As mentioned a few times on Twitter I am having internet problems which is why this wasn’t done yesterday. Anyway, the 60th F1 Monaco GP is over and Mercedes have finally converted a pole position into a win. Nico Rosberg achieved his third consecutive pole position, the last person to do so in a Mercedes was Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 on the way to his second Drivers’ Championship.
The last time that a Mercedes car won the Monaco GP was all the way back in 1937, when Manfred von Brauchitsch won after 100 laps and three hours of racing. The race was a lot less focused on tyres, but tyre wear at Monaco isn’t so much of an issue due to the slower speeds. There were just 47 stops at Monaco, lowest of the season so far and a whole 30 stops less than at Spain just weeks ago. Kimi Räikkönen currently has 23 consecutive points scoring finishes, just one short of Schumacher’s record from 2001 to 2003.
Sebastian Vettel’s second place was his 50th podium in Formula One in only his 107th race, Jenson Button has 49 podiums after 236 races. Vettel has finished on the podium in 46.73% of his races, Hamilton has 43.97% and Alonso 43.63%. Compared to some F1 legends, Fangio had a 67.31%, Prost 52.48%, Schumacher 50.32% and Ayrton Senna 49.38%.
Again there haven’t been too many changes in the Drivers’ Championship but for the first time this season I’m showing you my graphs! If you’re new and not seen my graphs I’ll explain briefly. They show the championship position of each driver after each race, simple. There’s a legend at the top explaining which driver is which line (may eventually change to driver helmets to make it easier). I don’t have a graph of the Constructors’ standings yet, that is something else I’ll add for the future.
This graph is a little more confusing and lower down in the table near impossible to see, it shows the points that each driver has after each race. As you can see Vettel and Räikkönen have been fairly close all season but now Vettel has quite a gap after Räikkönen only managed 10th.