2014 Monaco Grand Prix grid

2014 Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2014

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’15.989
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’16.048
Row 2 3. Daniel Ricciardo 1’16.384
Red Bull
4. Sebastian Vettel 1’16.547
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’16.686
6. Kimi Raikkonen 1’17.389
Row 4 7. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’17.540
Toro Rosso
8. Kevin Magnussen 1’17.555
Row 5 9. Daniil Kvyat 1’18.090
Toro Rosso
10. Sergio Perez 1’18.327
Force India
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’17.846
Force India
12. Jenson Button 1’17.988
Row 7 13. Valtteri Bottas 1’18.082
14. Romain Grosjean 1’18.196
Row 8 15. Pastor Maldonado 1’18.356
16. Felipe Massa No time
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’18.741
18. Adrian Sutil 1’18.745
Row 10 19. Max Chilton 1’19.928
20. Kamui Kobayashi 1’20.133
Row 11 21. Jules Bianchi* 1’19.332
22. Marcus Ericsson** 1’21.732

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change
**Will start from pit lane due to penalty

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147 comments on 2014 Monaco Grand Prix grid

  1. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 24th May 2014, 14:10

    If you went solely by the reaction of the Sky Sports pundits you’d swear Nico Rosberg had committed a heinous crime. He made a mistake and benefited from it, but the incredibly biased presenters are already spewing out conspiracy theories and carrying on like it was a foregone conclusion that their golden boy Hamilton was going to get pole. Unbelievable.

  2. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 24th May 2014, 14:11

    MGU-K problem again for Vettel. I wonder what can he do with the car being in proper condition.

  3. Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 24th May 2014, 14:12

    Another 1 for RIC ! Wooooooohooooooooooo ! Told U Vettel is trashed ! Mark my words: Vettel is history at RBR !!!!!! There’s a new king in the team: RICCIARDO !

    • Mayank (@mjf1fan) said on 24th May 2014, 14:17

      MGU-K problem for Vettel. I’m sure if Vettel was just 2 tenths down despite this problem, he would have been very close to Ricciardo or may be in front of him. Wait and watch how vettel again rises.

      • Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 24th May 2014, 15:15

        Sorry, maybe I’m going too far, but a driver w/o a single win to be more competitive than a 4-time WDC, with more F1 experience too, barely older…….. is quite amazing ! No ??!?! Personally, I find this even embarassing than what happened to Alonso in 2007. That’s because ALO is not a 4-time WDC and did not have full backup from the team. It’s quite obvious VET was the image of RBR at the start of the season, while HAM was in the “soul” of every McLaren member in 2007. It was a british driver in a british car ! That’s what every team wants.

    • Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 24th May 2014, 14:20

      To be fair, Vettel was faster than Ricciardo in Q2, and he faced a problem with his ERS plus the yellow flag compromised everybody’s lap, but still a very solid performance by Dan

  4. PeterG said on 24th May 2014, 14:13

    Don’t believe that was a deliberate mistake, As was shown on Sky he was pushing over the limit & had also made a mistake & ran slightly wide at Casino.

    The ‘odd’ wheel movement is something i’ve seen a few times at that corner this weekend from drivers locking up over the bumps & camber changes.

  5. petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 24th May 2014, 14:17

    “Lewis, obviously it’s ironinc Nico’s mistake and subsequent yellow flags meant you couldn’t beat his time.”

    “Yeah it was Ironic. But I was a couple tenths up so….”

    • kpcart said on 24th May 2014, 14:26

      its irrelevant now, this is a drivers track, and Hamilton could not dominate his teammate the way other great drivers do. he obviously needed to be running last and rely on track evolution to beat rosberg today. tough luck mate. Hamilton has a history of not deliverying on drivers tracks – this makes him not a “true great””of f1, and A driver, but not A+. his only win at Monaco came very lucky after he hit the wall and safety cars. the time he should have won he crashed in qualifying and then into Massa in the race. lets see what happens tomorrow – all he has to do is beat one driver and somehow he will be in the history books as winning 2 Monaco GPs.

      • Dan said on 24th May 2014, 14:30

        lol he was dominating Alo in 2007 Alo was very lucky to win. You telling Me Montreal, Hungary and Singapre are not drivers tracks? Lol 0.059 wa the gap your hate is childish i wish Keith would ban you it is every article from you about 1 man. Why lol?

      • sam said on 24th May 2014, 14:31

        You clearly do not like lewis and keep making up bs to fit your narrative

      • jeffreyj said on 24th May 2014, 17:19

        KPCart, your obvious anti Hamilton colored comments make you look pretty immature.

