:14.805 (7th) 1:14.749 (7th)



Marcus Ericsson

Thursday: The changes of the second session did not work and had to go back to the set point.

Happy with the car, which improved compared to the free after several adjustments.

Felipe Nasr

Thursday: The compound ultra-soft, provides a lot more grip than the super-soft, but failed to manage it well in the second session.

Broke the engine in your lap launch Q1, not being able to mark any time.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
ERI 1:18.301 (18th) 1:17.562 (18th) 33+38 1:17.038 (19th) 32 1:16.299 (17th)
NAS 1:18.187 (16th) 1:17.999 (20th) 29+48 1:16.867 (18th) 23


Fernando Alonso

Thursday: I Expected more of the car in this circuit. he Suffered a lot of understeer throughout the day.

lacks confidence when attacking the curves. Expected to be near the head of this circuit.

Jenson Button

Thursday: like his partner, he suffered quite understeer. A manhole cover that jumped out to be trampled by Nico Rosberg hit his car, damaging the front spoiler, the suspension, the duct of the brake and the floor of the car.

Lost balance in the car as the track gained grip. Trust that it will rain during the race to climb the table.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
ALO 1:17.838 (13th) 1:16.723 (12th) 27+42 1:16.257 (12th) 24 1:15.504 (11th) 1:15.107 (10th) 1:15.363 (10th)
BUT 1:17.920 (15th) 1:16.325 (10th) 26+45 1:16.928 (13th) 22 1:15.554 (13th) 1:15.352 (13th)


Pascal Wehrlein

Thursday: the emergence of The safety car virtual and the red flag prevented him from shooting much in the first session.

Lost the best time of two sets of new tires by the red flags.

Rio Haryanto

Thursday: Crashed into the barriers at Sainte Devote when braking too late.

Elated with his round, which grazed the limit several times and that was difficult because the tyres lost temperature.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
GWAAN 1:20.868 (22nd) 1:18.814 (22nd) 25+45 1:17.595 (21st) 31 1:17.452 (20th)
HAR 1:20.528 (21st) 1:18.647 (21st) 28+10 1:18.180 (22nd) 33 1:17.295 (19th)



Romain Grosjean

Thursday: Lost control of the car under braking for the chicane of the port in the first session, but the car did not suffer many damages. Despite this, he completed the work programme.

His two attempts at the fastest lap in Q2 were affected by the traffic and the need to find a clear track on the back of preparation.

Esteban Gutierrez

Thursday: very productive Day in which enjoyed. Had a small electrical problem in the first session, but regained the time lost in the second.

Very happy with haber improved at every turn and have been able to to extract the maximum performance out of the car in Q2.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Rows Q1 Q2 Q3
GRO 1:17.599 (12th) 1:16.874 (15th) 33+22 1:16.527 (17th) 26 1:15.465 (8th) 1:15.571 (15)
GUT 1:17.909 (14) 1:16.782 (13th) 25+39 1:16.406 (15th) 23 1:15.592 (14) 1:15.293 (12th)

The decisions of the commissioners

  • Nico Rosberg is sanctioned with a 700€ for exceeding the speed limit in the pit-lane 6.9 km/h.
  • Kimi Räikkönen is punished with five places on the grid to replace the gearbox before the age of the cycle of six consecutive races.
  • Kevin Magnussen has not been sanctioned despite crossing the line on pit-lane with traffic lights in red. The commissioners decided they had no time to stop to change to red for half a second before.
  • Max Verstappen you can take part in the race despite failing to set a time within 107% of the pole.
  • Felipe Nasr you can take part in the race despite failing to set a time within 107% of the pole.
  • Daniil Kvyat is investigated by excess bending of the floor of his car. It accepts the explanation given by the team and is not sanctioned.

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