You know that part in Star Wars where they go speed a narrow channel to blow up the Death Star? That’s what the Monaco Grand Prix circuit feels like at speed, except with Formula One cars. It’s absurdly tight and narrow, and you should enjoy its ridiculousness in this onboard of Kimi Räikkönen’s pole-winning lap.
For the first time since the Great Recession, Ferrari driver and everyone’s favorite mumbler, Kimi Raikkonen, will be on pole position for a Formula One race. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start 14th after a disastrous—well, by his standards—qualifying session in which he didn’t make it to the final round.
I can’t remember the last time both McLarens out-qualified Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes on pace in Formula One, but that’s exactly what happened at Monaco. Hamilton struggled to find speed during Saturday’s qualifying session, and got knocked out in the second qualifying session for running too slow.
Jenson Button, who took a “break” from racing after 2016 but was retained as a McLaren-Honda ambassador will be taking Fernando Alonso’s seat at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, reports Captain Obvio—er, I mean, Racer. Alonso is taking his own break to run the Indianapolis 500 that weekend.
Former Formula One world champion Jenson Button said he was off to do what he wants this year—but remained under contract with McLaren. Part of that contract may force him to fill in for Fernando Alonso, reports the BBC. While there are other F1 drivers with experience at Monaco out of a drive this year, none are…
Daniel Ricciardo was doing so well at the Monaco Grand Prix. He claimed Red Bull’s first pole position since 2013, and his first at Monaco. He managed to keep his lead for much of the Monaco Grand Prix itself, where the narrow street circuit makes passes extremely hard. Then he got hosed by his own pit crew.
As surprising as it is, Lewis Hamilton’s Monaco Grand Prix win on Sunday was his first in Formula One since clinching the 2015 title at Circuit of The Americas in October. But that wasn’t the main story to come out of the race—rather, it was Red Bull Racing’s royal pit-stop screw up with pole sitter Daniel Ricciardo.
The wetter the better at Monaco, where the unusually tight circuit usually leads to a limited number of moves when dry. Lewis Hamilton had the experience to know that the track can’t stay wet forever and had his rubber ready. The younger Australian, Daniel Ricciardo, wasn’t quite so lucky.
Another weekend, another (ahem) racing incident from Daniil Kvyat. Danny baby, please. Lay off the red mist. Stop bumping Kevin Magnussen around. You’re both in Formula One cars, dude. That’s just not going to work.
A silver Mercedes may win the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, and it’s not the car of Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton. Go, Safety Car, go! The race was so wet, it took seven laps before Race Control went to green, and shortly afterwards, Jolyon Palmer’s Renault slid right into a barrier.
What does Daniel Ricciardo credit for his first-ever pole position at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Red Bull’s first pole since 2013? Balls. Big Australian balls, to be exact.
Jenson Button had a lucky moment in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, as a drain cover was sucked up off the road off Nico Rosberg’s car and whacked into the front of Button’s car. Fortunately, the heavy metal piece struck Button’s tire and not the middle of the front of the car, but it wrecked Rosberg’s wing.
A Mercedes didn’t win the most recent Formula One race—neither of the cars even made it through the opening lap—and a Mercedes won’t sit on pole for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Instead, Daniel Ricciardo took his first-career pole position with the Mercedes teammates right behind him.
Yeah, the Monaco Grand Prix is great and all now, but the real glory days were back before the War, when many of the legends were still being created. Legends like the Auto Union Silver Arrows, pounding through the streets of Monte Carlo. And now you can ride onboard with another legend.
If I have but one regret from today, it's that I missed the most spectacular photo from the Monaco Grand Prix of all.
Not only does this weekend bring us the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, but also the most glamorous race on Earth, the Monaco Grand Prix. And they don't call it "the most glamorous race on Earth" for nothing. This is what it's like to actually be there during qualifying.
The parties at the Monaco Grand Prix top every party in the world. But I had no idea what to expect. I should have expected an Indian fashion show. I met my idols. I got the cold shoulder from a dickish Jeremy Clarkson. This is what it's like inside Monaco's most ridiculous and glamorous F1 party.
The Monaco Grand Prix is the most romantic race on the F1 calendar. The course is tight and cars couldn't help but have some physical contact on the circuit. Things got hott on the riviera.
The biggest drama of the Monaco Grand Prix appeared to be the Kimi versus Perez crash/boxing match promotion. In fact, it was Kimi versus an umbrella.
Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix was so crash-y, I wasn't sure if I was watching Formula One or the NASCAR Coke 600. Never one to mince words, Lotus driver and perennial Jalopnik favorite Kimi Raikkonen had strong ones for McLaren's Sergio Perez when he said the Mexican driver deserves a punch in the face.