2013 Monaco Grand Prix

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The 2013 Monaco Grand Prix (formally known as the Grand Prix de Monaco 2013)<ref name="formal"/> was a Formula One motor race that took place on 26 May 2013 at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the principality of Monaco.<ref name="21 Sept. calendar">Template:Cite news</ref> The race was won by Nico Rosberg for Mercedes AMG Petronas, repeating the feat of his father Keke Rosberg in the 1983 race. The race was the sixth round of the 2013 season, and marked the seventy-second time the Monaco Grand Prix has been held. Rosberg had started the race from pole.<ref name="qualify">Template:Cite news</ref>

Report

Background

Tyres

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the red-banded super-soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, just as they did the previous two years. It was the second time in the season that the super-soft compound was used at a race weekend, as was the case with the soft tyre compound.

Free Practice

Thursday's Free Practice sessions saw many drivers struggling to find grip on the circuit, as Jean-Éric Vergne and Kimi Räikkönen both suffered major lock-ups at turn 4, and went off into the small run-off area. Lewis Hamilton locked up badly at turn 8, with his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, touching the barrier at turn 7. Grosjean and Massa both crashed into the barriers at turn 1, and with Massa's crash being on Saturday morning's Free Practice session, he was unable to compete in qualifying. Adrian Sutil crashed into the outside barrier at turn 2.

Qualifying

The three qualifying sessions were held on 25 May. Q1 and Q2 were rain-affected, with mostly dry conditions for Q3.<ref name="BBC-qual">Template:Cite web</ref>

Q1

Force India's Paul di Resta, Caterham's Charles Pic, Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez, Marussia's Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi, and Ferrari's Felipe Massa did not make it out of the first qualifying session. Bianchi stopped on track with an engine issue before setting a timed lap. Massa did not run a lap as his car was still being repaired following a crash in Free Practice Session No. 3. Giedo van der Garde became the first Caterham driver to advance to the second round of qualifying in the 2013 season.

Q2

Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg, Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo, Lotus' Romain Grosjean, both Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado, as well as Caterham's Giedo van der Garde were knocked out and did not advance.

Q3

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix with a time of 1m13.876s. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel set the next two fastest times during the final round of qualifying.

Race

Rosberg led from pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Marussia's Bianchi started from pit lane after an issue on the starting grid.<ref name=GP_report/> Maldonado and van der Garde had contact which forced Maldonado to pit the Williams for a new front wing. On lap 9, Charles Pic pulled over near the pit entry with an engine fire in the Caterham.<ref name=GP_report/>

Ferrari's Felipe Massa had a large shunt going into Sante Devote, very similar to his crash in the third free practice session on Saturday,<ref name=GP_report/> but this time it was caused by a suspension failure. The safety car was deployed for the first time in the 2013 season and Rosberg retained the lead after a pit stop.<ref name=GP_report/> Hamilton dropped to fourth place after leaving too much of a gap to the Red Bulls.

On lap 45, Maldonado and Chilton touched near Tabac sending Maldonado into the barriers. The race was red flagged to repair damage to the barriers and remove Maldonado's wrecked Williams.<ref name=GP_report/> The race resumed behind the safety car with Rosberg leading Vettel, Webber, and Hamilton. During the red flag stop, Sergio Pérez was given the position by Alonso, who was trying to avoid a penalty caused by an earlier incident at the chicane.<ref name=GP_report/>

Lotus' Grosjean crashed into the back of Toro Rosso's Ricciardo exiting the tunnel and the safety car was brought out once again.<ref name=GP_report/> After the race, it was announced that Grosjean would receive a 10-place grid penalty for the Canada Grand Prix because of the crash.<ref name="BBC_Gros">Template:Cite web</ref>

Pérez touched the barriers near the Nouvelle Chicane after trying to overtake Räikkönen on lap 69, Räikkönen had to pit for new tyres following a puncture caused by the collision.<ref name=GP_report/> Fernando Alonso, team-mate Jenson Button and Räikkönen himself later complained about Pérez's aggressive driving during the race, even though he didn't receive any penalties.<ref name="BBC_punch">Template:Cite web</ref> Pérez later retired after running down the exit road near Rascasse.<ref name=GP_report/>

After Vettel set the race's fastest lap, 1:16.577, on lap 77 Red Bull reprimanded their driver over the radio for taking unnecessary risks, saying that there were no points to be gained for setting the fastest lap. Vettel replied "but satisfaction".<ref name=GP_report/>

