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The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Thu May 23, 2019 1:20 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 6th round of the 2019 season taking place in Monaco between the 23rd and 26th of May.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Monaco click here, to register in the competition click here.

Picks for Monaco close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Thursday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 12:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Thu May 23, 2019 9:06 pm

This weekend, we head to Monaco.
As seen last year with Daniel Ricciardo's victory, it is a difficult place to pass.

The pits will be a fairly sombre place to be following the passing of 3 time champion Niki Lauda. Tributes will adorn the field in recognition of his achievements in the sport.

I feel that it is time for Max Verstappen to claim that elusive pole. In doing so, he will have every chance in emulating his former team mates efforts of last year. The Red Bull has the chassis, the Honda has adequate power and Max has the skill.
The other person I expect to perform well is Charles Leclerc. This is his home grand prix and this in his time to shine.
Mercedes will be difficult to topple. Their setup seems to make metres on corner exit and, at a circuit like this, will manage to hold the chasers at bay.
Aside from the usual suspects a the top, the balance of the field will be pretty close. Haas, Alfa Romeo, Renault, McLaren and Toro Rosso, you can take your pick.The only certainty is that Williams will again be propping up the field.

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Thu May 23, 2019 9:24 pm

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:12.106	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:12.165	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
3	1:12.178	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	1:12.467	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
5	1:12.823	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:13.170	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
7	1:13.227	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
8	1:13.232	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
9	1:13.363	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
10	1:13.379	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
11	1:13.413	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
12	1:13.437	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
13	1:13.731	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
14	1:13.827	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:14.278	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
16	1:14.566	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	1:15.115	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
18	1:15.514	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:16.135	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
20	2:00.670	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
Well, what is there to say?
McLaren, with Sainz, had a terrible session. The car was in the garage for most of the session.
Both Haas cars were black flagged for a telemetry issue. It seemed that their whole computer system had hung.
The track is still rubbering in so grip in this session was low with many testing their braking points going into Sainte Devote.

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:11.118	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:11.199	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:11.881	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:11.938	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:12.031	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
6	1:12.052	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
7	1:12.174	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
8	1:12.239	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
9	1:12.342	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
10	1:12.350	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
11	1:12.392	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
12	1:12.393	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
13	1:12.419	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
14	1:12.577	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:12.752	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
16	1:12.872	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
17	1:12.888	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
18	1:14.558	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
19	1:15.052	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:15.146	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun May 26, 2019 6:37 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:11.265	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:11.318	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:11.478	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:11.539	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:11.738	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	1:12.170	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
7	1:12.194	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
8	1:12.270	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
9	1:12.308	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
10	1:12.338	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
11	1:12.489	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
12	1:12.519	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:12.566	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:12.583	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
15	1:12.862	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
16	1:12.914	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
17	1:13.232	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
18	1:13.622	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
19	1:14.086	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:14.305	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel missed his braking marker and finished the session in the barrier at Sainte Devote.

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun May 26, 2019 6:51 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:10.166	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:10.252	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:10.641	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
4	1:10.947	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
5	1:11.041	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	1:11.109	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
7	1:11.218	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
8	1:11.271	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
9	1:11.417	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
10	1:11.653	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
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11	1:11.670	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
12	1:11.724	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
13	1:12.027	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:12.115	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
15	1:12.185	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
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16	1:12.149	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
17	1:12.233	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
18	1:12.846	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
19	1:13.477	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:13.751	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
Saturday became a nightmare for Ferrari. Leclerc was left in the pits at the close of Q1 and was subsequently bumped out of the top 15. His weekend just became a lot more difficult.
Sebastian Vettel missed so much of FP3 after finishing in the barrier and he really didn't recover. With the pressure qualifying, he clipped barriers in both Q1 and Q3 and this upset the Ferrari qualifying schedule.
Pierre Gasly and Antonio Giovinazzi have both incurred 3 position grid penalties for impeding other drivers on their hot laps.

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Re: The 2019 Monaco GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon May 27, 2019 10:35 am

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
7	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
8	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
9	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
10	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
11	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
12	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
13	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
14	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
15	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
16	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
18	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
19	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
DNF	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
Post race penalties:
5 second for Max Verstappen for unsafe release
5 second for Romain Grosjean for crossing the pit exit line
5 second for Lance Stroll for leaving the track and gaining an advantage
5 second for Kevin Magnussen for leaving the track and gaining an advantage

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