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Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, May 25th 2014

Positions at race end

  • 1st: Nico Rosberg
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1:49:27.661

  • 2nd: Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +09.210s

  • 3rd: Daniel Ricciardo
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 1
    +09.614s

  • 4th: Fernando Alonso
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 1
    +32.452s

  • 5th: Nico Hülkenberg
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 6th: Jenson Button
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 7th: Felipe Massa
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 8th: Romain Grosjean
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

  • 9th: Jules Bianchi
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 10th: Kevin Magnussen
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 11th: Marcus Ericsson
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

  • 12th: Kimi Räikkönen
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 3
    1 LAP(s)

  • 13th: Kamui Kobayashi
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +3 LAP(s)s

  • 14th: Max Chilton
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 3
    +3 LAP(s)s

  • 15th: Esteban Gutièrrez
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +19 LAP(s)s

  • 16th: Valtteri Bottas
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 1
    +23 LAP(s)s

  • 17th: Jean-Éric Vergne
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 3
    +28 LAP(s)s

  • 18th: Adrian Sutil
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +55 LAP(s)s

  • 19th: Daniil Kvyat
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 1
    +68 LAP(s)s

  • 20th: Sebastian Vettel
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 2
    +73 LAP(s)s

  • 21st: Sergio Pérez
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +78 LAP(s)s

  • 22nd: Pastor Maldonado
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +78 LAP(s)s

Report

Race report

Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the F1 podium with a lights-to-flag Monaco Grand Prix win as a left-eye problem hampered Lewis Hamilton.

For just over 60 laps Hamilton remained within touching distance of his title rival until he suddenly announced over the radio he could not see out of his left eye, allowing Rosberg to clinch back-to-back wins around the streets of the principality.

It means Hamilton's run of four successive triumphs is over, ensuring Rosberg leapfrogs the Briton in the standings by four points as the toe-to-toe scrap between the duo continues.

Following Saturday's contentious qualifying session, whatever the meaning behind Hamilton's post-event remarks, he was never in contention to attack Rosberg throughout the race.

Rosberg was found not guilty by the stewards of deliberately out-braking himself heading into Mirabeau in the final session.

That, in turn, forced him to head down the escape road, bringing out yellow flags that thwarted Hamilton behind who was, at the time, on a quicker lap, so denying him pole.

Hamilton suggested Rosberg's actions were intentional, and in response added he would "take a page'' out of the book of hero Ayrton Senna as he "quite liked the way'' the late three-times champions dealt with things, in reference to his bitter feud with Alain Prost.

But come the start, and more than likely with the words of his bosses ringing in his ears, Hamilton filed in behind Rosberg into the first corner, and from that point on was forced to play the waiting game.

But halfway round the opening lap, however, Force India's Sergio Perez was tagged by former McLaren team-mate Jenson Button at the top of the hairpin.

It resulted in Perez being spun around into the barrier where his car came to rest, almost facing the wrong way, resulting in the immediate introduction of the safety car for the fifth successive year.

At that stage Perez was the second retirement as Pastor Maldonado did not even make it off the grid for the formation lap due to a technical issue.

Once the safety car peeled away at the end of lap three, from fourth place reigning four-times champion Sebastian Vettel was passed by a number of cars, and it was apparent the German had his own problems.

On the occasion of his 100th grands prix for Red Bull, Vettel first complained of a lack of power, and then after a trip to the pits he was unable to move out of first gear, resulting in his retirement after seven laps.

With drivers dropping like flies, Daniil Kvyat's maiden race around Monaco ended after 11 laps with his Toro Rosso running into power unit problems.

Departee number five came on lap 25, with Adrian Sutil in his Sauber crunching into a barrier down the hill out of the exit of the tunnel, sending debris across the circuit and leading to a second safety car period.

In the pit-stop window at that time, it resulted in a flurry of cars taking on fresh rubber, and with a seemingly paranoid Hamilton far from happy.

In a radio message after the stop, he said: "I knew I should have stopped (before the safety car). I also knew you wouldn't call me in guys.''

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was an unfortunate loser as the Finn had been running a superb third, only to collect a puncture following his first stop due to a minor collision with Marussia's Max Chilton, forcing him into a second stop immediately after.

Further retirements followed, with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne and Valtteri Bottas in his Williams suffering blown engines, whilst the second Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez clipped a barrier at La Rascasse.

Following the Gutierrez incident on lap 61, Hamilton closed the gap to 0.6secs, but over the following laps lost considerable time as his eye issue materialised.

Come the flag he finished 9.2secs behind Rosberg, and with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo up his exhaust as the Australian closed in over the closing stages, but did not have an opportunity to pass.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fourth ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in his Force and then Button, with Felipe Massa seventh for Williams.

In the points for the first time in their history, and at the 83rd attempt, are Marussia with Jules Bianchi eighth.

The Frenchman, however, will drop to ninth with the addition of a five- second penalty for taking an earlier five-second stop-go punishment under a safety car period.

It means Lotus' Romain Grosjean will be eighth, with Kevin Magnussen in his McLaren 10th.

Qualification - Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, May 24th 2014

POSDriverNationalityTeamTime
1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.989
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+0.059s
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing+0.395s
4Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing+0.558s
5Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari+0.697s
6Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari+1.400s
7Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso+1.551s
8Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes+1.566s
9Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso+2.101s
10Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team+2.338s
11Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team+1.857s
12Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes+1.999s
13Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing+2.093s
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team+2.207s
15Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team+2.367s
16Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racingno time
17Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team+2.752s
18Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team+2.756s
19Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team+3.343s
20Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team+3.939s
21Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team+4.144s
22Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team+5.743s

Driver Standings

POSDriverNationalityTeamPTS
1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team238
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team216
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing166
4Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing122
5Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari121
6Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing106
7Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes72
8Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team70
9Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing55
10Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari41
11Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team39
12Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes38
13Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso11
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team8
15Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso8
16Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team2
17Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team0
18Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team0
19Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team0
20Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team0
21Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team0
22Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team0
23Andre LottererDEUCaterham F1 Team0

Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, May 25th 2014

POSDriverNationalityTeamTime
1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:49:27.661
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team09.210
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing09.614
4Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari32.452
5Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team1 lap(s)
6Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes1 lap(s)
7Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing1 lap(s)
8Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team1 lap(s)
9Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team1 lap(s)
10Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes1 lap(s)
11Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team1 lap(s)
12Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari1 lap(s)
13Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team3 lap(s)
14Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team3 lap(s)
15Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team19 lap(s)
16Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing23 lap(s)
17Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso28 lap(s)
18Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team55 lap(s)
19Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso68 lap(s)
20Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing73 lap(s)
21Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team78 lap(s)
22Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team78 lap(s)