Monte Carlo Tag

Lewis Hamilton took his first victory of the season in an incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix in which Daniel Ricciardo saw a possible first career win slip away in a bungled pit stop. The Australian eventually finished second ahead of Force India’s Sergio Perez. The race began in extremely wet conditions, behind the safety car, but after seven laps the track was deemed dry enough for racing to start and Ricciardo, who began from pole, held his lead as Mercedes’ second-placed Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg seemed toRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Monaco, the big one; the grandest of all the Grand Prix. Welcome to our Grand Prix profile of the Monaco. Formula One’s jewel race and contribution to motor racing’s triple crown was first run in 1929, organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco’s Anthony Noghes with the backing of Prince Louis II and local driver Louis Chiron. The race was created to put Monaco on the map and it succeeded beyond all expectations. The first race was won by William Grover Williams(no relation to Sir FrankRead More
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo got the best out of a revised Renault engine to power to the top of the timesheet in the second practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, lapping 0.6s quicker than second-placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. The session got underway with Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg setting the early pace with a time of 1:16.694 on supersoft tyres before Hamilton usurped his team-mate with a lap of 1:15.489, again set on supersofts. Romain Grosjean in trouble, however, the Haas driver losing control on the exit of theRead More
Lewis Hamilton went quickest in free practice for the Monaco Grand in an incident-packed first session that ended under red flags when a loose drain cover damaged the cars of Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button. Mercedes were early adopters of the new ultrasoft tyre in the session and Hamilton quickly took charge of the timesheet on the purple-banded tyre and he eventually worked his way down to a best time of 1:15.537 halfway through the session. Rosberg got to a tenth off that pace but in the closing minutes ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pirelli has revealed that their new ultra-soft tire compound will debut at this season’s Monaco Grand Prix. The ultra-soft tire is designed to be used at all streets circuits, beginning at the famous Monte Carlo race. Formula 1’s main tire supplier since the 2011 season, Pirelli will also have super-soft and soft compounds available to choose from. 13 sets in all are available to the teams. One of each compound will be set aside by Pirelli, which will see the super-soft and soft tires set asideRead More
Pirelli 2015 F1
Pirelli, the tire manufacturer for Formula One, confirmed this week its tire combinations for the next four races on the calendar. The teams are off to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The May 10th race will feature both the hard and medium compound tires. The hard tires are marked with orange side-walls while the medium tires are shown with white. When Formula One visits Monaco immediately following the Spanish Grand Prix, soft and super-soft tire compounds will be available. The streets of MonteRead More