F1 Monaco GP: MBZ-AMG, Nico Rosberg Goes Wire To Wire To Victory

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: May 26, 2014 F1 Monaco GP: MBZ-AMG, Nico Rosberg Goes Wire To Wire To Victory

F1 Monaco GP: MBZ-AMG, Nico Rosberg Goes Wire To Wire To Victory

Nico Rosberg and MBZ teammate Lewis Hamilton ran side-by-side into the 1st corner on Sunday, Rosberg came out in front and was not challenged for the entire race, taking the Chequered flag at the end of 78 laps at Monaco  along with the trophy.

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Monaco is the 6th straight win for the Mercedes Benz-AMG team this season.The streets of Monaco is the toughest Formula One course of the series, a great race to watch the drivers work but not one where there is a lot of passing by equal drivers in equal cars

Mr. Rosberg, at  the pole jumped out in front at the lights, and for the next 78 laps teammate Lewis Hamilton chased the him through the streets of this historic principality on the Med.

Mercedes have a rule that the racer in front gets the 1st pit stop. It worked for Mr. Hamilton against  Mr. Rosberg in Bahrain and  Barcelona where he took narrow victories. In Monaco it worked for Mr. Rosberg.

The close 1-2 positions of Rosberg, Hamilton was static until lap 65, when Mr. Hamilton fell from 1.6 sec to 3.9 sec behind, the gap grew, to the 9.2 secs by which Mr. Rosberg won the race and personal contest.

Mr. Hamilton explained, “I got some dirt in my eye. I usually make sure my visor is closed but there was quite a bit of wind coming in and when I was close to Nico a bit of dirt got thrown up into my left eye. I can tell you, driving with one eye is just not possible round here! So in the low-speed  corners I was trying to open the visor and clear it out, but that was only making it worse and I lost a lot of time.”

During the falling time frame, Red Bull’s Daniel  Ricciardo was keen to catch him seeing a chance for 2nd place.

As Mr. Hamilton struggled on the course and trying clear his eye, the Australian got right to his tail but could not overtake him, there was not enough time to go.

“It’s really nice to be on the podium in Monaco,”  Mr. Ricciardo said with a smile, he was happy.

Nico Rosberg also sported a big smile, behind  a terrific drive to his 2nd straight victory on the streets of Monte Carlo.

“It’s a special win, of course,” he said, as he reclaiming the world championship points lead from Mr. Hamilton. “Lewis had momentum and results going his way as we came here, but I managed to claw that back this weekend.” Mr. Rosberg now stands ahead by 4 pts.

Nico’s father, Keke won at Monaco for Team Williams in Y 1983 and now he has added the 3rd victory to the family mantle. “It makes me very happy to make my  parents proud and having family and so many friends here makes it all that more special,” he said. His father was there to watch his son’s historic back to back win.

Mr. Rosberg’s 2nd victory of the season moved him back to the lead  in the title match with 122 pts to Mr. Hamilton’s 118. Ferrari’s Alonso remains 3rd with 61, Ricciardo jumped to 4th. 

Mercedes’ 6th 1-2 of the season lifts them up to 240 pts, with Red Bull next with 98, Ferrari 78, Force India , 67, Williams 52 and McLaren at 51.

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