        Everybody is allowed their opinion of course, however poor the rational behind them may be, but I do feel the urge to point out this particularly immature reaction.

  6. petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 24th May 2014, 14:17

    Nico just admitted he was reversing towards the track as Hamilton went by. Why was he reversing? Surely wait til the end of the session?

    • Fumbles (@) said on 24th May 2014, 20:07

      Surely his car would have turned off by the time that every car went round the track? Unless his engineer was telling him the exact right time to go back on the track for space (presuming there was space) there was no set time it would have taken him to get the car back on the track and the green flag waved. Surely all he could do was turn the car around and join the track again, as you would at any other track.

  7. sam said on 24th May 2014, 14:19

    Look at the steering movements and how late he broke, clearly locked it up on purpose

    • Albert said on 24th May 2014, 14:21

      Not even experts can judge with conviction something like that, so I seriously doubt you can.

      • sam said on 24th May 2014, 14:23

        You ever see anyone jerking the wheel left and right in a braking zone before if they werent out of control like kvyat? He didnt lock up till after the steering inputs.

        • DaveFLO said on 24th May 2014, 14:28

          Yes I have, In practice this weekend when drivers locked up & went off at the same corner.

          The people who think Nico did that deliberately need to just go back & watch similar off’s at that corner on Thursday & you will see exactly the same movements on the wheel.

          • mystic one (@mysticus) said on 24th May 2014, 16:59

            Problem with Nico’s “honest” mistake was, his car seemed to aim the run-off area… There would be no conspiracy if he moved to the end of the run off, instead he reversed… He was saying he didnt know where Hamilton was, still doesnt justify this move, instead it just puts more fuel to the flames!
            If he didnt “honestly” reverse, he wouldnt have ruined anyone’s lap… Not just LH, his calibre of a person would know about the time, there would be drivers behind, obviously, unless he thought he was the only hungry person in track while everybody else was having their lunch?

          • PeterG said on 24th May 2014, 17:04

            If he didnt “honestly” reverse, he wouldnt have ruined anyone’s lap

            He would because the yellow flag’s would still have stayed out forcing others to slow down in that sector.

            In the past when drivers have run straght there the yellow’s have remained out until the car was safety removed behind the barriers by the crane, Would have been no different today.

  8. Pennyroyal tea (@peartree) said on 24th May 2014, 14:19

    I didn’t live up to watch watch Ayrton vs Prost but I’m glad I’m here for this. Prost told Rosberg to be more aggressive and Rosberg Senna himself up, with some inspiration though.

  9. kpcart said on 24th May 2014, 14:21

    modern f1 – sounded like tractors reverberating around the track not racecars, and such a lame end to qualifying – they should have ended it after q2 with the advantage 1 team has.

    • DaveFLO said on 24th May 2014, 14:26

      modern f1 – sounded like tractors

      They sounded like racecars to me.

      Wish all this whining about the sound would stop already as its getting really annoying.

      There is nothing wrong with the way these new cars sound, They sound like proper racecars to me & none of the stupid ‘tractors’ or whatever other nonsence the whiners like to say & having been at the Spanish Gp there isn’t much wrong with the volume either.

      The old v8’s were loud but they all sounded the same & all just sounded like noise. You couldn’t enjoy them because you had to wear ear protection, I hated them.
      These new engines sound better, Each unit sounds different, There still loud & you can actually enjoy the sound.

      People should stop whining about a problem that doesn’t exist.

      • kpcart said on 24th May 2014, 14:27

        no these ones sound like noise. the v8s sounded loud and racy.

        • DaveFLO said on 24th May 2014, 14:34

          Have you been at a track this year & actually heard then?
          Did you ever hear the V8s?

          I’ve heard both & as was been discussed on the GP2 coverage yesterday the V8’s were just loud, They sounded flat, All sounded the same & at the end of the day just made a very loud noise which meant you had to wear ear protection which took away a lot of the atmosphere & meant you could never really enjoy it.

          These V6’s sound better, OK there quieter but in person they still sound like powerful racing engines & are quite a bit louder in person than they sound on TV.

          I honestly can’t see what all the fuss is about & why so many untruths about how these things actually sound are been spread.

