Lots more Monaco Grand Prix analysis and reaction coming your way today. Here’s the Monday round-up:
Williams CEO Adam Parr: “Nobody in F1 wants [a tyre war]. I think one of them likes the idea that it is not hiding away behind a sole supplier relationship, and that it is open to competition. We would all recognise that that tyre supplier is more than capable of conducting a tyre war, but there is no appetite or potential for a tyre war now.”
“Just before I retired I could feel the steering alignment was a bit uneven ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ on the right hand corners I had to use maximum lock, even in the tunnel, and it got the point where it didn?óÔé¼Ôäót feel safe anymore”
Comment of the day
There were a lot of good points made about the Schumacher controversy but I thought Daniel made one of the best early assessments of what happened:
The [Sporting Regulations] article was badly written and it should be changed, but you still can understand it.
When it says ?óÔé¼?ôIt will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking?óÔé¼?Ø you can see the safety car must enter the pit lane at the last lap (probably to avoid an ?óÔé¼?ôugly picture?óÔé¼?Ø with the safety car leading the field at the end), but the cars should go on until the chequered flag, as if the safety car was ahead, because they?óÔé¼Ôäóre not allowed to overtake.
It?óÔé¼Ôäós badly written because at the beginning it says ?óÔé¼?ôWhen the race ends under the safety car…?óÔé¼?Ø leading to an alternative interpretation that would consider Schumacher?óÔé¼Ôäós pass legal.
It would be much more trouble-free if the safety car crossed the line ahead, or, if it came in before, if the track marshals kept waving yellow flags to make it clear you can?óÔé¼Ôäót overtake.
Honestly, I think his pass was illegal, even though it was fantastic from the racing point of view
Happy birthday to Tenerifeman!
On this day in F1
Carlos Reutemann scored his final Grand Prix win on this day on this day in 1981. He lost a championship battle with Nelson Piquet that year and suddenly announced his retirement just two races into 1982.