Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2014

Rate the race: 2014 Monaco Grand Prix

2014 Monaco Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix out of ten

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  • 5 (7%)
  • 6 (13%)
  • 7 (24%)
  • 8 (29%)
  • 9 (15%)
  • 10 (4%)

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  1. As far as Monaco GPs go, this is a 10. This however is Rate the Race, not Rate the Race on Basis of an Average Monaco GP, so I’m giving it a 9.

    Great battles, unexpected overtakes which took huge balls, mistakes, a backmarker scoring legit points (not seen since Super Aguri) and drama. Together with Bahrain the only races in a long time where I’ve been able to keep my attention purely to the race and wish it wasn’t over just yet.

  2. I never really noticed Marussia but even I was so glad for them to score their first points, gotta thank Raikkonen and Magnussen for that :P Just because of that, I’m going to ignore the rating rules and give it a 9

  3. 4. I was disappointed when Vettel’s car broke down once more. He really has no luck at all has he? Raikkonen got pipped by a puncture, and Alonso was in no-mans-land. The Mercedes battle never really materialized. I expected some fireworks, but it was more talk than action. Highlights for me were Ricciardo doing a good job at the end, and Marussia finally get some points. Im happy for them, it surely will re-litt the fire and passion they have.

  4. I think a 6 is a fair score to rate yesterday’s Monaco GP (it’s almost 1am here in Melbourne)
    I knew many people would vote higher up than I did, but in all fairness not much action occurred throughout the whole race. Yes, Perez and Sutil’s crashes both caused Safety Cars in the first 30-ish laps, and yes, Marrusia scored 2 points, but apart from that it was like the drivers were on train tracks until the last 10 laps. They just went through Loews, Rascasse and Nouvelle Station, and so on 50-ish laps in a row.
    In all fairness, the most entertaining piece during that period was depicting whether or not anyone would even have a small look up the inside.
    Thank goodness the last 15 laps shaped out the way they did. I was looking at a 3 for the majority of the race.

  5. 7 it is. Closer to an 8 than to a 6. Would have been better without the top-4. As much as I liked the moves done in midfield and behind, it´s sad noone at the front end ever tried anything.

  6. Since I’m a fan of Kimi and Valtteri this race wasn’t so great for me, but the action was there, some nice crashes, couple of nice overtakes… 8/10 for me :)

  7. Neil (@neilosjames)
    25th May 2014, 15:54

    Gave it an 8.

    It was never going to be an overtaking-fest but for a Monaco race, it was really good. Hulkenberg and Bianchi pulled off two of the best overtakes of the year, Hamilton kept Rosberg honest before Ricciardo kept him honest, some good close battling at the rear of the field and Raikkonen summoning the spirit of 2008 with fastest lap.

    And Marussia with a point was the beautiful, beautiful icing on the cake. Took me back a decade to the days of edge-of-the-seat rooting for that Minardi to get to the end in the points.

    1. Totally agree!

      1. Loved it guys. Delighted for Marussia too.

        Loved Coulthard’s commentary on the Beeb too (I refuse to give money to Murdoch so I watched the BBC highlights).

  8. I’ll never like Monaco unless we get a repeat of Senna/Mansell ’92. A spectacle for sure but if ever anything looked more out of place and clumsy than here it would have to be the next land speed record being held down Pall Mall.

    5 and most of that is for Rosberg’s superb drive (no I don’t think he messed up on purpose in quali.)

  9. I’ve lived better Gp’s, but wasn’t that bad, a 6 for me.
    A bit annoyed about Lewis’s stubborn mood, you can’t always win Lewis, better days ahead mate !
    Rosberg was brilliant of maestria, the Pool and Casino were fantastically quick !

    Well done Bianchi, well done Marussia ! Here come some money from the FOM for you guys…

  10. GB (@bgp001ruled)
    25th May 2014, 18:36

    8. it was not a specially interesting race, but the safety cars, the crashes, bianchi and monaco itself made it eventfully enough to make it somehow enjoyable! it wasnt all boring, just some laps in the middle…

  11. 6. Kimi’s start was fantastic, but outside of that it was utterly dull at the front, and that’s what got the bulk of the coverage. If I could have the choice to cycle through the cameras, I’d probably rate this higher.

