Monaco GP team-by-team: Mercedes

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

The Mercedes drivers swapped positions on the first lap – and again after the last lap.

Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg
Qualifying position 7 6
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’14.590 (+0.046) 1’14.544
Race position 12 7
Average race lap 1’25.116 (+0.244) 1’24.872
Laps 78/78 78/78
Pit stops 1 1
Monaco GP laptimes: Mercedes
Monaco GP laptimes: Mercedes (click to enlarge)

Michael Schumacher

Beat Rosberg away at the start but ran a little wide at Sainte Devote – possibly trying to keep Rosberg behind – which allowed Rubens Barrichello past the pair of them.

Successfully passed Barrichello via the pit stops but lost position to Alonso.

The final safety car period brought him in range of Alonso and Schumachertried to pass him on the last lap, believing he had been given the all-clear to race.

The stewards disagreed and handed him a 20-second penalty, dropping him from sixth to 12th.

Read more: Schumacher handed 20-second penalty, loses points finish, Mercedes to appeal

Compare Michael Schumacher’s form against his team mate in 2010

Nico Rosberg

Beat Schumacher in qualifying but said he felt he should have done better.

After losing out to Schumacher at the start a very long first stint nearly jumped him ahead of his team mate again. He was relying on Kamui Kobayashi to keep several of his rivals behind and once the Sauber driver retired, Rosberg’s plan was scuppered.

He crossed the line in eighth, which became seventh after Schumacher’s penalty.

Compare Nico Rosberg’s form against his team mate in 2010

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