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The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Wed May 24, 2017 5:08 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 6th round of the 2017 season taking place in Monaco between the 25th and 28th of May.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Monaco click here, to register in the competition click here.

Picks for Monaco close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Thursday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Wed May 24, 2017 6:04 pm

This weekend sees the running of the 75th Monaco Grand Prix.

With the new cars with a wider track, I am in a bit of a conundrum. Just how many drivers will be caught out and clip a barrier?

Anyway, for the race, here are my choices and why.

1st: Sebastian Vettel. A lot will depend on the weather but this is one track where strategy and a little pace can get you to the front.
2nd: Lewis Hamilton. No show without Punch they say. Will be almost on the money but not quite.
3rd: Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bull goes well around here. It is a little down on power but that shouldn't affect it too much.
4th: Max Verstappen. Read above. Maybe still a little raw for this demanding circuit.
5th: Valtteri Bottas. I am liking him in the Mercedes, just not here.
6th: Kimi Raikkonen. Good on his day, just not this day.
7th: Sergio Perez. The Force India is a revelation at this stage of the season.
8th: Carlos Sainz Jr. I do like this kid. He just does the business in the car that isn't quite up to the level of the preceding selections.
9th: Filipe Massa: Has good days and bad days. This one may be somewhere in the middle.
10th: Esteban Ocon: The run of point scoring finishes will continue.

Pole: Sebastian Vettel

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat May 27, 2017 10:01 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:13.425	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	01:13.621	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	01:13.771	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
4	01:13.791	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
5	01:13.854	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
6	01:14.111	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
7	01:14.164	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
8	01:14.201	Sergio Perez	  Force India
9	01:14.333	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
10	01:14.425	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
11	01:14.617	Felipe Massa	  Williams
12	01:14.813	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
13	01:14.870	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	01:14.954	Jenson Button	  McLaren
15	01:15.321	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
16	01:15.595	Lance Stroll	  Williams
17	01:15.949	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
18	01:16.258	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
19	No Time		Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
20	No Time		Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
In this session, drivers got down to business testing themselves and their cars on this challenging circuit.

Jenson Button showed that he had lost none of his touch keeping his McLaren's times close to his team mate.

A few were testing the extents of the track with some light rubbing on the armco.

Aside from Max damaging his undertray, the session yielded little damage to the field.

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat May 27, 2017 10:12 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:12.720	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	01:13.207	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
3	01:13.283	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
4	01:13.331	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
5	01:13.400	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
6	01:13.486	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
7	01:13.799	Sergio Perez	  Force India
8	01:13.873	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
9	01:13.890	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
10	01:13.902	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
11	01:13.946	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
12	01:13.981	Jenson Button	  McLaren
13	01:14.003	Felipe Massa	  Williams
14	01:14.022	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
15	01:14.093	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
16	01:14.474	Lance Stroll	  Williams
17	01:14.870	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
18	01:15.616	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
19	01:15.691	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
20	01:15.695	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
Again most drivers behaved themselves.

Palmer's Renault had an engine problem.

Lance Stroll's Williams hit the barrier at Massenet bringing his practice session to an end.

Probably the most surprising thing is that both McLarens have now completed 2 practice sessions.

The pace of both drivers in the Toro Rosso's is also impressive.

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon May 29, 2017 8:04 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver	  	Team
1	01:12.395	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	01:12.740	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	01:12.830	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	01:12.940	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	01:13.230	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	01:13.392	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
7	01:13.400	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
8	01:13.563	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
9	01:13.596	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
10	01:13.805	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
11	01:13.936	Sergio Perez	  Force India
12	01:13.976	Jenson Button	  McLaren
13	01:14.072	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
14	01:14.072	Felipe Massa	  Williams
15	01:14.283	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
16	01:14.547	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
17	01:14.675	Lance Stroll	  Williams
18	01:15.164	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
19	01:15.291	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
20	01:15.863	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
Well, the good work from McLaren has again been brought undone.
Button incurs a 15 grid place penalty for multiple power unit component replacements.

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon May 29, 2017 8:18 pm

Qualifying Results

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Pos	Qualifying	Driver		  Team
1	01:12.178	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
2	01:12.221	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	01:12.223	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	01:12.496	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	01:12.998	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
6	01:13.162	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
7	01:13.329	Sergio Perez	  Force India
8	01:13.349	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
9	01:13.613	Jenson Button	  McLaren
10	No Time		Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
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11	01:13.516	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
12	01:13.628	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
13	01:13.959	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	01:14.106	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
15	01:20.529	Felipe Massa	  Williams
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16	01:14.101	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
17	01:14.696	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
18	01:14.893	Lance Stroll	  Williams
19	01:15.159	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber 
20	01:15.276	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
Overall, it was a good day for McLaren getting both of their cars into Q3 for the first time for this generation of cars.
Vandoorne then sticks his McLaren into the barrier coming out of the swimming pool complex to close Q2.

Jenson Button will start rear of field due to his 15 grid place penalty.
Stoffel Vandoorne will start from P13 with his carry over 3 place grid penalty from Spain.

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon May 29, 2017 8:26 pm

Race Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
4	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
5	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
6	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
7	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
8	Romain Grosjean	  Haas Ferrari
9	Felipe Massa	  Williams
10	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
11	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
12	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
13	Sergio Perez	  Force India
14	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
15	Lance Stroll	  Williams
NC	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
NC	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
NC	Jenson Button	  McLaren
NC	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
NC	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault

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Re: The 2017 Monaco GP Thread

Post by Thaddeus » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Bit hard to give a driver of the day. Worst driver would be Button, for that stupid and unnecessary 'pass' attempt which brought out the safety car. Vettel and Ricciardo both drove well but were assisted by Raikkonen, Bottas and Verstappen being compromised by traffic.

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