27 May


2017 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Recap

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May 27, 2017

Event: Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix (Round 6 of 20)
Date: Saturday, May 27
Location: Circuit de Monaco
Layout: 3.337-kilometer (2.074-mile), 19-turn circuit
Weather: Sunny
Air Temps: 25.5-27.3 degrees Celsius (77.9-81.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 50.1-55.1 degrees Celsius (122.2-131.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner: Kimi Räikkönen of Scuderia Ferrari (1:12.178 – new track record)
Result: Romain Grosjean qualified 8th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 13th
Note: Magnussen will start 11th due to grid penalties incurred by drivers in front of him
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MONACO GRAND PRIX – “SO FAR SO GOOD”


Kimi on pole as Ferrari secures front row lock-out in Monaco

Montecarlo, May 27 – It’s the most famous and challenging track on the calendar, the one which calls for maximum performance from both the car and the driver. Securing pole position here is more of a reward than anywhere else; locking out the front row is a synonym for sensational team work. At Monaco today, Scuderia Ferrari did it. The last one-two for the team on the grid in the Principality dates back to 2008. A perfect lap crowned Kimi’s performance through the weekend so far, giving him his 17th pole position in Formula One. Sebastian’s lap was only slightly less perfect, with a gap of just over 4 hundredths of a second to his team-mate at the finish line.
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Super Checo qualifies seventh on the streets of Monaco

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27/05/17
QUALIFYING FOR TOMORROW’S MONACO GRAND PRIX SAW SERGIO PEREZ SET THE SEVENTH FASTEST TIME AHEAD OF TEAMMATE ESTEBAN OCON WHO ENDED THE SESSION IN P16.
Sergio Perez
P7 SERGIO PEREZ VJM10-02
Q1: 1:13.530
Q2: 1:13.430
Q3: 1:13.329
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2017 FORMULA 1 MONACO GRAND PRIX, SATURDAY

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27 MAY 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg will start from tenth on the grid for the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Nico set the twelfth fastest time in qualifying, a 1min 13.628secs, however penalties for the McLarens bump him up two positions. Jolyon Palmer’s 1min 14.696secs was the 17th fastest lap, however he gains one place on the grid to start from P16 tomorrow.
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2017 MONACO GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 27/05/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-03, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:13.400, pos. 7th, 27 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.526, (Q2) 1:13.397, (Q3) 1:13.162, pos. 6th
“Wow. Just WOW! I feel so good, what a lap! This is definitely the most enjoyable lap in qualifying of the whole season – the one where you’re on the limit the most, the one that gives you the biggest adrenaline rush, the highest heart beat… And to qualify P6 at such a track is just an amazing result! It’s something that we absolutely deserve after a very complete weekend, building it up until this afternoon’s qualifying. I must say that in Q1 I was a bit surprised with the pace of the midfield, as they all suddenly caught us up and we therefore had to start putting in fast laps from the very start – something I don’t like to do here in Monaco, I prefer to build it up little by little. Then in Q3, I was able to put the best lap of the weekend together and I’m a very happy man! I can still feel the adrenaline! Regarding tomorrow, I’m confident we can have a good race – we are fast in both long and short runs so we just need to make sure we get everything right at the start, lead the midfield and try and attack when possible! I will enjoy a good dinner tonight!”
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MONACO GP – QUALIFYING

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27 MAY 2017 <br />
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 4th, 1:12.496 (Practice 3 – P4 1:12.940)
“I think in Q3 my fast lap was optimal. I was struggling a little bit with front grip so I couldn’t get the tyres to work how I wanted but in the end we were not too far off. It is always nice to be closer but I think the lap I did was pretty much on the limit. The Ferraris have looked good all weekend and Bottas managed to sneak in between us which was a bit of a shame. With a clean start and a good strategy we can be in the mix. Monaco is unique and it is hard to predict how the race will play out, there could be a safety car or stoppage at any time so we have to wait see. I will keep an eye on how the tyres behave and pit when we think it is the right opportunity. That is something you have to feel during the race. Being close to the top three means a podium is within reach, but tomorrow I am going to concentrate on my race and try to finish, I want to break the ‘curse’ I have around here!”
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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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27.05.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 24-27°C air, 38-55°C track

A difficult qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix ending in P19 (Wehrlein) and P20 (Ericsson). Since the practice sessions, Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein have struggled with lack of grip. Different car set-ups have been tested throughout the sessions, but the optimum has not yet been found.
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Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying

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27/05/2017
Felipe Massa ended qualifying in 15th, with Lance Stroll 18th ahead of tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix
Lance Stroll’s first qualifying session around the challenging Circuit de Monaco was brought to a premature end during Q1 due to a hydraulic leak, leaving him 18th at the end of the session. Felipe was 9th quickest, and progressed to Q2
Stoffel Vandoorne’s incident at Turn 16 during Q2 cut much of the field’s final qualifying runs short on the street circuit, including Felipe, who was on a flying lap at the time. This meant he was unable to improve on his 15th fastest time before the end of the session
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2017 Monaco Grand Prix - Saturday

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27 May 2017
Valtteri scores P3 in Qualifying, as Lewis misses out on Q3
Valtteri will start tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix from P3, after missing out on pole by 0.045s in a tight-fought Qualifying
Lewis struggled for grip throughout the session and was eliminated in Q2 - after being unable to complete a lap that would have put him into Q3 owing to yellow flags for a crashed car
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017 - Monte-Carlo

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Qualifying Session Classification

