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Rate the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix

  1. 1 (very bad) (7 votes [6.67%] - View)

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  9. 9 (6 votes [5.71%] - View)

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#1 ANF

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:14

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Best moment:
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Best thing about the race:
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#2 Ramon69

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:25

Best driver: Perez
Worst driver: Latifi
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Zhou
Worst overtake:
Best moment: Mick being OK really! Didn't expect when I saw the car.
Worst moment: Seeing Mick's car ripped in two!
Best thing about the race: The tension at the end!
Worst thing about the race: Monaco Being Monaco.

 

6/10 



#3 Atreiu

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:34

Solid 7. Monaco is its own show. And the rain helped.

Perez and Sainz stood out.
Alonso for troll of the day. Classic Teflonso, best at being the worse.

Ferrari have serious soul searching to do.

#4 smitten

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:42

Best driver: Perez for holding on under great pressure, or Gasly for his early stint on Inters
Worst driver: Lots of people didn't impress, but any stinkers? 
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Zhou
Worst overtake: n/a
Best moment: Finally getting going
Worst moment: Not ****ing starting on time
Best thing about the race: Can't begrudge a Perez win.
Worst thing about the race: Race Control

And the race in a sentence:  Monaco drama (even if most of it was weather related)


Edited by smitten, 29 May 2022 - 16:46.


#5 Wolbo

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:45

Best driver: Perez
Worst driver: None
Best team: Red Bull by a country mile
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Zhou
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon
Best moment: Mick stepping out of the car, Leclerc's race engineer re-enacting the Schrödinger principle, Perez saying "I signed too soon" to Horner
Worst moment: Mick's accident
Best thing about the race: Whole afternoon was entertaining
Worst thing about the race: None
 
7/10 


#6 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:49

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Looks like a thriller

#7 messy

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:50

I thought it was a mess with the start delays and so on, but ultimately a really good race. I just don’t get race direction. Why do they always do their utmost to ruin everything? Chance of some drama at the start = delayed for an hour, start behind the safety car. And what was the reasoning behind not having a standing restart? Luckily we still got a bit of drama despite their best efforts to ensure against it.

Best driver - Perez, brilliant weekend all round and great to see him win.
Worst driver - probably Latifi, slow and back to stuffing it into the barriers too. Zhou sucks too.
Best team - Red Bull - although I didn’t understand their tyre call.
Worst team - Haas had a stinker again.
Best overtake - Gasly on Zhou, of the ones I saw.
Worst overtake - Ocon and Hamilton, maybe?
Best moment - seeing Mick Schumacher walk away. That’s two fairly lucky escapes this season.
Worst moment - the confusion and delay at the start.
Best thing about the race - the closeness of the top four in the closing stages, with different tyres adding tension.
Worst thing about the race - the delays, as above.

The race in a sentence - frustrating at the start but all played out pretty well.

#8 Casey

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 16:53

As a race always disappointing but this time 8/10 for amusement value due to rain and therefore the unexpected .

 

Best driver: Checo

Best team: Red Bull 

Worst team: Ferrari ..oh lord 


#9 LolaB0860

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 17:15

Race itself was okay 7/10 (for Monaco) after it got going but race control and wet weather nannying was 0/10. Complete and absolute garbage, which drops it overall to 2/10



#10 lewislorenzo

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 17:17

Hopefully the last time we will see this track on the calendar. 1/10

#11 macjim

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 17:18

Best driver:        Perez, shaded Max all weekend. Leclerc was on it all weeked, but lost out on the roll of the dice - again.
Worst driver:      None stuck out
Best team:         Red Bull, always thinking on their feet.
Worst team:        Ferrari, threw away an almost certain win.
Best overtake:    Gasly on Zhou
Worst overtake:  Ocon chopping Hamilton at St Devote
Best moment:     Mick walking away unharmed.
Worst moment:   Schuamcher crash, thought it looked worse that it was.
Best thing about the race:  Perez sticking it to Red Bull, after the team order insult in Spain
Worst thing about the race: Still Monaco, looks great, but F1 has outgrown the circuit.

And the race in a sentence: Not too bad for Monaco, still needed rain to spice up the action.

7/10


Edited by macjim, 29 May 2022 - 17:43.


