F1 – Monaco GP – Race
The race that everyone want to see this season is now over, and while the teams are heading to the next round of the championship at Canada, the eyes of the motorsport changes from Monaco to Indianapolis. Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco GP on a race that Lewis Hamilton could only reach the 7th position after a bad qualifying yesterday.
Kimi Raikkonen started on pole at Monaco, something that brings you the 70-80% of the race, but everything can happen in Monaco. The race was quite during the first half, and it wasn’t until the pitstop, that we saw some changes, when the group of Kimi, Vettel, Bottas, Verstappen and Ricciardo made their pitstop. The first driver to open the window was Verstappen, after that, Bottas made his pitstop to avoid the undercut, and in the next lap it was the leader of the race, Raikkonen. After that, Ricciardo and Vettel who were still on track, pushed as hard as possible, overtaking Sebastian Vettel his teammate, and Ricciardo overtaking both Verstappen and Bottas, reaching the podium. The number 33 was really angry after watching this situation.
After that nothing happened until we received a safety car caused by Pascal Wehrelin and Jenson Button. The british driver, who was replacing Fernando Alonso (who will race the Indy500 today) tried to overtake the Sauber driver (who also received a 5 second time penalty for unsafe release), but both drivers made contact and the number 94 flipped his car and crashed into the barriers of the track, but he could leave the track by his own feet.
With the safety car on track, the lapped cars could overtake the drivers, but Ericsson didn’t made a good job, because after overtaking those cars, he crashed his Sauber into the barriers of St Devote, and the other McLaren on track, Vandoorne, who was running on points, also crashed on the same point when Perez overtook him, so, 0 points for McLaren and Sauber this weekend.
During the last laps the only battle that we saw was Pérez overtaking Kvyat and touching him, making the Toro Rosso driver to retire from the race.
Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco GP and he has more distance with Lewis Hamilton at the championship. Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo finished on podium and the top 10 was completed with Bottas, Verstappen, Sainz, Hamilton, Grosjean, Massa and Magnussen.
The next round of the championship will be in two weeks in Canada, on the worst weekend for me with F1, MotoGP and double Formula E race that weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.