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.117 8 100.053 1:12.231 7 1:12.178 8
2 5 S. VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.090 8 100.016 1:12.449 7 1:12.221 8
3 77 V. BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:13.325 10 100.337 1:12.901 10 1:12.223 10
4 33 M. VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:13.078 8 100.000 1:12.697 9 1:12.496 7
5 3 D. RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing 1:13.219 6 100.192 1:13.011 9 1:12.998 6
6 55 C. SAINZ Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.526 9 100.613 1:13.397 11 1:13.162 10
7 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.530 6 100.618 1:13.430 9 1:13.329 8
8 8 R. GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:13.786 13 100.968 1:13.203 10 1:13.349 6
9 22 J. BUTTON McLaren Honda 1:13.723 12 100.882 1:13.453 9 1:13.613 6
10 2 S. VANDOORNE McLaren Honda 1:13.476 11 100.544 1:13.249 9
11 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.899 10 101.123 1:13.516 9
12 27 N. HULKENBERG Renault Sport F1 Team 1:13.787 12 100.970 1:13.628 9
13 20 K. MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:13.531 11 100.619 1:13.959 9
14 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:13.640 9 100.769 1:14.106 9
15 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:13.796 14 100.982 1:20.529 6
16 31 E. OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:14.101 7 101.399
17 30 J. PALMER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:14.696 11 102.214
18 18 L. STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:14.893 7 102.483
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team 1:15.159 11 102.847
20 9 M. ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team 1:15.276 11 103.007
POLE POSITION LAP
7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.178 166.438 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.178 166.438 KPH

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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017 - Monte-Carlo

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Third Practice Session Classification

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 5 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.395 23 165.939
2 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.740 26 +0.345 165.152
3 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:12.830 29 +0.435 164.948
4 33 M. VERSTAPPEN NED Red Bull Racing 1:12.940 27 +0.545 164.699
5 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:13.230 27 +0.835 164.047
6 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.392 24 +0.997 163.685
7 55 C. SAINZ ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.400 27 +1.005 163.667
8 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.563 23 +1.168 163.304
9 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN Haas F1 Team 1:13.596 21 +1.201 163.231
10 2 S. VANDOORNE BEL McLaren Honda 1:13.805 21 +1.410 162.769
11 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.936 23 +1.541 162.481
12 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Honda 1:13.976 26 +1.581 162.393
13 31 E. OCON FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:14.072 21 +1.677 162.182
14 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:14.072 28 +1.677 162.182
15 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Renault Sport F1 Team 1:14.283 24 +1.888 161.722
16 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Haas F1 Team 1:14.547 23 +2.152 161.149
17 18 L. STROLL CAN Williams Martini Racing 1:14.675 35 +2.280 160.873
18 30 J. PALMER GBR Renault Sport F1 Team 1:15.164 25 +2.769 159.826
19 94 P. WEHRLEIN GER Sauber F1 Team 1:15.291 29 +2.896 159.556
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Sauber F1 Team 1:15.863 26 +3.468 158.353

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25 May


Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice – Thursday

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25.05.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 21-25°C air, 28-47°C track

The Sauber F1 Team has brought further aero parts to the Monaco Grand Prix – after both practice sessions the first results are as expected. Overall it was a productive day, during which Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein completed 35 and 70 laps in the two sessions. In FP1 Marcus Ericsson had a gear box issue, which was the reason for him not completing a timed lap.
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MONACO GP – THURSDAY PRACTICE

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25 MAY 2017

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:13.854, Position: 5, Laps: 45
Second Practice Session: 1:13.207, Position: 2, Laps: 35
“Regardless of how the car feels it is always so much fun to drive this track. We are looking pretty good at the moment. We put some good laps together and know where we need to improve so I’m very happy with our position after the first day. We have good downforce here, the rear of the car feels like it is working the best it has so far this year. If we can get the tires warmed up I think we can be pretty close on Saturday. I’m pleased with the cars rhythm and set-up which gives me confidence and makes me feel we are back in that groove after the first couple of practice sessions. I don’t think we need to do too much to the car set-up wise at the moment, just a couple of small tweaks overnight perhaps. Being the first time round here with the new cars it definitely felt a little bit tighter so that needs to be considered when pushing on quick laps, but as I said, so much fun as always.”
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2017 MONACO GRAND PRIX – THURSDAY 25/05/2017


Daniil Kvyat (STR12-01, Car 26)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:14.111, pos. 6th, 42 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:13.331, pos. 4th, 41 laps
“A productive Friday. We did many laps today and they were all of good quality. We now have a lot of useful data to analyse before Saturday. The good news is that I’m happy with the balance of the car and we already look quite competitive. We now need to maintain this and get the car ready for qualifying and the race.”
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Monaco GP Practice

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25/05/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: Thursday in Monaco is all about getting in the laps and I think we ran a good programme. We timed our runs well for both drivers as we didn’t encounter too much traffic. Felipe conducted a number of tests throughout both sessions, and we gathered some good information from those. It was Lance’s first time driving around Monaco, and he did a very solid job in building up his confidence and improving his laptimes. By the middle of FP2 he was producing times that were very similar to Felipe’s. Unfortunately, towards the end of the programme we’d planned for him, he braked too late for Massenet and lost the back end. Despite that mistake we’re all happy with what he has achieved today. On the whole the baseline performance of the car isn’t too bad, but there are a few things we need to understand to be better on Saturday; as it’s going to be very close between everyone out on track.
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