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he didn't fend off anyone... all any driver has to do to win Monaco is qualify on pole, stay out of trouble, not have any major breakdowns and you will win the race. Impossible to pass, the most boring race on the F1 circuit. Monaco should be scrapped from the calender, forever... or do whatever is required that will allow passing. BORING...
People on here have been knocking Max but to start from the back and come 9th is a pretty decent achievement on this track.Also he set the fastest lap of the entire race, at least HE was trying to entertain the fans!
To compare it with Schumacher in 94 is laughable. A car issue in Monaco where nobody can overtake is not the same as being stuck in 5th gear on a normal circuit. The concertina effect ment nobody could get close enough coming out slow corners, especially with worn tyres. It was a precession from lap one.
As great a drive as it was by ricciardo, some people are making out as if he just turned water into wine. The problem on the car was not serious enough for it to be terminal and he didn't use a magic wand to keep it alive. He was able to nurse the car whilst everyone nursed their tyres and given that Monaco is not a proper circuit he didn't have to worry about being overtaken
458. To be fair Hamilton has never won a boring race at Monaco. 2008 and 2016 were both wet race thrillers.And I don't think the race was boring at the weekend. It was an intriguing battle where all the drivers up front had plenty of challenges going in inside their cockpits. Some f1 fans need to realise that not every race can be jam packed with wheel to wheel racing
The fact that Ricciardo won despite driving a 'broken' car for over half the race says it all. Pleased for him but it was a complete non-event. Quite sad really.
Just an observation, Last race certain Hamilton fans (not all) were saying that because Lewis won everyone would moan that the race was boring, Fast forward to Monaco and its those same Hamilton fans moaning about it being a boring race. Granted that it wasn't the most exciting race but i cant hep feel that you are total hypocrites
Most of the comments here appear to have been made by morons who do not love or understand F1. Ricciardo's drive was superb.
The MGU-K loss cost Ricciardo 2.5 seconds a lap, yet the grid was lapping 6 seconds a lap slower than normal. How is this a 'masterclass' in race management, on a track where overtaking is nigh impossible?
My son in his Vauxhall Astra could have won that race, his tyres are so wide no one would be able to get pass.. Headline reads "wonderful Masterclass" yeah slowing down the field by 6 seconds...The commentators were not watching the same race that I was.
How can you tell if it's boring ? There all the same.
Move it to the last race of the season. It would be unpredictable weather and all the drivers live there as well. Seriously, for this particular circuit have special car regs, no front wing, five pit stops, a supermarket sweep halfway through to get five items for the car, get the drivers to do a pizza delivery,stop twice to change clothes. Do anything to turn this into a race.
Verstappen's pass and LeClerc's crash were the highlights.
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