Rosberg won the race ahead of Vettel, Webber and Hamilton, having led from start to finish. His victory came 30 years after his father, Keke Rosberg, won the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix.<ref name="Guardian-race">Template:Cite web</ref> Raikkonen passed several cars on the last two laps to take the final points position.<ref name=GP_report>Template:Cite web</ref>

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Classification

Qualifying

Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Template:Tooltip
1 9 Template:Flagicon Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.620 1:16.135 1:13.876 1
2 10 Template:Flagicon Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.779 1:16.265 1:13.967 2
3 1 Template:Flagicon Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:24.243 1:15.988 1:13.980 3
4 2 Template:Flagicon Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:25.352 1:17.322 1:14.181 4
5 7 Template:Flagicon Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:25.835 1:16.040 1:14.822 5
6 3 Template:Flagicon Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:23.712 1:16.510 1:14.824 6
7 6 Template:Flagicon Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.682 1:17.748 1:15.138 7
8 15 Template:Flagicon Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:25.108 1:17.261 1:15.383 8
9 5 Template:Flagicon Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.744 1:17.420 1:15.647 9
10 18 Template:Flagicon Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.699 1:17.623 1:15.703 10
11 11 Template:Flagicon Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.547 1:18.331 11
12 19 Template:Flagicon Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.852 1:18.344 12
13 8 Template:Flagicon Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:23.738 1:18.603 13
14 17 Template:Flagicon Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:24.681 1:19.077 14
15 21 Template:Flagicon Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:26.095 1:19.408 15
16 16 Template:Flagicon Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:23.452 1:21.688 16
17 14 Template:Flagicon Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:26.322 17
18 20 Template:Flagicon Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:26.633 18
19 12 Template:Flagicon Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.917 19
20 23 Template:Flagicon Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:27.303 22Template:Ref
107% time:1:29.293
21 22 Template:Flagicon Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth no time 20Template:Ref
22 4 Template:Flagicon Felipe Massa Ferrari no time 21Template:Ref
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Notes:

  • Template:Note — Max Chilton was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • Template:Note — Jules Bianchi failed to set a qualifying time within the 107% requirement after an engine failure, but was permitted to race at stewards' discretion.<ref name="qualify"/>
  • Template:Note — Felipe Massa failed to set a qualifying time within the 107% requirement after his car was damaged during free practice, and his team were unable to repair the damage in time for him to take part in qualifying, despite changing the gearbox. He was permitted to race as he set qualified time during all three free practice sessions.<ref name="qualify"/>

Race

Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Template:Flagicon Nico Rosberg Mercedes 78 2:17:52.506 1 25
2 1 Template:Flagicon Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 78 +3.889 3 18
3 2 Template:Flagicon Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 78 +6.314 4 15
4 10 Template:Flagicon Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 +13.895 2 12
5 15 Template:Flagicon Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 78 +21.478 8 10
6 5 Template:Flagicon Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 78 +23.104 9 8
7 3 Template:Flagicon Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +26.734 6 6
8 18 Template:Flagicon Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 78 +27.224 10 4
9 14 Template:Flagicon Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 78 +27.608 17 2
10 7 Template:Flagicon Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 78 +36.582 5 1
11 11 Template:Flagicon Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 78 +42.572 11
12 17 Template:Flagicon Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 78 +42.691 14
13 12 Template:Flagicon Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 78 +43.212 19
14 23 Template:Flagicon Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 78 +49.886 22
15 21 Template:Flagicon Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 78 +1:02.591 15
16 6 Template:Flagicon Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 72 Brakes 7
Ret 8 Template:Flagicon Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 63 Collision 13
Ret 19 Template:Flagicon Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 61 Collision 12
Ret 22 Template:Flagicon Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 58 Brakes 20
Ret 16 Template:Flagicon Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 44 Collision 16
Ret 4 Template:Flagicon Felipe Massa Ferrari 28 Suspension 21
Ret 20 Template:Flagicon Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 7 Gearbox 18
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Championship standings after the race

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Drivers' Championship standings
Template:Tooltip Driver Points
10px 1 Template:Flagicon Sebastian Vettel 107
10px 2 Template:Flagicon Kimi Räikkönen 86
10px 3 Template:Flagicon Fernando Alonso 78
10px 4 Template:Flagicon Lewis Hamilton 62
10px 1 5 Template:Flagicon Mark Webber 57

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Constructors' Championship standings
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10px 1 Template:Flagicon Red Bull-Renault 164
10px 2 Template:Flagicon Ferrari 123
10px 3 Template:Flagicon Lotus-Renault 112
10px 4 Template:Flagicon Mercedes 109
10px 5 Template:Flagicon Force India-Mercedes 44

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References

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