Said and done, Daniel Ricciardo gets his first pole in his career in F1 and has done so in a circuit that is very special as it’s Monaco GP. In the previous race the glory was Max Verstappen, who had landed on Red Bull and in his first race with the big team manages to win a GP, becoming the youngest pilot to do so, a milestone that previously had managed to Vettel by taking away that title to Fernando Alonso.
Spectacular Monaco GP, the most interesting of recent years. Especially because the all-powerful Mercedes has shown to be weak, and I mean not only the performance in comparison with the amazing Red Bull Ricciardo, who recalls that implements the improved Renault engine that here you can give him a plus, but in other circuits, will be a great step about 4 tenths. The Mercedes in addition have shown some problems such as the one that has been Hamilton who has lost power and has been stopped.
The mechanics have been able to get him and get to fix it so you can go out to save the furniture, but neither his teammate Nico Rosberg has had it easy. What is certain is that both mercedes have been 2nd and 3rd, but the pole today it has taken another. In terms of the Ferrari, in this circuit have uncovered its shortcomings, the italians wanted to win in the GP of Spain and I had very clear, but not only did not win but here, where they said that had nothing to do with the outcome of the 3rd sector in Montmeló with the result that they would have in Monaco and it seems that they have it wrong again.
We have seen some problems in the qualifying session, as the breakage of Felipe Nasr, whose Sauber has left oil on the track, something troubling in this circuit taking into account their characteristics. The the other is harmed has been Max Verstappen, which has impacted with his Red Bull against the guardarrail and has broken down the address, empotrándose against the wall at the next corner and staying out of the Q3, making the second red flag after the Nasr. A preview already gave it in the free, which also touched the barriers…I hope that it has not been a Network error Bull you upload it so fast. Kimi Räikkönen also be penalized for changing the gearbox, so that is another of the victims of today…
Results of the free 3
Session free 3 with traffic as is normal in this circuit as short and where it is so important to be on the track and get some confidence, with some other substitute, as is also usual. But little that is noteworthy.
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’14″807|
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’15″081|
|6||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’15″259|
|7||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’15″324|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’15″368|
|10||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’15″666|
Results of the classification
Plethoric Fernando Alonso, that has gotten for the second consecutive time this year the car into Q3, a car that in spite of the expectations was not to get into Q3. But the Spanish rider has made a great return getting get quite a bit more performance that his team-mate, and this time, yes, in equality of conditions, since now if both cars have the innovations implemented in the drive of the Button in the GP of Spain such as corresponded to it (the Woking opt for alternate the improvements between the two pilots take turns when there are no parts for both). Sainz also very good, ahead of his teammate and in the top 5.
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’13″622|
|5||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’14″726|
|6||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’14″749|
|7||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’14″902|
|8||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’15″273|
|21||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’22″467|
|22||Felipe Nasr||Sauber||No time|
*Kimi Räikkönen penalty of 5 positions for gearbox change.
Expansion [special controversies, rumors and more]
Usually just put the results of classification and free on Saturdays, but the news and rumors of the last minute deserve a special section. On one side we have the measure that you are taking the FIA to improve safety in the next year, opting for the halo Ferrari and ignoring the more aesthetic and effective invention of Red Bull. Since the body does not stop chaining idiocy after idiocy, in the end, in my opinion a mistake, since the invention of Red Bull it seems to me quite the best in all senses: it does not affect both the visibility by not having a central pillar, aesthetically is more beautiful, to be a surface, and not just a bar, protects small parts that could impact the pilot’s head, etc
They shall see, after the standard absurd of the tear-offs now this… But this is not the most shocking or important. The other thing to note is the anniversary of McLaren. 50 years meets this legendary brand, celebrating in the GP of Monaco his award-winning history in F1. There will be events for the team and have published an interesting video thanks to virtual reality, which also pays tribute to the Magic Ayrton Senna.
Click here to watch the video
And to finish a bomb, although it is a rumor. But there is talk that Williams might dispense Vlatteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. And the names being considered are the of Daniil Kvyat (who has been very critical and achy lately with Red Bull, claiming that it was never supported) and Jenson Button (his hole at McLaren would be to Stoffel Vandoorne). Therefore this triggers a move of pilots, opening up the market.
But as it is still a rumor, don’t give it much credibility until it is confirmed. They also spoke about Fernando Alonso in Mercedes, for the non-renewal of Rosberg, although I see this even more difficult. What is certain is that Nico Rosberg wants to charge the same as Alonso or Vetttel if he wins the championship this year and that requires to Mercedes, in addition to wanting a multi-year contract for 3 seasons, something that Mercedes does not want to, it offers only 1 season plus another optional… Kimi Räikkönen could also say good-bye the following year and there has been talk of Carlos Sainz and Veltteri Bottas and even Ricciardo. But, as I say, all these are rumors, maybe tomorrow they say another thing…
Morning expected to have an interesting race in the Monaco GP that you can not lose. Not only for what happened today, and the equality that there has been, but for the circuit where we are that anything can happen and any errors is very expensive, but if you also makes an appearance as a guest which might be expected, rain, everything becomes even more epic.