"Woohoo, yes!!" screamed
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG Petronas as he won the 78 lap Formula 1 Grand Prix
de Monaco 2015 held on May 24th 2015. He's only the fourth man in
history to win three straight races in the Principality of Monaco. Second to
come was Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, followed by Lewis Hamilton of
Mercedes, who had taken a pole position during the qualifying. Hamilton
conceded to 3rd position for Mercedes after leading the entire race.
After the first 2-3 laps of
the race at the Principality where not much happened, the tables turned surprisingly
when an eager Max Verstappen of Scuderia Toro Rosso fighting with Romain
Grosjean of Lotus F1 Team for 10thplace, overzealously out manoeuvred himself
only to clip the Frenchman’s rear ending up at full speed into the barrier with
his car. Thankfully the Dutchman walked away unharmed.
For Hamilton it was a not so
lucky day. Hamilton was leading the race ahead of his team mate Rosberg. When
the safety car was brought out to clear the Torro Rosso, Mercedes pitted
Hamilton and the Brit ended up in 3rd place controversially behind Vettel’s
Ferrari. The reasons behind the decision remain a mystery for now, but Rosberg
probably wouldn’t mind not knowing as he completed the final 10 laps to win the
Monaco Grand Prix.
In the final stages, boiling
Hamilton was charging on Vettel but as the German gained temperatures in his
tyres and brakes while trying to defend his position, Hamilton gave up only to
be forced onto the defensive as the Aussie Daniel Ricciardo of Infinit Red Bull
Racing had made it all the way from 6th to 4th overtaking Kimi Raikkonen of
Scuderia Ferrari who called him “Not very nice” when they both touched wheels.
With fresher tyres, Ricciardo moved up to 4th when his team mate Daniil Kvyat
moved out of his way with much older rubber attached to his wheels. Riccardo
gave a massive fight to Hamilton, but couldn’t manage to overtake and settled
Last year, Jules Bianchi was the hero of the day at the Monaco GP when
the Frenchman scored his first ever point of his career for Marussia. Those
points were key to the team’s survival for 2015. Now the Frenchman is still
fighting for his life in a hospital in France after a horrible crash left him in
a coma. It has been reported that currently his situation is still the same as
it was a few months back and no sign of improvement has been seen. The Bianchi
Family even stated that they are even considering his death in the form of euthanasia.
All we want to say is ForzaJules! Keep Fighting.
The next round of the season race will be held
in Canada from June 5 to 7, 2015.
Mercedes AMG Petronas
Redbull Racing Renault
Sahara Force India
Carlos Sainz Jr
Scuderia Torro Rosso
Lotus F1 Team
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