2013 Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco  2013 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season
Circuit de Monaco
Circuit de Monaco
Date 26 May 2013
Official name Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2013[1]
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.08 mi)
Distance 78 laps, 260.52 km (162.24 mi)
Weather Warm and sunny
Pole position
Driver Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:13.876
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:16.577 on lap 77
Podium
First Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Second Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Third Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault

The 2013 Monaco Grand Prix (formally known as the Grand Prix de Monaco 2013)[1] was a Formula One motor race that took place on 26 May 2013 at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the principality of Monaco.[2] The race was won by Nico Rosberg for Mercedes AMG Petronas, repeating the feat of his father Keke Rosberg in the 1983 race. The race was the sixth round of the 2013 season, and marked the seventy-second time the Monaco Grand Prix has been held. Rosberg had started the race from pole.[3]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Tyres[edit]

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the red-banded super-soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, just as they did the previous two years. It was the second time in the season that the super-soft compound was used at a race weekend, as was the case with the soft tyre compound.[4]

Free Practice[edit]

Thursday's Free Practice sessions saw many drivers struggling to find grip on the circuit, as Jean-Éric Vergne and Kimi Räikkönen both suffered major lock-ups at turn 4, and went off into the small run-off area. Lewis Hamilton locked up badly at turn 8, with his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, touching the barrier at turn 7. Grosjean and Massa both crashed into the barriers at turn 1, and with Massa's crash being on Saturday morning's Free Practice session, he was unable to compete in qualifying. Adrian Sutil crashed into the outside barrier at turn 2.

Qualifying[edit]

The three qualifying sessions were held on 25 May. Q1 and Q2 were rain-affected, with mostly dry conditions for Q3.[5]

Q1[edit]

Force India's Paul di Resta, Caterham's Charles Pic, Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez, Marussia's Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi, and Ferrari's Felipe Massa did not make it out of the first qualifying session. Bianchi stopped on track with an engine issue before setting a timed lap. Massa did not run a lap as his car was still being repaired following a crash in Free Practice Session No. 3. Giedo van der Garde became the first Caterham driver to advance to the second round of qualifying in the 2013 season.

Q2[edit]

Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg, Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo, Lotus' Romain Grosjean, both Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado, as well as Caterham's Giedo van der Garde were knocked out and did not advance.

Q3[edit]

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix with a time of 1m13.876s. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel set the next two fastest times during the final round of qualifying.[6]

Race[edit]

Rosberg led from pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Marussia's Bianchi started from pit lane after an issue on the starting grid.[7] Maldonado and van der Garde had contact which forced Maldonado to pit the Williams for a new front wing. On lap 9, Charles Pic pulled over near the pit entry with an engine fire in the Caterham.[7]

Ferrari's Felipe Massa had a large shunt going into Sainte Devote, very similar to his crash in the third free practice session on Saturday,[7] but this time it was caused by a suspension failure.[8] The safety car was deployed for the first time in the 2013 season and Rosberg retained the lead after a pit stop.[7] Hamilton dropped to fourth place after leaving too much of a gap to the Red Bulls.

On lap 45, Maldonado and Chilton touched near Tabac sending Maldonado into the barriers. The race was red flagged to repair damage to the barriers and remove Maldonado's wrecked Williams.[7] The race resumed behind the safety car with Rosberg leading Vettel, Webber, and Hamilton. During the red flag stop, Sergio Pérez was given the position by Alonso, who was trying to avoid a penalty caused by an earlier incident at the chicane.[7]

Lotus' Grosjean crashed into the back of Toro Rosso's Ricciardo exiting the tunnel and the safety car was brought out once again.[7] After the race, it was announced that Grosjean would receive a 10-place grid penalty for the Canada Grand Prix because of the crash.[9]

Pérez touched the barriers near the Nouvelle Chicane after trying to overtake Räikkönen on lap 69, Räikkönen had to pit for new tyres following a puncture caused by the collision.[7] Fernando Alonso, team-mate Jenson Button and Räikkönen himself later complained about Pérez's aggressive driving during the race, even though he didn't receive any penalties.[10] Pérez later retired after running down the exit road near Rascasse.[7]

After Vettel set the race's fastest lap, 1:16.577, on lap 77 Red Bull reprimanded their driver over the radio for taking unnecessary risks, saying that there were no points to be gained for setting the fastest lap. Vettel replied "but satisfaction".[7]

Rosberg won the race ahead of Vettel, Webber and Hamilton, having led from start to finish. His victory came 30 years after his father, Keke Rosberg, won the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix.[11] Raikkonen passed several cars on the last two laps to take the final points position.[7]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.620 1:16.135 1:13.876 1
2 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.779 1:16.265 1:13.967 2
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:24.243 1:15.988 1:13.980 3
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:25.352 1:17.322 1:14.181 4
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:25.835 1:16.040 1:14.822 5
6 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:23.712 1:16.510 1:14.824 6
7 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.682 1:17.748 1:15.138 7
8 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:25.108 1:17.261 1:15.383 8
9 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.744 1:17.420 1:15.647 9
10 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.699 1:17.623 1:15.703 10
11 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.547 1:18.331 11
12 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.852 1:18.344 12
13 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:23.738 1:18.603 13
14 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:24.681 1:19.077 14
15 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:26.095 1:19.408 15
16 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:23.452 1:21.688 16
17 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:26.322 17
18 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:26.633 18
19 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.917 19
20 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:27.303 221
107% time:1:29.293
21 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth no time 202
22 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari no time 213
Source:[3]

Notes:

  • ^1Max Chilton was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[12]
  • ^2Jules Bianchi failed to set a qualifying time within the 107% requirement after an engine failure, but was permitted to race at stewards' discretion.[3]
  • ^3Felipe Massa failed to set a qualifying time within the 107% requirement after his car was damaged during free practice, and his team were unable to repair the damage in time for him to take part in qualifying, despite changing the gearbox. He was permitted to race as he set qualified time during all three free practice sessions.[3]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 78 2:17:52.506 1 25
2 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 78 +3.889 3 18
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 78 +6.314 4 15
4 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 +13.895 2 12
5 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 78 +21.478 8 10
6 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 78 +23.104 9 8
7 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +26.734 6 6
8 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 78 +27.224 10 4
9 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 78 +27.608 17 2
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 78 +36.582 5 1
11 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 78 +42.572 11
12 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 78 +42.691 14
13 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 78 +43.212 19
14 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 78 +49.886 22
15 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 78 +1:02.591 15
16 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 72 Brakes 7
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 63 Collision 13
Ret 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 61 Collision 12
Ret 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 58 Brakes 20
Ret 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 44 Collision 16
Ret 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 28 Suspension 21
Ret 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 7 Gearbox 18
Sources:[13][14]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Pirelli tweak hard tyre as latest nominations revealed". Formula One. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Benson, Andrew (25 May 2013). "Monaco GP: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position". BBC. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
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  9. ^ Benson, Andrew (26 May 2013). "Monaco GP: Lotus's Romain Grosjean penalised for shunt". BBC. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  10. ^ Benson, Andrew (26 May 2013). "Monaco GP: Sergio Perez should be punched, says Kimi Raikkonen". BBC. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  11. ^ Weaver, Paul (26 May 2013). "Nico Rosberg gives Mercedes F1 victory at dramatic Monaco GP". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  12. ^ "Chilton gets gearbox penalty". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "2013 Monaco Grand Prix – Classifications". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2013 – Provisional results". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 


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