From start to finish Nico Rosberg of Mercedes lead the pack at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. The race, which started in 1929, has been won by legends of Formula 1, from Stewart, to Prost, to Senna, to Lauda (who is now a chairman at Mercedes F1), the best of the best have managed to successfully navigate the tight spaces of the Monaco road circuit. Thirty years ago, Nico Rosberg’s father, Keke Rosberg, won at Monaco, and Nico was able to pull of a win any father would be proud of.
Rosberg, who grew up in Monaco expressed his excitement in the post race press conference: “…to win at home is very special; a very special day for me. The whole weekend really went perfectly, qualifying [everything]. The start was very close. I had a terrible start! I was close to Sebastian and then with Lewis also, but then that worked out well. After that I could control the pace.”
Finishing in second and third respectively were Sebastain Vettel and Mark Webber both drivers for Red Bull F1, in fourth was Lewis Hamilton who couldn’t get past Webber after losing his second place spot on lap 30. Finishing in fifth was Adrian Sutil, Force India’s daring driver who managed to dive-bomb his way, past Jenson Button of McLaren and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, to a solid fifth place finish.
Felipe Massa wrecked his Ferrari, putting him out of the race and putting Ferrari farther back in the Constructor’s Championship standings. As of now, Red Bull leads the Constructor’s Championship with 164 points while Ferrari is in second with 123 points.
On June 9, drivers will head to Montreal, Canada to take on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
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