2015 Monaco Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Monaco

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Round:
6
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
78
Fastest Lap:
Ricciardo, 1m18.063
Country:
Monaco
Circuit:
2015 season:
Report

Mercedes made a wrong call under the late race safety car, so the wrong man won. Lewis Hamilton was denied what had been shaping up into a dominant victory through the team getting its numbers wrong in a high-pressure situation that was actually much more difficult to call in real time than it appears in hindsight. Nico Rosberg was the beneficiary, thereby becoming a triple Monaco winner. It was difficult to know who to feel sorriest for: Hamilton for the unfairness of fate, Rosberg for the awkward situation it put him in – or the Mercedes guys who had to make the call. Mercedes was panicking about having to make exactly this choice way back in China. Co-incidentally it was Max Verstappen who had triggered it that time too. This time, he’d buried his Toro Rosso deep into the St Dévote TECPRO barriers after a scary collision with Romain Grosjean’s Lotus.

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