#12 404KF2

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 17:57

Usual Monaco stuff - boring race spiced up a bit by the wet but the track itself is dire.



#13 Nemo1965

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 17:58

Best driver: Perez. Who else? Only not on pole because of the Ferrari's. Excellent resistance against a lot of pressure.
Worst driver: Race-directors. And the fans here stating that they hate Monaco because 'there is no overtaking'. Shame on both of you, types: you are not thinking like a racing-driver.
Best team: Red Bull.
Worst team: Ferrari. They have the best car but will lose the championship.
Best overtake: Gasley on...
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon. Yes, Ocon squeezed you, unnecessarily. Lewis. But why put your car, man, in a place where they can turn on you so easily?
Best moment:  Perez crossing the line. And seeing Schumi junior getting out of the car absolutely fine.
Worst moment: Seeing the Haas in two pieces. Memories of Grosjean, Cevert, Revson... uuuugh.
Best thing about the race: Yuki asking if Schumi is alright.
Worst thing about the race: Bad and cowardice race-directing.

And the race in a sentence: No overtaking can be exiting too. 


Edited by Nemo1965, 29 May 2022 - 17:58.


#14 Auzz

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 18:11

Best driver - Perez, very solid weekend. Sympathy vote for Leclerc. Deserved more.
Worst driver - Alonso, I get his rivalry with Hamilton, but no need to drag most of the field in it.
Best team - Red Bull - masterclass
Worst team - Ferrari. Italian reversed masterclass.
Best overtake - Zhou, for entertainment value.
Worst overtake - Zhou, got lucky the other driver was sharp.
Best moment - Seeing Mick Schumacher walk away. He’s becoming a danger for himself and others.
Worst moment - Mick’s crash triggering a red flag. Would be more fun seeing them battle it out without the interruption
Best thing about the race - It being over. I enjoy the scenery, but it’s hardly a race when the track is dry.
Worst thing about the race - Ferrari protesting. Get your s*** together first.

#15 Izzyeviel

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 18:12

The race was fine. I gave it a 1 because of the omnishambles at the start



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Posted 29 May 2022 - 18:30

Best driver:  Perez and Sainz

Worst driver:  Latifi by far.  There are people with multiple DUIs that I'd put behind the wheel instead of him. He is destroying the fabric of the F1.
Best team:  RBR...they will try a blinder every once in a while.  I can respect that.
Worst team:  Williams for continuing to field Latifi.  He's a virus on driver standards.  Enough already.
Best overtake:  Gasley...
Worst overtake:  HAM on OCO.  OCO had no business turning in at the point he did.
Best moment:  Perez falling back onto the HALO when he got out of the car
Worst moment:  Latifi getting into the car to contest the race.  The TV Director.
Best thing about the race:  An unexpected winner.
Worst thing about the race:  Latifi. By far, Latifi.

And the race in a sentence:  Why is Latifi still in F1.  He's done enough.



#17 mdaclarke

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 20:11

5/10

 

What is the point of even having Wet Tyres when Race Control pull a Red when there is any rain to justify using them.  May as well do away with them and sitting it out Nascar style.  Also the best thing about Monaco is the chaos at the start.  We were stiffed out of that twice.  



#18 AncientLurker

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 21:21

Race itself was okay 7/10 (for Monaco) after it got going but race control and wet weather nannying was 0/10. Complete and absolute garbage, which drops it overall to 2/10

Gave it a 2/10 as well for about the same reasons. Unless F1 suddenly makes the cars much, much smaller and lighter (yes please) then there is no point ‘racing’ here.

#19 mdaclarke

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 21:23

Gave it a 2/10 as well for about the same reasons. Unless F1 suddenly makes the cars much, much smaller and lighter (yes please) then there is no point ‘racing’ here.

 

Maybe we need another 1961, it is my understanding that in that year the F2 cars basically became F1 cars and the existing F1 cars were ditched  



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#20 sofarapartguy

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 21:26

Race Control needs to be banned from motorsport. 

 

Making heavy slow cars 'for the show', getting Netflix 'for the show', introducing ugly sprint races 'for the show' and then deny the most epic wet dream of any F1 fan - rain start in Monaco - is just pathetic. 

 

Race was fine 6/10 (was rooting for Checo all weekend) but still have a feeling we were robbed of what could've been a classic. And you don't get too much of a classic these days. 


