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      Monaco does not provide for the most spectacular racing on the Formula 1 schedule but the event due to the locale and people attending is a very big deal. Speaking of big deals, Ferrari is leading the constructor's championship and Sebastian Vettel is in first place in the driver standings.


      Mercedes is the juggernaut and defending champ but Ferrari is providing quite a challenge this season. The team was not able to find the podium as Bottas finished in fourth and Lewis Hamilton finished in seventh.

      Issues with tires and a poor qualifying session made it tough on Hamilton who simply could not make enough ground after starting thirteenth. To his credit he made it up to sixth place at one point on the tight circuit.

      It was Ferrari's day though with a 1-2 finish:


      Quote Originally Posted by Vettel
      Unbelievable. It was a very tense race. I knew that was the chance to win and I was able to use that window and come out ahead. After that I was able to control the gap behind.
      Quote Originally Posted by Raikkonen
      Nothing to say really. Obviously it's still second place but it doesn't feel awfully good. But it is how it goes sometimes: we go to the next race and try to do better. It is one of those races when you hope to get more.
      The Canadian Grand Prix on June 11th is up next. Race highlights and standings below.






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      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        150mph average speed would be nuts at Monaco. I think your chart might be wrong - should be kph? Or that might be max mph?

        (reference: http://www.motorsportsetc.com/info/spd_mon.htm)
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Ok, it's not max speed. Through the traps they were over 300kph.

        I still have a hard time believing that average mph given the tight confines of the track, but 162mi in 104min..... must be right.

        Delete comments please
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        Ok, it's not max speed. Through the traps they were over 300kph.

        I still have a hard time believing that average mph given the tight confines of the track, but 162mi in 104min..... must be right.

        Delete comments please
        No need to delete, no big deal.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        150mph average speed would be nuts at Monaco. I think your chart might be wrong - should be kph? Or that might be max mph?

        (reference: http://www.motorsportsetc.com/info/spd_mon.htm)
        Yeah, it should be km/h not MPH, the lap record this year for Monaco was by Sergio Perez (Force India) - ran the ~3.337 km track in ~77s - which is 160 kilometers per hour:

        https://streamable.com/snyp2

        Google even has it wrong - not sure why. If you google "f1 average speed Monaco" - you get a similar chart as above.

        F1 cars are quick as hell - it's unreal to see in real life. I am going to Austin this year, and cannot wait for the race. Ferrari is doing well this year; my guess is their shorter wheelbase is helping with the tire temperatures - and we will see some more Ferrari domination before the season is over... Especially on the tight tracks.

        Cheers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        Google even has it wrong - not sure why. If you google "f1 average speed Monaco" - you get a similar chart as above.
        It is Google's chart so that explains that.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It is Google's chart so that explains that.
        I clicked on feedback and told them it should be KM/H instead of MPH as shown... We'll see if they change it. Click here to enlarge

        I think all they need to do is flip MPH to KPH and it would be fine. The numbers are right if it's KPH.

        Now, how Sergio Perez running in a Force India car got the fastest lap at Monaco is a whole 'nother question. I am pretty surprised he achieved that.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Glad I wasn't crazy thinking that. The whole thing is in miles, not kilometers. 162km total sounds right given the # of laps.