Monaco Procession

 

The start of the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix – Grosjean crashes

After hyping up the race as being one of the most unpredictable Monaco Grand Prixs for ages, I must hang my head in shame as we ended up seeing the usual procession around the streets of the principality.

 

I didn’t see a single overtake in the whole race and apart from the crash at the start it was a fairly mundane affair.  The threat of rain near the end did momentarily give a sense of impending drama, but even that was anticlimactic and the the fact that it did rain heavily just after the race finished really took the biscuit!

A Mark Webber victory was fairly unexpected before the race weekend but for the pole-sitter to win at Monaco is hardly news.  The fact that most of the leaders ended up one stopping was probably the biggest surprise, as was Vettel’s impressive 4th place finish after his dismal 10th place result from qualifying.

Overall Red Bull performed the best of all the teams, McLaren underperformed as Hamilton was unable to hold onto his position and Button struggled to make any progress at all through the midfield pack.

Ferrari seem to be making continued steady progress and Mercedes did well to underline their race winning credentials, even if they didn’t quite make it to victory.

Lotus flattered to deceive, pity we didn’t get to see what Grosjean could do.

Williams, oh dear!  Maldonado, winner of the previous race showed his petulant side in practise and got a deserved 10 place grid penalty and a further 5 places for having to change his gearbox.  Senna did redeem the team somewhat with a points finish.

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