Balaclava Image Deep Throttle Logo
Auto Racing History Image
HOME THOUGHTS ESSAYS RANKINGS HISTORY
About Us
Russell's Ramblings
Photos
F1 Schedule
Master Schedule
Debunking Myths
News Links
Shopping
Ed Donath Archive
Guestbook
In Association with Amazon.com

2010 Monaco Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: First Button and now Webber, two championship contenders you never would have picked at the start of 2009 and 2010, respectively. Many fantasy teams are going to be busted if this keeps up.

EVENT: Surprised to see so many empty seats at Monaco.

QUALIFYING: At Monaco, this is the race.

RACE: The front runners outsmarted Ferrari and Alonso by pitting early enough for their tire change before Alonso could close any gap after his first safety car stop.

TRACK: Every year, you look at this track and shake your head. And every year, you just love it.

START: A clean start! For a whole lap--nope, there's Hulkenberg doing the honors...

WEBBER: Absolutely buried his teammate. Absolutely buried him to the point where it was an old fashion smackdown.

VETTEL: What must Sebastian be thinking?

KUBICA: A great drive for a [apparently] future Ferrari driver...

MASSA: He beat his teammate only because of a practice crash keeping Alonso out of qualifying.

HAMILTON: Considering everything, probably not a bad result for Lewis.

ALONSO: A brilliant drive early on to work his way through the field.

ROSBERG: Had the car he wanted, but the Mercedes was not properly equipped for Monaco.

SCHUMACHER: Up to his old self...

MERCEDES: Yes, there are two rules that do appear to contradict each other. But the last lap with the safety car rule seems pretty plain to us and the one that supersedes the other.

TRULLI: Did Jarno force the issue? Maybe. But this is Monaco, and sometimes you have to do that. He was alongside Chandhok, so the real question is did Trulli slide out or did Chandhok squeeze him? Or, was there just not enough turning radius left for Trulli to even have a prayer?

CHANDHOK: One very, very lucky guy. Very lucky.

BARRICHELLO: We call BS to his excuse. Throwing that steering wheel into the path of other cars, especially coming from the guy who's spring nearly killed Massa, is pathetic.

BUTTON: What a way to lose the race and the championship lead. One would expect that sort of mechanical brain fart from a club race.

HULKENBERG: Pulled a Kobayashi.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Tight.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 78 -- For you numerologists out there. The Monaco Grand Prix ran for 78 laps, and when it was over, the top two, Webber and Vettel, are tied for the championship lead with 78 points.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Webber's victory has now allowed Australia to tie their neighbors, New Zealand, in Monaco Grand Prix wins. Webber and Jack Brabham (1959) won for the Aussies while Denny Hulme (1967) and Bruce McLaren (1962) stepped into the Royal Box for the Kiwis.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Mark Webber in his elation, "For sure the greatest day of my life today."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Webber on the incident that nearly cost him the race, "I saw Jarno [Trulli] going for a lunge down the inside of Rascasse and I thought 'what the hell is going to happen here.'"

SCHEDULE: A well needed break after the jam packed Spain-Monaco ordeal, and then off to the Nobody Gives A Damn Grand Prix, a.k.a., the Turkish GP.

Copyright 2010 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Webber 78
2. Vettel 78
3. Kubica 78
4. Massa 78
5. Hamilton 78
6. Alonso 78
7. Rosberg 78
8. Sutil 78
9. Liuzzi 78
10. Buemi 78
11. Alguersuari 78
12. Schumacher 78
13. Petrov(R) 73
14. Chandhok(R) 70
15. Trulli 70
R Kovalainen 58
R Senna(R) 58
R Barrichello 30
R Kobayashi 26
R di Grassi(R) 25
R Glock 22
R de la Rosa 21
R Button 2
R Hulkenberg(R) 0

Time of Race
1:50:13.355

Margin of Victory
0.448 sec.

Safety Car
4 for 16 laps

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Mark Webber

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Mark Webber

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Webber 78
  Vettel 78
3. Alonso 75
4. Button 70
5. Massa 61
6. Hamilton 59
  Kubica 59
8. Rosberg 56
9. Schumacher 22
10. Sutil 20
11. Liuzzi 10
12. Barrichello 7
13. Petrov(R) 6
14. Alguersuari 3
15. Hulkenberg(R) 1
  Buemi 1

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 156
2. Ferrari 136
3. McLaren 129
4. Mercedes 78
5. Renault 65
6. Force India 30
7. Williams 8
8. Toro Rosso 4
 
 

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


Archived CART/Champ Car Thoughts
Site Index | Search | Contacts | Ad Rates |


Copyright © 1999-2017 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.
The names, logos, and taglines identifying Deep Throttle are proprietary marks of Deep Throttle. All other trademarks and service marks are property of their respective owners. Deep Throttle is an independent electronic publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by any series, team, driver, or sponsor. Privacy Policy.