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2022 Monaco Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Consider this. Sergio Perez is only 15 points behind Max Verstappen. So, is Perez really the number two driver? Oh yeah, Mark Weber and Daniel Riccardo can answer that question...

EVENT: Was this really the last Monaco GP? Or, is this a massive corporate game of chicken?

TRACK: We will always love Monaco. But seriously look into the idea of a change or two which can introduce a decent passing zone.

QUALIFYING: Another last lap red flag, another Leclerc pole, but this time Charles isn't the one with the damaged car. Perez crashes on his super fast lap, ruining the chances for Sainz and Verstappen. Norris is brilliant, Russell overcomes bouncing, Tsunoda shines, Ricciardo disappoints, and Gasly is shaking his head.

RACE: We thought the rain would introduce some chaos into the preceedings. But, it didn't.

START: Boo. Rolling start. Boo.

PEREZ: He was the fastest Red Bull driver all weekend. Sergio may have "inherited" the race lead due to Ferrari's strategy cockup, but he thoroughly deserved the win.

VERSTAPPEN: It's a rare occasion Max plays second fiddle on his team.

RED BULL: Strategy masters again.

SAINZ: Lapped cars are always an issue at Monaco. That's just the way it is, Carlos.

LECLERC: He finally finishes a race at Monaco. But Charles is still angry. And rightfully so.

FERRARI: Returning to their pathetic strategy calls.

RUSSELL: Just put all your money down on George taking a top five spot next race. And the race after that. And the race after that one. And...

NORRIS: Still not 100% health wise. Still a great drive.

RICCIARDO: It's not even whispers anymore. The talk is right out in the open, loud and clear. Daniel's ride is in serious jeopardy.

ALPINE: Their strategy for Alonso made no sense at all because it totally hosed Ocon who was going to lose all his points with a five second penalty with no chance to open a five-second gap.

SCHUMACHER: For all the criticism of his former teammate, Mick sure does crash a lot. Significantly worse crashes. Unless you have the accompanying skill, verve, and wins like Gilles or Nuvolari, this is very, very bad. Very bad.

HAAS What a disastrous weekend in what is turning into a disappointing, lost season after such an amazing start.

STROLL/LATIFI: Is it any surprise the two pay drivers, sons of billionaires, were the only two who hit the wall on the wet formation laps?

FIA: Now Verstappen is beating the drum we've been pounding for years. That is drivers who cause a red flag during qualifying should lose their best time.

F2: Brazilian Felipe Drugovich extended his points lead thanks to a feature win from the pole while leading every lap (well, that's easy to do at Monaco). Norwegian Dennis Hager won his first F2 race in the sprint.

INDY 500: Would anyone have guessed when Marcus Ericsson languished for so long in F1 that one day he would win the Indy 500? But, he deserved it, taking an opportunity by it's neck and driving it home. Congratulations.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Contract.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 2 -- The number of red flags and the two-hour time limit being hit.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Sergio Perez is now the winningest Mexican F1 driver in history with three victories, surpassing the legendary Pedro Rodriguez who had two. Those two wins were in the 1967 South African GP in a Cooper-Maserati and 1970 Belgian GP in a BRM. He also won a non-championship F1 race -- there were a few of them every year back then. It was the 1971 Spring Trophy at Oulton Park in a BRM. He was killed three months later in a sportscar race (he won Le Mans in 1968) at the Norisring.

TWEET OF THE WEEKEND: The McLaren tweet simply showing a picture of raindrops on the pavement.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Charles Leclerc to his team after the race, "No words. No words. We cannot do that."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: When Lando Norris was told to up his speed in the wet conditions, he responded, "I'm at 100% pace, mate."

SCHEDULE: From the slowest street course to one of the fastest street courses, the teams head to Baku and possible mayhem.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Perez 64
2. Sainz 64
3. Verstappen 64
4. Leclerc 64
5. Russell 64
6. Norris 64
7. Alonso 64
8. Hamilton 64
9. Bottas 64
10. Vettel 64
11. Gasly 64
12. Ocon 64
13. Ricciardo 64
14. Stroll 64
15. Latifi 63
16. Zhou(R) 63
17. Tsunoda 63
NC Albon 48
NC Schumacher 24
NC Magnussen 19

Time of Race
1:56:30.265

Margin of Victory
1.154 secs.

Safety Car
2 for 7 laps

Virtual Safety Car
1 for 1 lap

Lead Changes
2 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders
Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz

Fastest Race Lap
Lando Norris

Pole Position
Charles Leclerc

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Verstappen 125
2. Leclerc 116
3. Perez 110
4. Russell 84
5. Sainz 83
6. Hamilton 50
7. Norris 48
8. Bottas 40
9. Ocon 30
10. Magnussen 15
11. Ricciardo 11
  Tsunoda 11
13. Alonso 10
14. Gasly 6
15. Vettel 5
16. Albon 3
17. Stroll 2
18. Zhou(R) 1

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 235
2. Ferrari 199
3. Mercedes 134
4. McLaren 59
5. Alfa Romeo 41
6. Alpine 40
7. AlphaTauri 17
8. Haas 15
9. Aston Martin 7
10. Williams 3
 
 

2022 Thoughts
Bahrain Saudi Arabia Australia Emilia Romagna
Miami Spain Monaco Azerbaijan
Canada Great Britain Austria France
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Singapore Japan United States
Mexico City Sao Paulo Abu Dhabi

2021 Thoughts
Bahrain Emilia Romagna Portugal Spain Monaco
Azerbaijan France Steiermark Austria Great Britain
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Russia Turkey United States Mexico City
Sao Paulo Qatar Saudi Arabia Abu Dhabi

2020 Thoughts
Austria Steiermark Hungary Great Britain Anniversary
Spain Belgium Italy Tuscany
Russia Eifel Portugal Emilia Romagna
Turkey Bahrain Sakhir Abu Dhabi

2019 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
Mexico United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2018 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2017 Thoughts
Australia China Bahrain Russia
Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
Austria Great Britain Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

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


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