Top ten pictures from the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

Felipe Massa, Friday practice

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Monaco, 2013

It was a tough weekend for Felipe Massa in Monaco as he suffered two similar crashes at Sainte Devote. Ferrari found no car fault in the first crash but believed the second was caused by suspension failure.

Romain Grosjean, Saturday

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Monaco, 2013

Romain Grosjean gives his team the thumbs-up. He had a lot to thank them for in a weekend where he damaged his car three times before qualifying began. He crashed again in the race, taking Daniel Ricciardo out.

Jean-Eric Vergne, Saturday

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Monte-Carlo, 2013

Jean-Eric Vergne was in fine form in the wet part of qualifying and duly made it through to Q3 for the first time. He matched the best result of his career in the race, coming home eighth.

Monaco Grand Prix start

Start, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo,

Sebastian Vettel got away well from the line but he couldn’t take advantage of the slow-starting Mercedes which ran side-by-side into the first corner.

Monaco Grand Prix start

Start, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo,

The field heads up Massenet as the crowd looks on.

Lewis Hamilton, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2013

The two Red Bulls passed Lewis Hamilton during his pit stop, leaving him in a classic Monte-Carlo traffic jam.

Nico Hulkenberg, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, Monte-Carlo, 2013

The Safety Car made three appearances during the race after a series of crashes. Nico Hulkenberg was particularly disadvantaged by the latter and couldn’t get his tyres working again after it.

Fernando Alonso, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Monte-Carlo, 2013

Surprisingly Fernando Alonso was passed by both Jenson Button and Adrian Sutil during the race.

Adrian Sutil, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Monte-Carlo, 2013

Adrian Sutil acknowledges the support of the crowd and marshals after a fine drive to fifth.

Nico Rosberg, 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2013

Nico Rosberg celebrates with his team after winning the Monaco Grand Prix. But Mercedes are under investigation after being protested for conducting a tyre test in the build-up to the race.

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28 comments on Top ten pictures from the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 28th May 2013, 17:09

    I wonder how long it is until Grosjean gets kicked out of Lotus: he’s either slow but safe or fast but constantly crashing. He’s costing Lotus so many constructor’s points and damaging others races.

  2. MNM101 (@mnm101) said on 28th May 2013, 18:07

    so a photographer was sitting in the bushes at the hairpin ? LOL

  3. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 28th May 2013, 19:28

    Wow good ones again!
    Those from the start are awesome.

  4. Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 28th May 2013, 20:34

    Every year I watch the Monaco Grand Prix and I envy with open lust the spectators on their balconies overlooking the track. And every year I look at the block of flats at the super-tight hairpin (between Mirabeau and Le Portier where Sutil mugged Alonso) and I see that the ground and third floor always have their shutters down ignoring the race, and I think “What a waste!”
    What are these people doing? Where have they gone, and why haven’t they given me their keys? I’ll feed the cat/goldfish/budgie, I’ll even clean the bathroom (within reason). Just let me use your balcony . . .

    • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 28th May 2013, 21:20

      Agreed – I will even go to the lengths of cleaning the car with my tongue if that’s what is required…

      • Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 28th May 2013, 22:03

        @vettel1 I’ll write them a letter. A clean bathroom and a clean car – they can’t resist that.

        • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 28th May 2013, 22:11

          @timothykatz precisely: all we ask for in return is to be able to put a deck chair in view of the track!

          • Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 28th May 2013, 22:25

            But seriously Max (@vettel1), it is fundamentally weird that these two apartments are always closed up on the race weekend – they have certainly been so for the past five years. And I wonder if there is another reason. Are they rented by visiting teams/drivers/journalists?

          • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 28th May 2013, 23:16

            It does seem rather strange to me that’d be the case as usually hotel prices more than double for the demand – why wouldn’t you rent them out as a landowner if you weren’t interested in watching the race yourself? Seems like wasted revenue to me unless there’s some other reason like you’ve proposed @timothykatz

    • Bazza Spock (@bazza-spock) said on 29th May 2013, 13:01

      I know the exact apartments you mean and i was thinking the same thing. I guess if you have the money to own or even lease one of those places then you probably don’t care for the money you could be making by renting out the place for the weekend — because it’s obvious they’re not fans, and probably just split for Italy for a few days.

  5. lubhz (@lubhz) said on 28th May 2013, 20:42

    Nice one of Massa, quite unusual angle, and unusual to see his car in one piece around Monaco :-)

  6. Commendatore (@commendatore) said on 28th May 2013, 20:44

    Nice pics, but where’s the one with Rosberg and the pigeon during the safety car period? :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xJ6wSQb_LA

  7. Luc said on 28th May 2013, 20:47

    The Monaco train picture is really great! Going to save that one:)

  8. hunocsi (@hunocsi) said on 28th May 2013, 21:07

    The Toro Rosso on the third photo is Ricciardo’s, not Vergne’s.

  9. Jueta (@eljueta) said on 29th May 2013, 10:49

    Grosjean gives the thumbs up “Crash in the first corner? Sure, I can do that!”

  10. WillP said on 29th May 2013, 17:35

    Lewis Hamilton in the last pic, haha.

    “Oh, yay…”

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