Edited by sofarapartguy, 29 May 2022 - 21:26.


#21 PistolPete

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 21:50

Not sure.. they would almost certainly have destroyed 2-4 cars, and maybe blocked the road for half of the field, creating expensive and chaotic consequences.

#22 TheAviator

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 22:01

To me best driver was the guy that dominated quali and put 6s and 9s respectively on Checo and Sainz in wet, just to get completely shafted by Ferrari strat team.

Edited by TheAviator, 29 May 2022 - 22:02.


#23 William Hunt

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 22:05

Maybe we need another 1961, it is my understanding that in that year the F2 cars basically became F1 cars and the existing F1 cars were ditched  

 

That was 1952-1953



#24 scheivlak

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 22:26

Best driver: Charles Leclerc
Worst driver: I think it's between Latifi and Tsunoda
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: easily Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Ricciardo! One rarely sees it there at Tabac anymore
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon. Clumsy.
Best moment: Gasly on the move
Worst moment: Leclerc getting shafted
Best thing about the race: the tension
Worst thing about the race: remembering that life is just waiting

And the race in a sentence: a Samuel Beckett play with a little twist  7/10



#25 Ali_G

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 23:06

Gave it a 2/10 as well for about the same reasons. Unless F1 suddenly makes the cars much, much smaller and lighter (yes please) then there is no point ‘racing’ here.


Could you explain why making lighter cars would improve racing. It would reduce passing opportunities by reducing braking zones if anything. Heavier touring cars would produce much more passing around such a circuit for the same reasons.

#26 AncientLurker

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 23:19

Could you explain why making lighter cars would improve racing. It would reduce passing opportunities by reducing braking zones if anything. Heavier touring cars would produce much more passing around such a circuit for the same reasons.

Because lighter and smaller cars are more nimble and can make the pass exiting the corner, by getting a better exit and maneuvering alongside before the braking point then taking away the line. With the state of brake technology we need to move away from the fallacy of out-braking for passes by making the brake distance longer with weight. Out-braking and passing is set up the previous corner(s).

Alonso going 3+ seconds a lap slower in smaller lighter cars would have been much tougher for him to block out of corners and park in the middle. With the heavy boats it was never going to happen.

I will just add, that purely from a visual enjoyment perspective, these cars looked horrendous in qualifying in the dry. Usually the best part of the Monaco is Q3, but the cars just lumbered around. It was truly a sad sight. Those few seconds lost in corners surprisingly really come across on screen.

Edited by AncientLurker, 29 May 2022 - 23:23.


#27 ARTGP

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 23:38

Best driver: Leclerc was very good. Perez, Norris, and Russell are notable mentions.
Worst driver: MSC...
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Ferrari by a country mile.
Best overtake: Gasly on Ricciardo. Balls of steel.
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon I guess?
Best moment: The hysteric laughter at the point when I realized RB had pulled a blinder.
Worst moment: MSC obliterating the Haas.
Best thing about the race: RB pitwall.
Worst thing about the race: Start delay.
And the race in a sentence: Satisfying in a masochistic kind of way....

Edited by ARTGP, 30 May 2022 - 05:26.


#28 William Hunt

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 00:43

Best drivers of the weekend: Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez, Felipe Drugovich, Théo Pourchaire, Pierre Gasly

 

Worst driver: Mick Schumacher  (writing off his second car of the year)

Most unlucky drivers:  Kevin Magnussen, Charles Leclerc

Most invisible driver:  Lance Stroll

Best driver driving as slowly as possible: Fernando Alonso

Driver who best moved out of the way for the leaders when getting lapped:  Guanyu Zhou 

Driver with the most stupid thing written on his helmet:  Daniel Ricciardo

Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Haas & Williams
Best overtake: Gasly on Ricciardo
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon
Best moment: Leclerc taking pole

Worst moment: bad luck of Leclerc
Best thing about the race: the backdrop of Monaco with cars glancing close by guard rails
Worst thing about the race: the poor stewarding and not handling the Red Bull - yellow line case during the race

And the race in a sentence: stewarding level needs to be better, more consistent and more transparant


Edited by William Hunt, 30 May 2022 - 00:52.


