There were some remarkable performances in the Monaco GP and some real hard luck stories, like Kimi Raikkonen, who lost a podium to a puncture and Jean Eric Vergne, who lost a potential sixth place as his team released him unsafely from his pit stop and he was penalized.
But who was your driver of the day?
Team mate Lewis Hamilton questioned his hunger before the Monaco weekend, but Rosberg demonstrated he has it in spades. Set out to halt Hamliton’s championship momentum and took pole after a controversial incident in which his error meant Hamilton could not take pole from him. Race was almost perfect, except for one lock up, ironically at the same Mirabeau corner where he went wrong in qualifying.
Made no secret of his feeling that Rosberg deliberately make a mistake in the final run of qualifying to thwart him from taking pole. Got a good start, but not enough to challenge for the lead. Frustrated in Rosberg’s trail, his only other chance of jumping him, through strategy, was wrecked by the safety car.
Second podium in a row for the Aussie, who once again out qualified team mate Vettel. A less than perfect start from third, dropped him to fifth, but he benefitted from problems for Vettel and Raikkonen to claim third at the end. Closed up to Hamilton in the final stages.
Astonishing drive from the German, who started 11th and finished 5th. Great overtake on Magnussen and a flawless execution of a difficult strategy, starting on the medium tyre and then doing 50 laps on the supersoft. He managed to hold off the others when his tyres went off in the closing stages.
Started on the back row of the grid and finished 9th (8th on the road, but 9th after a 5 second penalty was applied). Like Hulkenberg, Bianchi did a counter strategy, starting on the soft and then covering over 50 laps on supersoft. There was so much at stake for the team as it claimed its first F1 points and broke a five year duck.