F1: 16 Yr “Drought” Ends, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1-2 at Monaco

F1: 16 Yr “Drought” Ends, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1-2 at Monaco

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.

Messrs Vettel and Raikkonen exchanged places when Mr. Raikkonen took his pit stop early. Mr. Vettel set the fastest lap of the race, eventually pitting and came out in 1st leading the race to the Chequered Flag.

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.

 The recently retired Jenson Button filled in for Fernando Alonzo in Monaco.

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

Driver Team
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Max Verstappen Red Bull
Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Romain Grosjean Haas
Felipe Massa Williams
Kevin Magnussen Haas
Jolyon Palmer Renault
Esteban Ocon Force India
Sergio Pérez Force India
Lance Stroll Williams
Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
Marcus Ericsson Sauber
Jenson Button McLaren
Pascal Wehrlein Sauber
Nico Hülkenberg Renault
 Have a terrific Memorial Day weekend.

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