#29 CoolBreeze

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 02:12

Even with the rain, there's almost zero passing in Monaco. We were just watching a parade, as we do all the time in Monaco. The modern F1 cars have grown, and i think it should be moved on from Monaco. I voted a 3. 



#30 GTR

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 02:27

Maybe it'a just me but I give it an 01 - it's typical Monaco, no matter if it's dry or wet:

- No overtaking whatsoever: a driver can decide that he drives 3 sec off the pace and could still keep the cars behind. DRS zone is for fun really.
- Cars can be screwed massively by lapped cars.

Curiosity does not allow me to miss any Monaco GP but it is the one that I dislike the most in the calendar

#31 Joe Bosworth

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 02:56

I have rated the 2022 Monaco GP a 4. :down:   This has nothing to do with who was the best driver/team or whatever.  It is simply that after following following this race as well as more than 50 of its predecessors that it stacks up as a less than an average display of GP racing. :well:   It certainly was not helped by any overtaking moves that affected championship points.

 

At nearly the same time every year I also follow the Indy 500. Monaco, this year, fell far short of Indy as a racing spectacle.  Indy  :up:  had 38 race leader changes among 9 different drivers. 

 

Monaco  had every chance to be a good racing showcase as occurs with many GP races when rain, tire change schedules and choice is a big factor.  And then we have the 2 hour rule, which could have been avoided if better starting processes were chosen, destroying the last racing laps at just the time that those who chose hard tires earlier found themselves completely in the race for first to the flag.

 

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 05:03

Best driver: Checo


Worst driver: Latiffi
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Ric
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon
Best moment: When Carlos had to explain the right strategy (Full Wet - to Dry)
Worst moment: A Hass craked in 2 pieces
Best thing about the race: Another different winner
Worst thing about the race: The waiting and marshalls inconsistency. Fire Massi!.... Oh Wait!! :rotfl:

And the race in a sentence: Classic Monaco

 

 

 

 

 

Let me just a think: Thread pages of sunday races this season:

 

Sakhir: 36

Jeddah: 33

Melbourne 22

Imola: 31

Miami: 33

Barcelona: 38

 

Monaco: 64 at this moment  :lol: 



#33 TheFish

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 07:41

Best driver: Perez
Worst driver: Latifi I guess?
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: I guess a Gasly one?
Worst overtake: I also guess another Gasly one? I only remember him making an overtake tbh
Best moment: When it finally started
Worst moment: Seeing Mick's car in 2, I was genuinely worried for his safety at that point.
Best thing about the race: Rain
Worst thing about the race: Race Control being an absolute shambles yet again. It's embarrassing.
 



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Posted 30 May 2022 - 07:52

Best driver: Leclerc (did nothing wrong), would like to say Perez but crashing in qualification could have had severe consequences (see Leclerc last year)
Worst driver: Ricciardo was at some point 4 seconds off the pace from Norris without anyone in front. (Mentioning Latifi every race becomes stale)
Best team: Red Bull , made the right calls
Worst team: Ferrari, although i think both Williams made their calls look much worse. Made the correct choice with the hard tyres which on every other track would have given them the win. 
Best overtake: Gasly on Zhou
Worst overtake: Hamilton on Ocon
Best moment: Mick being OK
Worst moment: The race not starting, Micks crash
Best thing about the race: Rain
Worst thing about the race: The race director not starting the race and overall quite poor performance. Red flagging for stuff which should be a sector yellow flag for 5 seconds (tsunoda)

And the race in a sentence: Next year give the same go kart to everyone and let them race. Racing with these cars is ridiculous, see alonso train. 



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Posted 30 May 2022 - 10:40

Best driver: Leclerc, did nothing wrong and was on a great lap in Q3 before the session was red flagged.
Worst driver: Schumacher, Latifi or maybe Albon for missing an entire lap's worth of blue flags.
Best team: Red Bull
Worst team: Strategy wise, Ferrari. Car wise, Haas? Both cars failed, one quite spectacularly.
Best overtake: Gasly on someone
Worst overtake: 
Best moment: Gasly's overtakes. Rear half of Mick's car being rolled away by marshals. Zhou nearly losing it when exiting the tunnel.
Worst moment: Mick's car snapping in half.
Best thing about the race: Knowing the tiniest mistake can be race ending.
Worst thing about the race: Alonso being able to back up the pack by 3s a lap.

