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The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue May 18, 2021 7:31 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 5th round of the 2021 season taking place in Monaco between the 20th and 23rd of May.

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Picks for Monaco close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Thursday
1st Practice 11:30 local time - 09:30 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
3rd 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 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue May 18, 2021 7:52 pm

This weekend we return to Monaco, home of the twistiest circuit on the calendar. This will be survival of the fittest and the best will triumph. Just who, we will have to wait and see.
My thoughts are that we will see the return to the top step of Max Verstappen. He and Sir Lewis will have a battle royal and, this time, the tacticians at Red Bull will not let the victory slip.
The Mercedes trusty sidekick, Lord Valtteri of the Bottas, will again show some initial pace but the monarchy will again ask that he refrain from taking the vital points from his illustrious leader.
Just who will be next? It has been proved that this isn't a power circuit however track position is essential. The right car on a reasonable pace can become an insurmountable object that defies all legitimate attempts to pass.
We may even see the Saturday specialist, George Russell, score his ever Grand Prix first points if he can drag his trusty Williams into Q2.

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Re: The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri May 21, 2021 7:29 pm

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:12.487	Sergio Perez	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:12.606	Carlos Sainz	   Ferrari
3	1:12.648	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:12.929	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
5	1:12.995	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
6	1:13.131	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
7	1:13.236	Lando Norris	   McLaren
8	1:13.732	Sebastian Vettel   Aston Martin
9	1:13.746	Yuki Tsunoda	   AlphaTauri
10	1:14.081	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
11	1:14.090	Lance Stroll	   Aston Martin
12	1:14.106	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
13	1:14.205	Fernando Alonso	   Alpine
14	1:14.268	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
15	1:14.281	Daniel Ricciardo   McLaren
16	1:14.320	Esteban Ocon	   Alpine
17	1:14.616	Nikita Mazepin	   Haas
18	1:14.801	Mick Schumacher	   Haas
19	1:14.840	George Russell	   Williams
20	1:19.618	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
The track is slowly getting faster and the only real incident was Fernando Alonso clipping the barrier with his front left corner. The major damage was to the front wing.
Charles Leclerc's Ferrari had a gearbox issue which limited his running to installation laps.

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Re: The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri May 21, 2021 7:38 pm

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:11.684	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:11.796	Carlos Sainz	   Ferrari
3	1:12.074	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:12.081	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:12.107	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:12.379	Lando Norris	   McLaren
7	1:12.498	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
8	1:12.708	Sergio Perez	   Red Bull Racing
9	1:12.746	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
10	1:12.982	Sebastian Vettel   Aston Martin
11	1:13.065	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
12	1:13.175	Fernando Alonso	   Alpine
13	1:13.195	Lance Stroll	   Aston Martin
14	1:13.199	Esteban Ocon	   Alpine
15	1:13.257	Daniel Ricciardo   McLaren
16	1:13.509	George Russell	   Williams
17	1:13.593	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
18	1:14.407	Nikita Mazepin	   Haas
19	1:14.416	Mick Schumacher	   Haas 
20	1:14.829	Yuki Tsunoda	   AlphaTauri
The Ferrari's are genuinely fast! Both cars in the 1 minute 11's and 0.4 of a second clear of the Red Bull and Mercedes.
Yuki Tsunoda and Mick Schumacher both suffered incidents with the barriers keeping them at the rear of qualifying.

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Re: The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat May 22, 2021 9:17 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:11.294	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:11.341	Carlos Sainz	   Ferrari
3	1:11.552	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:11.765	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:11.817	Sergio Perez	   Red Bull Racing
6	1:11.988	Lando Norris	   McLaren
7	1:12.020	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
8	1:12.298	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
9	1:12.357	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
10	1:12.537	Sebastian Vettel   Aston Martin
11	1:12.539	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
12	1:12.700	Lance Stroll	   Aston Martin
13	1:12.959	Daniel Ricciardo   McLaren
14	1:13.139	Mick Schumacher	   Haas
15	1:13.329	Fernando Alonso	   Alpine
16	1:13.390	Nikita Mazepin	   Haas
17	1:13.447	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:13.475	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
19	1:13.522	Yuki Tsunoda	   AlphaTauri
20	1:13.614	Esteban Ocon	   Alpine
Nicholas Latifi brought out the first red flag in the session after clipping the barrier coming out of the swimming pool complex.
Mick Schumacher was having a great session until near the end when he ended in the barriers coming out of casino square.
Latifi may make qualifying, Schumacher, no chance....

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Re: The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun May 23, 2021 6:22 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:10.346	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:10.576	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
3	1:10.601	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	1:10.611	Carlos Sainz	   Ferrari
5	1:10.620	Lando Norris	   McLaren
6	1:10.900	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
7	1:11.095	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
8	1:11.419	Sebastian Vettel   Aston Martin
9	1:11.573	Sergio Perez	   Red Bull Racing
10	1:11.779	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
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11	1:11.486	Esteban Ocon	   Alpine
12	1:11.598	Daniel Ricciardo   McLaren
13	1:11.600	Lance Stroll	   Aston Martin
14	1:11.642	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:11.830	George Russell	   Williams
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16	1:12.096	Yuki Tsunoda	   AlphaTauri
17	1:12.205	Fernando Alonso	   Alpine
18	1:12.366	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
19	1:12.958	Nikita Mazepin	   Haas
20	No Time		Mick Schumacher	   Haas
In a dramatic conclusion to the session, fastest time setter Charles Leclerc put his Ferrari into the barriers coming out of the swimming pool complex. With 18 seconds left in the session, many drivers were on their final runs when the red flag came out. Ferrari have advised that the gearbox in Leclerc's car has survived the incident and he should start from pole pending further technical investigation.
Mick Schumacher and his Haas took no part in qualifying and will start at the stewards discretion.

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Re: The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon May 24, 2021 7:24 pm

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	Carlos Sainz	   Ferrari
3	Lando Norris	   McLaren
4	Sergio Perez	   Red Bull Racing
5	Sebastian Vettel   Aston Martin
6	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
7	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
8	Lance Stroll	   Aston Martin
9	Esteban Ocon	   Alpine
10	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
11	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
12	Daniel Ricciardo   McLaren
13	Fernando Alonso	   Alpine
14	George Russell	   Williams
15	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams 
16	Yuki Tsunoda	   AlphaTauri
17	Nikita Mazepin	   Haas
18	Mick Schumacher	   Haas
DNF	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
DNS	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
Charles Leclerc failed to take the start after noises were heard in the left rear of his rebuilt Ferrari.
Unluckiest driver had to be Valtteri Bottas who entered the pits for his routine tyre stop in a comfortable 2nd place. The right front nut refused to budge which then resulted in the locking tabs rounding off.

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