HossC Posted May 30, 2022 Report Share Posted May 30, 2022 On 5/22/2022 at 8:42 PM, HossC said: It's off to Monte Carlo next week for the Monaco Grand Prix. It was a slightly different race in Monaco yesterday. Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc had put his Ferrari on pole, and was about to do an even quicker lap when Red Bull's Sergio Perez had a minor crash which resulted in the final qualifying session being red-flagged. Behind him on the grid were his team mate, Carlos Sainz Jr. and the two Red Bulls. Rain had been predicted, and minutes before the race started, the rain came down heavily. The race was initially delayed for about 10-15 minutes, and then started behind the safety car. They only completed a lap before the red flag came out. It wasn't until about 45 minutes later that the race proper finally got under way, and even then, two cars had minor incidents behind the safety car. Because of the wet start, all cars had to start on full wet tires, which meant it was up to the drivers and teams to decide when to gamble on intermediate or even slick tires as the track dried. Due to bad strategy by his team, Leclerc went from first to fourth in the pit stops after leading in the early stages, and Sergio Perez got his third F1 victory. Carlos Sainz Jr. was second, and Max Verstappen extended his championship lead in third. Mercedes' George Russell was best of the rest in fifth. Mick Schumacher (son of Michael) had a bad crash on lap 27 where his car split in two, but he walked away unhurt. You can see the highlights here. RogerDuke 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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