          • mystic one (@mysticus) said on 24th May 2014, 17:08

            People will comment about anything as useless as the sound of the cars… If people are so obsessed with sound, just put on some you tube video of old cars, revving and running by, while watching the real racing… Why do people like to have their cars make soo much noise if beyond me, and i hear a lot of youngsters hipsters modifying their exhausts to get them louder and constant revving around, just make me wanna crash their car up their stuff in their back sides… When you are on a plane *which is a lot faster than these cars* do you like it being louder as well? People are just silly and complaining about cars dont make noise but they are ok with them for still going as fast…

    • Broc Smith (@strifeforce) said on 24th May 2014, 15:36

      I could understand the complaints if we went straight from the V10’s to V6 Turbos, but the V8’s diddn’t exactly sound amazing either. At least now you can hear the tires squealing, the blow off valve, etc. It’s a good noise, but not overwhelming either. I like it.

    • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 24th May 2014, 16:20

      You must be around some pretty amazing tractors.

  10. AlokIn (@) said on 24th May 2014, 14:23

    Nico ” If you cant beat your team mate on track then ruin his lap” as simple as.
    very poor sportsmanship from German. Never seen such a dirty trick in last 6 years.

  11. Theo Parkinson (@theo-hrp) said on 24th May 2014, 14:28

    Looks like Hamilton has an excuse now.

  12. Sean Doyle (@spdoyle17) said on 24th May 2014, 14:28

    I have zero understanding why people here bemoaning “conspiracy theories.” What happened is simple: Just enough of an error to bring out a sector yellow, but not enough to make a mess of car or track. Nico had track position, enough time to know he was P1, and played the smartest hand he could. Who here, put in his shoes, knowing what took place was in the rules if executed in a way so ambiguous as that, would not do the same. The man lives there. In a sense, it’s far more a home race than Hockenheim or Nurburgring.

    I’m not saying it was sporting, but for everyone here who can admit Rosberg has the skill to justify a seat at a top team to say that such a driver does neither understand the rules nor understand how to milk those rules to his own benefit is being a bit of a hypocrite. It may have been an honest mistake. The look in his eyes said something else. He got away with one, and, as has been said before this season, “tough luck.”

    Most of us on here decry a wide lot of regulations, and I’ll join anyone here in saying this one needs addressed. The potential for exploitation is too high-reward at Monaco, and this is what we have to live with as fans. It was too intelligent NOT to do in Nico’s case. Since it’s legal, well, it’s a shame from a sportsmanship perspective, but we’re on this site because we’ll stick with F1 through thick and thin, and there are too many other issues out there that get our blood up more.

    • sam said on 24th May 2014, 14:35

      Clearly thats what happened, people defending him sound ludicrous. Ericsson crashes there because he is a rookie and had a car on the outside fine. The guy who wins the race the last year all of a sudden forgets how to turn right? Please.

      • PeterG said on 24th May 2014, 14:40

        The guy who wins the race the last year all of a sudden forgets how to turn right? Please.

        Hamilton won the Monaco Gp in 2008 & then ‘forgot’ how to turn right at Massenet in 2009.

        • mystic one (@mysticus) said on 24th May 2014, 17:21

          If you watch it, hamilton was going at the limit and he lost the rear under breaking, Nico seemed to be playing with the wheel quite earlier plus, his lap was dead and it was last lap, he knew many people would be coming behind him, but he still reversed to track where he knew it would be yellow instead of going for safety!

    • Michael Brown (@) said on 24th May 2014, 15:17

      Why are there conspiracy theories? Because this is similar to what happened in 2006.

  13. Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:40

    I think for now the closest I’ll come to agreeing to any kind of mischievous behavior on NR’s part would be that being ahead of LH strictly in terms of location on the track might have meant to NR that he could just go for it, as he did, and any mistake would likely hand him the pole, yet I’m not convinced that NR could have even made that leap to it being a guarantee, and I’m sure he was simply going for it to win the pole, not to screw LH’s lap by for all intents and purposes ending the session.

  14. Michael Brown (@) said on 24th May 2014, 15:20

    I don’t know if it was the buildings, or the director, but the cars sounded a lot louder on TV. In the races before, the commentators were clearly talking over the cars, but now it sounded like they were struggling to be heard over the engines. Made the session much more enjoyable to watch. There’s nothing wrong with the sound of the engines, just that they didn’t sound loud on TV.

    • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 24th May 2014, 16:23

      The mics will be closer to the track, and the buildings make pretty good partial echo chambers :-)

      • jeffreyj said on 24th May 2014, 17:28

        Yeah that’s probably it.I honestly dont think its the ammount of noise or lack there off that bugs me. Its that they sound ‘slow’ or not so racy if you will, because they rev so low going up and down through the gears.

  15. f1freek (@f1freek) said on 24th May 2014, 18:01

    A little side note from the whole Nico-Lewis fiasco; Alonso out qualified Raikkonen by 6 tenths. pretty big margin for being in equal machinery.

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