Monaco Grand Prix Tag

Sebastian Vettel handed Ferrari it’s first Monaco victory in 16 years and his second in the principality with a win scored after passing team-mate and early leader Kimi Raikkonen during their one and only pit stop. Räikkönen managed to hold onto second place despite pressure from Daniel Ricciardo, with the Red Bull driver taking his third Monaco podium in four years following a fifth-placed start. When the lights went out to signal the start pole sitter Raikkonen made a clean getaway and led from Vettel, Bottas, Verstappen and Ricciardo. SainzRead More

Posted On May 27, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Our Predictions for the Biggest Day in Racing

By Motorsports Tribune staff Tomorrow, May 28th is arguably the biggest day of the racing calendar. Three of the biggest series around the World have marquee events, two of which date back to the earliest days of motor racing. The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest race in the world and will celebrate its’ 101st running. The Monaco Grand Prix is the oldest and most prestigious race on the Formula 1 calendar. The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest, most grueling race, and over the years has tempted several drivers to attempt “the double”Read More
Kimi Räikkönen took his first pole position in nine years with super final lap in Monaco that saw him finish just four hundredths of a second ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari locked out the front row. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was third but team-mate Lewis Hamilton was eliminated in Q2 in 14th place. Ferrari were quickest out of the blocks in Q1 with Raikkonen on track first, the Finn quickly followed by team-mate Vettel. It was the German who set the early pace and though he was brieflyRead More
After ceding top spot in the opening practice session in Monaco to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by just under two tenths of a second, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel went quickest in the second session, outpacing his main title rival by over a second as Mercedes appeared to lose their way in afternoon. Vettel’s time of 1:12.720, set on ultrasoft tyres midway through the 90-minute session is the fastest ever lap of the Circuit de Monaco and the four-time champion finished the session 0.487 seconds clear of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Third placeRead More
Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time of opening practice in Monaco, beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by almost two tenths of a second. The Mercedes driver also eclipsed last year’s pole position time by a similar margin and beat his own lap record in the principality by 4.5s. Hamilton recorded a time of 1:13.425 on Pirelli’s ultrasoft tyres to finish 0.196 seconds clear of Vettel, with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen third, 0.15s adrift of the Drivers’ Championship-leading German. The opening 90-minute session saw a number of drivers quickly try outRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief McLaren F1 have confirmed that Jenson Button will replace Indianapolis 500-bound Fernando Alonso for the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28. It was announced on Wednesday that Alonso would be competing for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in a McLaren-branded Honda entry with Andretti Autosport. The unique situation brings the 37-year-old Brit back after a stepping out of the cockpit at the end of last season. Having spent time since as an ambassador for McLaren and as a reserveRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will race in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, driving a McLaren-branded Honda-powered entry run by defending champions Andretti Autosport. The 35-year-old Spaniard cited multiple reasons for wanting to race at Indianapolis in a statement issued by McLaren-Honda this morning. Among them, his desire to emulate the late Graham Hill and become just the second driver to complete the Triple Crown of Motor racing. “I’ve won the Monaco Grand Prix twice, and it’s one of my ambitions to win theRead More

Posted On November 29, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Graham Hill

February 15th 1929 – November 29th 1975 Indy 500 Winner – 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner – 1972 Formula One World Champion – 1962, 1968 Monaco Grand Prix Winner – 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969 Graham Hill, the most affable driver of arguably the most talented generation of drivers in the history of motorsport did not pass his driver’s test till the remarkable age of 24. After a stint in the Royal Navy and time spent as an engineer, Hill’s racing debut came at the wheel of aRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Now that we are now one week removed from racing’s biggest weekend of the year, I’d like to take a look back to just how historical, significant and amazing the trio of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca Cola 600 were this year by looking at some of the incredible facts and statistics of the day. The Monaco Grand Prix had never before started under the safety car, until this year when rain caused the field to take the first 10 laps behind BerndRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula 1 had the chance to take the day on a Sunday triple-header, but despite a fantastic race, managed to halt an intense battle for the win on a questionable call with the virtual safety car on lap 68. Officials already had to manage a controversial non-call when race leader Lewis Hamilton appeared to cut the chicane in an attempt to hold off a charging Daniel Ricciardo. When the VSC came out, the Aussie was 1.3 seconds behind the defending F1 champion. The VSC lasted roughlyRead More