Monaco Grand Prix – A new King?

{ Posted on May 29 2008 by dScribe }
Categories : Formula 1 Races

It’s been such a hectic week that I haven’t even had time to watch the race let alone do a review on the Grand Prix of Monaco, so this time I’m throwing it out to the fans – what were your thoughts about the race and the drivers/teams? Don’t be shy… we’re all friends here ;)

Edit - As Stephen was the first to jump in and did such a good review of the race, here are his comments in the main part with bold text and all… ;)   A big thank you to Stephen and everyone else who has commented here. We’ll be back on track (so to speak) for Canada :)

Lewis – So lucky, hit the barrier, didn’t lose too many places due to the rain and managed to get back out in one piece.(Heres the professional bit) He did drive well for the rest of the race and managed to clinch the win. He seemed quite happy with this.

Robert – Another consistent performance. If he carries on like this, he will be right there at the end of the season. Did well to keep Massa behind him. BMW are definately at the same party as Mclaren and Ferrari.

Massa – What happened!! This should have been his race so easily! They made a real mess of his strategy, gone are the days of Ross Brawn. He has to pull it together.

Alonso – Shame! He saw a big chance to score some points here and I think got a little over enthusiastic. Pushed too hard and paid the price, twice! I must admit he is bigger than the team he is in at the moment but then a great driver would turn it back into a winning team. I’m sure he’ll get there.

Kimi – I am a Kimi guy, but I think he was just taking the weekend off here. Maybe Saterday night in Monaco is just too wild! Could have come away with something if he hadn’t run into the back of Sutil. Oh well, next time.

Sutil – One of the saddest moments we’ve had in F1 for a while. You could feel his exitement and then nothing. He still deserves respect for an amazing drive.


7 Responses to “Monaco Grand Prix – A new King?”

  1. Allright dScribe, I’ll give it a go. I will try to be as impartial and professional as you are but don’t count on it. As I remember it, it went something like this:

    First comment would be to say that rain always makes for a thrilling GP and rain at Monaco didn’t dissapoint.

    Lewis – So lucky, hit the barrier, didn’t lose too many places due to the rain and managed to get back out in one piece.(Heres the professional bit) He did drive well for the rest of the race and managed to clinch the win. He seemed quite happy with this.

    Robert – Another consistent performance. If he carries on like this, he will be right there at the end of the season. Did well to keep Massa behind him. BMW are definately at the same party as Mclaren and Ferrari.

    Massa – What happened!! This should have been his race so easily! They made a real mess of his strategy, gone are the days of Ross Brawn. He has to pull it together.

    Alonso – Shame! He saw a big chance to score some points here and I think got a little over enthusiastic. Pushed too hard and paid the price, twice! I must admit he is bigger than the team he is in at the moment but then a great driver would turn it back into a winning team. I’m sure he’ll get there.

    Kimi – I am a Kimi guy, but I think he was just taking the weekend off here. Maybe Saterday night in Monaco is just too wild! Could have come away with something if he hadn’t run into the back of Sutil. Oh well, next time.

    Sutil – One of the saddest moments we’ve had in F1 for a while. You could feel his exitement and then nothing. He still deserves respect for an amazing drive.

    dScribe – Kinda interested in what you been up to that’s so good you haven’t managed to watch the race yet! And how come I can’t make anything bold? If you expext us to do the job, you have to give us the tools.

    Best effort.

  2. and a spellchecker would come in handy

  3. That about sums it up. Nicely done!

  4. before the race i didn’t think that felipe massa will be the fastest in monaco in dry and the bigger susprise in wet,hamilton made mistake because he wasn’t keep massa’s speed,lot of people say mclaren was professional but they had only luck with weather,robert kubica is fantastic because with his slower BMW,can hold leaders group,heidfeld shows how BMW isn’t a very good car,only raikkönen’s body was in monaco

  5. Best race since Australia, haha! ;o)

    Seriously though, Lewis was lucky, but the better you are, the luckier you get. Ferrari messed up the strategy. Sutil was driver of the day, no question. Kimi – WTF? Massa – inconsistent. Kubica – awesome as always. If BMW can give him a bit more speed he’ll win a race this year. Webber – Mr. Consistent. Alonso – messed it up big time, he could never had got past Heidfeld at Casino. I’m sure Lewis enjoyed Sunday evening with his “guest”, Nicole…

  6. marcoso, marcoso villa real putuna puerte corno leeber.

    Well hi friends, it was an exhilarating race to say the least. I loved it and as did you. I did not want Hamilton to win because Alonso is my hero. But like always this season, the handsome Spaniard failed to do well. Someone take a sledgehammer and use it on Braitore’s big fat head…Two years and they cannot get a decent car in the grid. Alonso did really a sham joining Renault. Shuldve taken a year off and debuted with some other franchisee. Anyways, it was sad for me as my hero dint win it but i loved all drivers drive coz Monaco is a damn tough circuit to drive on. And if you make the cut here, you can make it anywhere.

    Merci,
    Le Villepin.

  7. Stephen – The main reason for the delay has been a lot of development work (on other sites), but also some improvements for this site coming in the next few weeks including better commenting… :)

    In the meantime, if you want to make your text bold you can use HTML to do that – surround the word you want bold with either <b>bold</b> or <strong>strong</strong> – strong is technically more correct but it’s up to you :)

    Also, for spell checking here’s a trick I use all over the web – install the Google Toolbar and it has a little spell check icon that you can click and it’ll spell check all the forms on the current web page :)

    Also, we can hook you into the main admin (well, posting) area once you’re registered if you want to write for the site often (this goes for anyone else reading this too :) ) Just let me know and we’ll hook you up :)

    Paul – Yep, Stephen did a great job :)

    brassmonkey – Massa sure was the surprise in Monaco despite not winning it wasn’t he? :)

    Karlos – Welcome to the site Karlos :) I don’t think I’ve seen your comments before? Sorry if we missed them :)

    And yes, I think there was more attention on Nicole than there was on Lewis… sort of ;)

    boTTleJuice – What does that first sentence mean (the marcoso one)? :) “The handsome Spaniard”… LOL! Good quote ;) But you have to give Renault at least some credit – they’re getting a bit stronger since being back in Europe :)

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