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GP Week : Issue 183
Charles Pic: Caterham After a difficult qualifying, Pic launched from 18th on the grid to 15th after a terrific pass on Esteban Gutierrez. Contact with Pastor Maldonado in a scuffle with teammate Giedo van der Garde saw Pic pit for a new nose, but retired 6 laps later with an overheating exhaust. Felipe Massa: Ferrari A crash at Sainte Devote in FP3 forced Massa to start from P21, but the Brazilian quickly made his way up to 16th before being held up by the Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez for most of the race. After graining his tyres from following the Mexican racer, Felipe lost performance and was easy prey for the grippier Force India of Paul di Resta. Pitting one lap later, Massa fared no better, locked up his front tyres and crashed heavily – again – into Ste Devote. Massa was able to walk away from the accident unassisted and was given the all-clear by hospital medical staff. Pastor Maldonado: Williams Maldonado spent much of the race fighting for 18th with Max Chilton, Esteban Gutierrez and Jules Bianchi. After getting a run on Chilton’s Marussia out of the Nouvelle Chicane, Maldonado attempted an ambitious move on Chilton heading into Tabac. As the Marussia driver moved right to take the racing line he made contact with Maldonado’s Williams, forcing him into the Tabac barriers. The Venezuelan racer walked away unhurt, but brought a halt to the race, which was restarted 25 minutes later once the barriers had been repaired. Jules Bianchi: Marussia An engine change forced Bianchi out of qualifying and the Frenchman subsequently started behind teammate Max Chilton for the first time this year. He was unable to make much progress thanks to the early Safety Car period and was unlucky to be caught out by the displaced barriers resulting from the Maldonado/Chilton accident. After rejoining with a new nosecone, Bianchi’s run came to an end on lap 60 at Ste Devote thanks to a brake disc failure that saw him collect the barriers on the escape road to Turn One. Daniel Ricciardo: Toro Rosso Ricciardo was by his own admission outclassed by teammate Jean-Eric Vergne for most of the weekend; despite qualifying just out of the top ten. Daniel was locked in a battle with the Lotus of Romain Grosjean for most of the race until a coming-together between the pair out of the tunnel saw Grosjean launch over Ricciardo’s rear-wing and ending his race. It was an unceremonious end to a frustrating weekend for the West Australian. Romain Grosjean: Lotus F1 Team Romain Grosjean was electric during Free Practice, but two near identical shunts into St. Devote during FP2 and FP3 put the Lotus driver on the back foot heading into qualifying and seemingly unhappy with the cars ‘edgy’ handling. Starting thirteenth on the grid, Grosjean appeared frustrated to be stuck behind Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso for the majority of the race; that was until an ill-considered move on the run to the tricky Nouvelle Chicane saw Grosjean collide with the rear of the Toro Rosso. The resulting damage to the floor of the Lotus determined it was unsafe for Romain to continue and the car was retired. Down and out in Monaco 35 GPWEEK.com // 35 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: F1 >>> MONACO