 

And the race in a sentence: Not bad, for Monaco. 6/10


Edited by Roadhouse, 30 May 2022 - 11:05.


#36 HeadFirst

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 19:31

Best driver: Gasly
Worst driver: Albon
Best team: RB
Worst team: Ferrari
Best overtake: Gasly on Zhou 
Worst overtake: 
Best moment: Mick emerging from the Haas
Worst moment: Mick's accident
Best thing about the race: Sainz and Perez at the end.
Worst thing about the race: Race Control, the Stews, FIA .... all of them

And the race in a sentence: Not bad, although the rain facilitated the race end drama.



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Posted 31 May 2022 - 21:00

Best driver: Sergio Perez - qualified ahead of Verstappen (impressive in its own right) and held the position at the start, with the help of good strategy made it to the front and managed his medium tyres well to the end to secure a fine victory. I thought Norris also did very well, trouncing his team mate and taking a strong sixth place just behind Russell with the fastest lap too.
Worst driver: Nicolas Latifi was one of a few drivers who struggled, but gets my vote for crashing at slow speed under the safety car.
Best team: Red Bull once again got the better of Ferrari on strategy, helping them to not only win the race but also get Verstappen ahead of Leclerc, potentially very useful in the grand scheme of the championship particularly as Verstappen wasn't at his best this weekend.
Worst team: Haas, both drivers failed to finish but I'm not sure either driver was likely to get in the points in any case. Just doesn't feel that this team are quite getting the maximum from their package.
Best overtake: Gasly's move on Zhou was the most memorable, edges out the same driver's pass on Ricciardo as the Australian's mistake made that move slightly easier.
Worst overtake: I will give this to Hamilton's attempt to pass Ocon, can't really think of anything else that would count.
Best moment: Gasly making good progress on the damp track after his tyre change, proving that overtaking at Monaco is at least still possible in admittedly very favourable circumstances.
Worst moment: Mick Schumacher's crash, as it was alarming to see the rear of the Haas detached from the rest of the car, an uncomfortable reminder of Grosjean's Bahrain accident. 
Best thing about the race: Strategic interest arising from the dilemma of whether to switch to intermediate tyres or wait until the track was dry enough to pit for slicks - this added a lot of uncertainty, and ultimately played a big part in determining the outcome.
Worst thing about the race: Some of the decisions from race control were difficult to fathom and not properly explained at the time, not doing a standing start even though the track was dry enough for slicks but more significantly not starting the race before the rain became heavier.
 
And the race in a sentence: For a modern Monaco GP, the on track action was not bad but the handling of the event raised more doubts over the race's future.
 
I gave this race 6/10 - I think the actual race itself was sufficiently tense and interesting enough to merit a 7/10 but I deducted a point due to the general confusion and disorder that seemed to surround the running of the GP. I was also left feeling a bit short-changed as the race didn't reach the full number of laps.


#38 William Hunt

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 21:22

People say 'Red Bull got the better of Ferrari strategy wise' but looking at all the facts after the race that's actually not  true. Both Ferrari's had a healthy lead before their pit stops. It is both Williams drivers holding up the Ferrari's and not respecting blue flags that handed out the win to Red Bull. Leclerc didn't lose enough time in the pits to cost him the race win, Albon blocking him however did lose him the race. Albon: Red Bull driver loaned out to Williams. They did punish Albon for it during the race but that doesn't give Leclerc his win back. Not saying at all he did that on purpose, that's not the kind of guy Albon is, but it does leave a sour taste for Ferrari. And add to that both Red Bull's not properly investigated when they crossed the yellow line, Ferrari has a lot of reasons to be unhappy.

 

It wasn't clever strategy from Red Bull at all that gave them the win and Ferrari was beating them fair & square. It was Williams (Albon & Latifi) holding up the Ferrari's that gave Red Bull the win.

 

Guanyou Zhou actually deserves praise (not for his lack of pace though) for very sportive behaviour: when he was lapped he made sure he allowed all leading cars to pass him at once so none of the drivers fighting for the win would lose any time. For a rookie driver he assessed that situation very well. It cost him time but he didn't interfere with the result of the race.


Edited by William Hunt, 31 May 2022 - 21:28.