The rain swept, incident
filled Formula1 race in the beautiful and luxurious principality of Moanco saw
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes win and a magnificent podium finish for Sergio Perez
of Force India who came in third. Despite a brilliant attempt by Daniel
Ricciardo of Red Bull racing who was at the pole in qualifying could only come
It was a lucky day for Force
India as its other driver Nico Hulkenberg came in sixth and in the vital points
grade. Sebastian Vettel driving for
Ferrari comes in fourth. Fifth to reach was Fernando Alonso of McLaren. Nico
Rosberg had to be content with the seventh position. The rest of the first ten positions were made
up by Carols Sainz of Toro Ross who came in 8th, Jenson Button of
McLaren who came in 9th and Felipe Massa of Williams who came in
It was a wet – dry- wet day
for the racers as several incidents marred the race one way or the other. The Monaco
F1 Grand Prix got off to a bad weather start
in Monte Carlo. Everybody started on wet tyres. It was here the Ricciardo had sealed his
first F1 pole position for Red Bull Racing. The winner of the previous F1 race
was Max Verstappen, his teammate but in the qualifying he had crashed heavily
into the swimming pool after clipping the barrier at Turn 15. Since the car was
damaged so badly, the team was forced to make up a new car from him- a move
which required him to start the race from the pit lane. Also starting the race
from the pits was Felipe Nasr whose Ferrari engine malfunctioned in qualifying.
As for the incidents, there
Red Bull Racing
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