F1: 16 Yr “Drought” Ends Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1-2 at Monaco
Ferrari was in control the whole race, start to Chequered Flag.
Sebastian Vettel in his #5 Ferrari won the Monaco Grand Prix Sunday for another win on the season. Mr. Vettel finished ahead of Pole-sitter and teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who took 2nd place giving The Scuderia at 1-2 finish for the 1st time this season.
Just after lap 60 of the 78 lap race, a safety car caused the grid to bunch up and the pace slowed. The MercedesAMG’s and Red Bulls were scrapping while the Ferrari cars were safely in the Top 2 places heading into the final laps,
Lewis Hamilton started from 13th on the grid. His bid to close the 6-point gap between Ferrari’s Vettel and himself in the Drivers’ Championship took a major hit when Stoffel Vandoorne’s McLaren crashed into the barriers.
Mr. Hamilton slowly worked his way up into the points, making it past Mr. Vandoorne on Lap 19 to move into 10th place. By Lap 48, he took a pit stop and came out in 7th where he finished the race.
Mr. Button had a solid qualifying session coming 9th-fastest overall. Mr. Button was also given a massive grid penalty for engine changes made by the team, and he started from last from the the pit lane.
Just before the race Mr. Alonso came over the team radio and wished Mr. Button well, telling him to take care of his car, fact is he crashed it instead.
Pascal Wehrlein of Sauber was the 1st to crash out of the race, with his car going vertical on its side up against the barriers, trapped inside, he came over team radio and said that he was OK and headed to hospital for a check up.
Mr. Wehrlein’s car went over the front left wheel of Mr. Button, who was trying to cut around the inside of the narrow track. The safety car came out, the race slowed and the Ferrari’s came home safely 1-2.
Below is the full finishing order for Sunday’s race:
Monaco Grand Prix Finishing Order
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India|
|Sergio Pérez||Force India|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso|