Carnage in Monaco
Monaco Grand Prix
Well, after all the massive controversy going on regarding Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, there is still a bit of confusion. But one thing is for certain from Monaco, none of the new teams reached the chequered flag for the first time this season. However, both Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandhok managed to finish just inside of the 90% required to get some points in the New Teams Championship.
With Alonso starting at the back, Lucas di Grassi, Timo Glock and Heikki Kovalainen put up decent fights before he inevitably got past them. But Glock was the first to go on lap 22, when a puncture saw him struggle to park the car. Lucas di Grassi followed soon after.
Oddly enough, Bruno Senna and Heikki Kovalainen retired within seconds of each other, both coming into the pits at the same lap. While Kovalainen retired with a gearbox isseue, Senna had some other mechanical issue.
It all looked like a processional finish to the race, right up until the point that Jarno Trulli put in a dangerous move on Karun Chandhok. Trulli went on top in a worrying looking accident, both drivers were fine but it brought out the safety car, which lead to the controversy involving Schumacher.
Sadly, I’m not on my normal computer, so no snazzy tables today
1) Karun Chandhok (14th) – 10 points
2) Jarno Trulli (15th) – 6 points
3) Heikki Kovalainen (DNF) – 0 points
4) Bruno Senna (DNF) – 0 points
5) Lucas di Grassi (DNF) – 0 points
6) Timo Glock (DNF) – 0 points
First off, with thanks to Sebastian who has pointed out a few errors in my tables, this should hopefully be dead on correct. Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandhok make advances of Kovalainen and for the first time this season, his lead in the championship seems under threat. The only position change sees Chandhok move in front of Trulli.
1) Heikki Kovalainen – 30 points
2) Karun Chandhok – 26 points
3) Jarno Trulli – 25 points
4) Lucas di Grassi – 14 points
5) Bruno Senna – 10 points
6) Timo Glock – 6 points
Hispania close the gap to Lotus to 19 points… and thats it really.
1) Lotus – 55 points
2) Hispania – 36 points
3) Virgin Racing – 20 points