Sergio Perez survived a mix of weather conditions in the race and an impressive dry tire call that overtook Ferrari’s tire strategy to win the race.
Sergio Perez won the race from 3rd place on the grid.
All the headlines will speak of Sergio Perez’s brilliant drive from 3rd on the grid to win the Monaco GP today, as the Mexican driver picked up his first win of the season. It was also Perez’s first Monaco GP victory, and since the next race will also be on a street circuit, it will give him a boost of morale after he was asked to pass for Verstappen at the Monaco GP. Spain last week. The start of the Grand Prix was delayed due to poor weather conditions, and once the race started, Perez decided to stick to wet tires as others stopped for intermediates, and managed an overtake. on the Ferraris up front to grab the race lead. After the final red flag period, he started the race again on medium tires and managed his tires well in the stint to take the home win, despite late pressure from Sainz. This victory places Perez in P3 of the championship, just 6 points behind Charles Leclerc.
Charles Leclerc dominated the early stages of the race, but due to poor radio communication he was called to the pits a lap early, giving Carlos Sainz the race lead. His second pit stop which saw him switch from intermediates to hard tires was overtaken by both Red Bull cars, and Leclerc fell to P4.
Championship leader Max Verstappen could only find a way past Charles Leclerc by using an overcut strategy – in which the driver behind stays on older tires for an extra lap to gain a period advantage warming up on the tires of the driver who was in front. Verstappen managed to keep his title rival behind him, however, helping him extend his championship lead.
As the track began to dry out, everyone started looking for different sets of tires, which caused multiple incidents on the track’s drying surface, resulting in multiple red flag periods. The latest was caused by Mick Schumacher’s shunt, which saw the German driver’s car split in two. The driver was thankfully uninjured in the accident, and the accident was a dramatic demonstration of the rules that were implemented after Grosjean’s fiery crash in Bahrain in 2020. The rules change the design of the car in a way that facilitates breaking into two halves in the event of a collision, in order to reduce the impact on the driver. This shunt will however put a brake on the work of the American team, because the manufacturing costs will eat away at its budget.
A dramatic crash for Mick Schumacher
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The red flag period saw many riders switch to medium tire sets from their hard tires as the race had to be cut short due to delays. Some riders opted to keep the tires hard, however, which created a good mix of racing during the stint. At first, the average racers seemed fast, but as soon as their tires started to fade, the hard racers kicked in. Despite a tight race, little movement was made during the race.
George Russel brought home a brilliant P5 despite the team’s problems earlier this weekend. The Mercedes driver found a way past Lando Norris – who finished 6th – and showed brilliant pace, but it wasn’t enough to challenge the frontrunners.
Despite a slower pace, Fernando Alonso managed to hold on to 7th place despite being challenged for long stretches by Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. This created a train of trailing runners behind them and forced Ocon out of scoring as he was penalized for an earlier incident with Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas continued his brilliant form by finishing in P9, while Sebastian Vettel managed to take the last point after an impressive qualifying yesterday.
Race Results: Monaco GP 2022
|1||11||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Racing RBPT||64||1:56:30.265||25|
|3||1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing RBPT||64||+1.491s||15|
|seven||14||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault||64||+46.358s||6|
|9||77||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||64||+52.525s||2|
|ten||5||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||64||+53.536s||1|
|11||ten||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri RBPT||64||+54.289s||0|
|12||31||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault||64||+55.644s||0|
|14||18||Spear Stroll||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||64||+60.802s||0|
|15||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Mercedes||63||+1 round||0|
|16||24||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||63||+1 round||0|
|17||22||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri RBPT||63||+1 round||0|
|CN||23||Alexander Albon||Williams Mercedes||48||DNF||0|
Classification of the F1 Drivers’ World Championship after round 7 – Monaco GP
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing RBPT||125|
|3||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Racing RBPT||110|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||40|
|9||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault||30|
|12||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri RBPT||11|
|13||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault||ten|
|14||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri RBPT||6|
|15||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||5|
|16||Alexander Albon||Williams Mercedes||3|
|17||Spear Stroll||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||2|
|18||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||1|
|20||Nico Hulkenberg||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||0|
|21||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Mercedes||0|
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