The Monday Morning Crew Chief writes:
"My thoughts: Monaco Grand Prix"
Posted by martin-n-rusty on May 27, 2012
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Not a lot of passing, but... - Monaco produced a good, intriguing race. Was it going to rain? Was it not? Monaco showed that you don't need a boatload of passes to make a race exciting, but the boys put on a good show.
Just like Bruno Senna's Spain car... - Williams looked like, at least looking at the finish standings, like they went up in smoke. If it wasn't for a failed gamble by Jean-Eric Vergne, Williams would of went from winners to chumps.
I guess Romain Grosjean pissed off a leprechaun again - Checkers or 1st lap wreckers. Poor guy, he is doing reasonably well. If that bad luck bug wasn't biting him in the start, we all know he would be much better off in the standings.
To the race directors - You put that opening incident under investigation?!? Maybe Nigel Mansell (who was helping out this weekend) talked some sense into someone, but I thought it was clearly obvious that drivers were using that short cut to avoid an incident, not gain ground to get an unfair advantage. Shouldn't have taken a former driver to figure that out.
We are STILL having a crazy season! - I said after Spain that Lotus looked like the most consistent team... then the bad luck bug hits Grosjean, and Kimi Raikkonen can only finish 9th. Whoever I say looks good next, I apologize for your poor performance in Montreal.
Some other off topic stuff...
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!! - All 3 big races having Aussies on the front row in some capacity (Mark Webber and Ryan Briscoe on pole, Marcos Ambrose on the outside of the front row for the 600). Too bad Briscoe and, as I am typing this, Ambrose, can't pull off duplicate wins. Wouldn't that had been something for Australia.
Finally - I do thank all that have died for the USA, and those that have defended our freedom. I might not say God Bless America (I think god blesses all, not just one nation), but I am thankful to live in a country where I have freedoms that others could only dream of. Thank you vets, and for those that died defending our (American) freedoms, you have made the ultimate sacrifice, and you have not died in vain. Thank you.
1. Red Bull (5) - Interesting strategy by Sebastian Vettel. Too bad it didn't work out.
2. Ferrari (4) - I STILL say Felipe Massa should be booted out of his ride. Let's see if he can string together 2 reasonable points finishes in a row.
3. Mercedes (7) - Can someone put Michael Schumacher out to pasture?!? Or at least the gremlins that seem to inhabit his car?!?
4. Force India (8) - I'm putting them ahead of some cars this week, since they were able to have a reasonable race throughout the whole race. Other teams might have had one car do well, but had other cars race like garbage.
5. McLaren (3) - What the hell happened to Jenson Button?
6. Lotus (1) - While we are trying to kill off Schumacher's gremlins, can we kill off the bad luck cloud that seems to try and stick around Grosjean at the starts?
7. Williams (2) - Ouch. Only bad strategy got them any kind of point this weekend.
8. Sauber (6) - Kamui Kobayashi out early, and Sergio Perez only has the fastest race lap to show for the weekend.
9. Toro Rosso (9) - I know some would question why they decided to throw intermediates on Vergne, but had it ended up raining, they would have looked like geniuses. Just bad luck kept them out of the points.
10. Caterham (10) - I ALMOST decided to put them in the 9 spot instead of Toro Rosso. But at least Vergne was in contention for points. Not enough cars fell out. Gotta hope for a high attrition filled race for points now.
11. Marussia (11) - I'm going to give a shot out to their GP3 race team. Type in Conor Daly GP3 crash, or something of the sort on YouTube, and see what kind of idiots they have racing in their lower levels.
12. HRT (12) - Instead of being a moving chicane, can they be moving speedbumps for Monaco?!? Just have their cars built so everybody else can just ride over them whenever and wherever?!?
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