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Grand Prix of Monaco
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Track: Circuit de Monaco
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Formula One Betting Online: At the end of May, what is perhaps the most famous Formula 1 race in the world will kick off in the beautiful seaside city of Monte Carlo, as the top drivers in the world descend on the Monaco Grand Prix looking to cement their names in history. All of the best drivers over the years have raced through the streets of Monte Carlo and brought home the title, and now, we are set for another man to speed past the rest and claim the victory for himself.
Legendary names decorate the history books surrounding Monte Carlo. Many drivers have won the sport's top event multiple times. Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart each won the event three times, while Alain Prost claims four victories to his belt. Graham "Mr. Monaco" Hill claims five wins as does perhaps the best driver of all time, Michael Schumacher, who also owns the track record. However, the record for most Monaco wins of all time resides with Ayrton Senna who dominated with 6 over a 7-year span.
Only two current drivers have won more than once at Monaco: Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, each with two wins. Webber comes in as the defending champion and winner of two of the last three events. Still, top-tier drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, and Lewis Hamilton all have a win under each of their belts, meaning a win here will vault them into elite, multiple winners company.
The race kicks off at 8:00 AM ET on Sunday, May 26, so set your alarm to get up a little earlier than you normally would on a Sunday, grab a light breakfast, and sit down to watch one of the most beautiful and prestigious races the motor world has to offer.
2013 Monaco Grand Prix Winner - Nico Rosberg follows in father's footsteps
Nico Rosberg looked almost overwhelmed by his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, 30 years after his father, Keke, had triumphed on the same tight streets. It was the 27-year-old's second win of his career – following his victory in China last year – and he led from start to finish as he moved up to sixth in the championship.
Rosberg finished ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and on the day after an enthralling Champions League final it was a good time to be German. It was some weekend for Rosberg. He dominated all three of the practice sessions before winning the qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. And he had also taken pole in the previous three races.
He sprinted away but three times he was hauled back by the introduction of the safety car. However, the safety car might have helped because it allowed Rosberg to drive well within himself for several laps and that protected his sensitive tyres.
2012 Monaco Grand Prix Winner - Mark Webber celebrates his second street success with Red Bull in Monte Carlo
Webber’s win made Formula One history as he became the sixth different winner in six grands prix, the first time that has happened, moving alongside team-mate Sebastian Vettel in joint second in the drivers’ standings, just three points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso.
With no one team or driver stamping their authority on the season, we have an extraordinary situation heading to the seventh race of the season in Canada whereby the top six drivers are separated by the 25 points on offer for one race win.
But while the racing has been hugely unpredictable, it has also stimulated a debate about whether it is good for the sport.
McLaren’s Jenson Button admitted last week that he was worried races this season were becoming lotteries; that unless teams quickly got to grips with this year’s Pirelli tyres fans would begin to question whether the fastest cars were winning, or simply the luckiest.
2011 Monaco Grand Prix Results
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed and exciting Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on Sunday 29 May 2011, just ahead of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari and Jenson Button in the McLaren. Mark Webber drove the other Red Bull to fourth place, one ahead of Kamui Kobayashi in the Sauber.
Lewis Hamilton came sixth in the other McLaren but the race ended with no decision from stewards over a late crash with Pastor Maldonado in the Williams, so Hamilton may still be hit with a penalty. Adrian Sutil in the Force India came in seventh, despite being involved in a crash. Lotus Reanult’s Nick Heidfeld was eighth.
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