Monaco Grand Prix schedule Friday, 26.5.2023 13.30 – 14.30 1st free practice 17.00 – 18.00 2. free practice Saturday, 27.5.2023 12.30 – 13.30 3. free practice 16.00 – 17.00 Qualifications Sunday, 28.5.2023 15.00 – 17.00 XNUMX Race
The FIA is ready to investigate the circumstances of Sergio Perez's crash in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix after rumors emerged that the Mexican would admit it was a deliberate act, but on the condition that one of his rivals makes a formal complaint. In the last part of qualifying, Perez crashed into the guardrail at the side of the track, causing the practice to be interrupted, and none of the competitors managed to beat his time. Perez won the race, but it all came to light after the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Perez's team-mate Max Verstappen refused the team's request to give up his seat to the Mexican. Unofficially, it was supposed to be a grudge from Monaco, as Verstappen was well on his way to winning the best starting position.
F1 will continue to race on the streets of the Principality of Monaco as a new three-year contract was signed on Tuesday. The future of the prestigious race has been in great question in recent weeks and months due to many obstacles and details, but Stefano Domenicali announced today that Monaco will remain on the F1 racing calendar until at least 2025. According to some estimates, Monaco has counted for a place on the calendar " only" 15 million euros, or at least half less than most other racetracks, which is why F1 tried either to increase the fee, or the place on the calendar would go to another organizer. The owners of F1 are also said not to like the fact that they hired their own director to broadcast the races, instead of the employees of F1 TV taking care of it. and it was also disputed that Monaco was a dovo at the track
Jos Verstappen was very unhappy with the strategy he chose for his son Max at Sunday’s race in Monaco at Red Bull. This is supposed to enable Sergio Perez to win the race. After Ferrari took the lead in the start of the race, Red Bull called Sergio Perez to change tires in the XNUMXth round. Verstappen did so two laps later. After a mess at Ferrari at the stops, Perez took the lead and Verstappen was third. Jos believes Red Bull could have chosen a more aggressive stop strategy as the overall leader. "As a father, I'm disappointed with the outcome of the race. Max's third place is not the best result," Jos told Max Verstappn's official website.
Carlos Sainz expressed his anger over Nicolas Latifi after the race. The Canadian allegedly obstructed the Spaniard in the out-lap, thus preventing him from taking the lead and a possible victory. When the track in Monaco started to dry after the initial rain, Sainz decided to stay on the tires for a completely wet track until it dried enough and allowed the use of dry track tires. A strategy with which he could come from third place to his first victory of his career. But due to the slow first lap after the stop, he was overtaken by Sergio Perez, who later drove the lap to his second stop and took the lead with a two-second lead. Immediately after the race, Sainz admitted that he lost the chance to win in his "out-lap" when overtaking the lap of the racers behind.
Sergio Perez is the winner of the seventh race of the season in Monaco. He was joined on stage by Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530942665487003654 Charles Leclerc finished fourth at home. Monaco was a victim of Ferrari's strategy this time. Fifth place went to George Russell ahead of Land Norris and Fernando Alonso. Eighth was Lewis Hamilton. Esteban Ocon and Valtteri Bottas finished in the top ten. The race started with an hour's delay behind the safety car due to rain. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530898904119746560 Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll crashed into a wall while driving behind a safety car and had to drive to change their wings and tires. The “real race” then began at the start of the third lap
Helmut Marko believes that race commissioners should punish Charles Leclerc. Namely, Monačan missed the weigh-in place in the second part of the qualifications. He was then pushed there by Ferrari mechanics. Ferrari claimed that they did not change anything on the car during the move. The incident is not under investigation. Nevertheless, this did not stop Mark from demanding a penalty for Monaco, who together with Carlos Sainz occupied the first starting line-up. He told the Austrian ORF after the qualifiers: "He drove past the weigh-in. They didn't change anything on the race car, but according to the rules he would deserve a penalty. I have nothing against Leclerc. the result, but I don't think the mechanics are pushing back. "
Charles Leclerc won the best starting position before his home race in Monaco. His teammate Carlos Sainz will start the race from the first starting line, while the second starting line will be occupied by Red Bull Racing racers Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530566491766136837 The qualifiers ended 30 seconds prematurely after Perez spun and Sainz crashed into him and the judges hung a red flag. Fifth was McLaren racer Lando Norris ahead of Georg Russell and Fernando Alonso, who also crashed into the tires when Perez and Sainz crashed. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530566206998052869 Lewis Hamilton finished qualifying in eighth place, ahead of Sebastian Vettl and Esteban Ocon.
Sergio Perez set the fastest time (1: 12.476) of the third free practice in Monaco. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530504768136925184 Most of the training was alternated at the top by Red Bull and Ferrari racers. The second was the best from yesterday's training Charles Leclerc ahead of team rivals Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappn. Fifth was Pierre Gasly ahead of Land Norris and Lewis Hamilton. Kevin Magnussen, George Russell and Fernando Alonso also finished in the top ten. Results: https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530520511339499520
Charles Leclerc and Ferrari are determined to take the best starting position in the qualifiers on Saturday and be the first to cross the finish line on Sunday. So the theory, so the plan, what the reality will be, and we will be smarter tomorrow and Sunday. But judging by the performances of the Reds and especially Leclerc in both trainings, we can confirm their role as favorites without a guilty conscience. This time in the second practice, both Maranello race cars were practically in their league. Behind the red Ferraris are both Red Bulls, who this time were unable to keep up with the pace of the F1-75 race car. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1530219221170499589 Charles Leclerc is determined to cheer on home fans on Sunday. And while George Russell, despite the difficulties, again managed to drive an encouraging workout, Le did