    -No Maldonado. I was really hoping to see him in action.
    -Processional at the front as mentioned before. Had Riccardo closed to Hamilton earlier, that would have been far better.
    -Tyre struggles – Keeping the set up to temp shouldn’t be that difficult.

    -BIANCHI!!! (DOTW! Seriously, I’ll wander off early pouting like Lewis if it’s the Chilton Family Voting Team which keeps Jules from snagging it this time around.)
    -Kimi outshining Alonso early.
    -Vettel continuing his Webber luck – makes me glad that it looks like Red Bull is genuinely not screwing over Riccardo, and letting him shine.
    -Hulk’s drive.
    -The pre-retirement pace of the Toro Rossos.

    Monaco is usually my least favorite race of the season, but it served up a race that I’d initially expected a 3 out of.

  12. Hamilton’s contrived get up is getting old, fast. IMO it cheapens F1.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. He would never have been able to get past and nico deserved the win. Lewis will start disenfranchising fans and play into Nico hands if he keeps acting like a cry baby. Nico for the title.

  13. Monaco. Hmmm, Always a split decision for me. A 10 for the buildup, the nostalgia and tradition, and usually a 3-4 for the race itself because you can’t really pass.

    But I’m giving this one a 7 simply because Marussia got some points!!! And to a much lesser degree because RIC actually pushed HAM at the end a bit. But truthfully, the RIC pressure was not as dramatic as it looked because it wan’t like he could pass him at Monaco if he had really caught him. If they’d had another 5 laps, Daniel most likely wouldn’t have done anything more than destroy his tires and irritate Lewis.

    But again, I’ll give it a 7 just for Marussia! Congratulations guys!!!!

  14. As far as Monaco goes, that was a real cracker! Too bad Hamilton dropped back near the end, else I might have given it a 10/10. Some fantastic overtaking, especially that move from Hulkenberg on Magnussen at Portier and Bianchi on Kobi at the Rascasse. Thoroughly enjoyed it, especially with the oversteer due to the new engines :)

  15. What makes this race is the in car camera and seeing how close they are to the barriers. Amazing really. Daniel deserved some good luck and a great third place. 7

  16. It was not bad, i gave 8 points.

  17. Not bad, 7 overall.

    There were some great passes; too bad the coverage missed most of them and had to rely on replays.

    Other than that, a pretty standard Monaco affair. Numerous safety cars and an orderly procession.

  18. Gave it a 9/10 because it’s Monaco.
    I was loving Kimi’s pace riding in 3rd before the 2nd safety car and his collision with Chilton which ruined his chances. I would have loved to have seen him on the podium. A tip of the hat to Hulk and Alonso who did what the car allowed them to do.
    But DOTW, without a doubt, JULES BIANCHI! He’ll be partying hardest tonight after that spectacular drive in the Marussia. Great Job Mate. I’d love to see this become a regular thing for him and the rest of the team.

  19. Yes, I gave it a 10. Many reasons, top 10 point winners were well scattered from richest to poor in resources. Smug Lewis got a second, started believing What N Luada and Nigel said…… Can not say ‘passing is impossible’ as many RACERS found places to pass, some more successful than others…. Kimi for example … I always support Kimi, but not sure about that komikaze move AND taking young Magnussen out. That was inexcusable. One last thought, as I remember it, green race cars were long considered bad luck…. I think JClark was killed while driving a green race car…. Thanks, RacernRemy

  20. The following is pasted in from another article in todays F1. It’s understood that Rosberg apologised to Hamilton on Sunday morning for blocking his final lap during qualifying, while it also emerged on race day that Hamilton himself said sorry to Rosberg in Spain two weeks ago after running with a higher engine setting than had been pre-agreed prior to the grand prix. So once again Lewis is screwing over his team mate just like he did with Alonzo a few years ago.. Lewis seems to have no concept of what the term, team mate means….. Lewis is just devious and appears not to care about his behaviour as long as he wins… RnR

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