Today’s Monaco Grand Prix was full of drama but we also saw some amazing performances from several drivers, not just in the race, but over the weekend as a whole.
So let’s take a look at the two main contenders:
A dominant drive by the veteran Aussie, who is in the form of his life. For the second race in a row he took pole and controlled the race. He had four safety cars to contend with, which cut his lead down to nothing each time.
He made an assured start, not giving Vettel or Kubica a chance to pass and in the opening stint he pulled away rapidly from his team mate. No-one had an answer for his pace and determination this weekend. The question is, can he keep it up? Or will Vettel get on top of him again in Turkey?
From the start of practice on Thursday Kubica looked like a man on a mission here. He is always great on tracks lined with walls, but you sensed that he saw this weekend as an opportunity and so it proved. He got second place on the grid and a podium on merit.
He lost a place at the start to Vettel due to starting on the dirty side but this was a monumental weekend for Kubica.
Anyone who stood trackside this weekend watching him would agree. He was ahead of the car, extending it beyond its limits in a quest to do the impossible. It was a really special performance.