Lewis Hamilton was the victory of the Monaco GP very moved, with alternatives and show. The british imposed a Daniel Ricciardo that what he had in hand, but lost his options because of a mess of boxes. The third on the podium was Sergio Perez, which gave another lesson of management of tyres in variable conditions. This second victory in Monaco, 44 under his belt, serves to Hamilton to get close to the World and to regain the second position of the general, that the Nico Rosberg was seventh at the end.
Fernando Alonso was one of the men of the race. The control of the tire changes, the successful strategy and a high pace in spite of the difficulties on the track allowed him to match his best result of 2015, a fifth place that knows him to glory. Carlos Sainz was eighth.
Output after the safety car
The race began in a very highly diluted, behind the ‘safety car’, despite the extreme wet tyres that wore all the cars. This made up around 7 would not have changes in the classification, until Jolyon Palmer crashed, losing control of his Renault.
The race in wet conditions it made it all very volatile, especially above. Daniel Ricciardo escaped through the front of the Mercedes, with a Max Verstappen power on by behind attempting a comeback. Rosberg soon said goodbye to the victory. The German suffered a problem of temperature in the brakes, which forced him to be overtake by Hamilton, and since then disappeared from the race.
dry the track
According advanced the race and the sun came out, began the movement of tires. First, with intermediate, riders began to improve their lap, while ahead, nobody dared to move. Hamilton, with rain tires, it came to coincide in the track with people with dry tires, both superblandos, as soft and ultrablandos.
This disparity strategic led to many changes. For example, Fernando Alonso (with superblandos) came to the end of the race in a great fifth position, while from behind had to Nico Rosberg with ultrablandos and ahead to Sebastian Vettel with soft. Another of the big winners was Sergio Perez, in another lesson of strategy and management of the wear of the tires. Without making any noise, she stood third, comfortable, and without pressure.
The fight for victory was not resolved by a direct hit, on the piste or strategy, but by a mess of Red Bull: Ricciardo entered the pits to remove the intermediate tyres and put superblandos, but the mechanics were not ready. The ridiculous made that Ricciardo lost a lot of time, the need for Hamilton to win the position. Had on the track, with the jump of the british on the chicane included which was investigated but not sanctioned.
was Not the only fault: at Toro Rosso were not successful with Carlos Sainz, which in normal conditions would have been able to get closer to the ‘top 5’ and had to settle for eighth.
Monaco in the wet is always a guarantee of performance… and crash. Palmer was the first to leave, but also did other: Kimi Räikkönen, that was a half turn with the spoiler under the car, Daniil Kvyat, who keeps his nightmare, Kevin Magnussen, who completed the black day for Renault, Max Verstappen, who went back to crashing almost equal to that of the sabbath, or the Sauber.
In this latter case was quite absurd: Felipe Nasr he was ordered to let pass by Marcus Ericsson, is not understood (or not wanted to understand) and ended up crashing into the Rascasse.
times Table Race Grand Prix Mónaco
|2||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Network Bull||+7.252||78|
|3||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||+13.825||78|
|6||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||+92.999||78|
|8||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||+1L||77|
|12||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||+1L||77|
|13||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||+2L||76|
|14||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||+2L||76|
|15||Rio Haryanto||88||Manor F1||+4L||74|
|Ret||Max Verstappen||33||Network Bull||0|
|Ret||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||0|