Raikkonen is also 2 races away from Schumachers points scoring record too iirc... Those last 6 laps or so from him were incredible... I little dubious as he abused the fact that he was in a lotus to confuse some of the people he overtook, but yeah great bit of driving to snatch those places back.
An interesting race all round really... Monaco is always a bit of a lucky draw when it comes to SC/Crashes/Problems etc. Hamilton goofed by not being right with Nico has the SC came out, essentially loosing him second place (And I am surprised that the Red Bulls didn't get a warning/penalty for speeding under the safety car). Nice bit of driving from both Force India's, Perez being a bit mad is about usual really. Raikkonen said in the press afterwards he "should be punched in the face" which I thought was pretty hilarious.
The incidents were many as usual at Monaco. The aforementioned Perez battling with Raikkonen, Alonso and Button was good, and the huge crash by Chilton moving across a tiny amount and flinging Maldanado into the air.... That crash could of been 100x times worse. You can actually see Maldanado slam the breaks on just before the impact because his nose dips just before he hits Chilton, a vain attempt to avoid the collision at that point, but still he tried. And then we had another big Grosjean smash hitting the back of Ricciardo coming out of the tunnel, it reminded me a lot of a GP2 Crash last year,this crash
. A little different in terms of circumstances, but similar overall.
Grosjean is going to have a bloody good talking to I would assume. He is obviously extremely fast, but he is so bad in traffic... I don't know how he got to F1 with such a disposition to crashing. Lotus ran out of parts
to supply Grosjean with as he crashed 4 times at Monaco over the course of the weekend, the final cracked the floor/tub of the car.
In other news: What do you guys think of this Tyre test that went on for Mercedes/Pirelli? I'm super confused as to how it was allowed by the FIA but other teams weren;t invited... It seems so wierd something like that could happen. Merc could get a 2 or 3 race ban or be kicked out of the championship like McLaren were a few years ago. It seems pretty serious. It's in Pirelli's contract that they can do a test like this with new equipment. Pirelli said they asked Red Bull/Ferrari to go, both of which are denying it vehemently... I wonder whats going to come out of all this :|