Monaco win ends Ferrari's dry spell

Jun 10, 2017, 16:57
Monaco win ends Ferrari's dry spell

Hamilton says Mercedes is not yet at a point where it would help one driver over the other when they are running one-two.

Taking full advantage of generous support from teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who led from pole position to the start of the pit-stops, the four-time champion came home 3.1 seconds clear of the Finn in glorious Mediterranean sunshine.

"It doesn't feel bad good", Raikkonen said.

"In strategy, that [Vettel's victory] doesn't happen".

Raikkonen kept his lead at the start and the two raced ahead of the pack with Raikkonen pitting first on lap 34, which didn't seem entirely logical, and he came out behind slower cars.

"[But] if you don't believe what you've been told, or how we work, it will get very complicated". "It's still second place but it doesn't count a lot in my books at least".

More news: London Bridge, Borough Market incidents are terror-related: UK Police

He added: "The Ferrari seems to work everywhere so these next 14 races are going to be very hard".

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won a rather one-sided Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to 25 points.

"We do not give team orders", team boss Maurizio Arrivabene is quoted by Iltalehti.

"I really am happy", he said.

"I don't want to answer that question", said Finn Bottas.

Raikkonen's dry humor can be piercing when the mood takes him.

More news: Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

In 2015, Ferrari was 275 points behind Mercedes and 2014 was so dismal for the Italian manufacturer that it finished fourth and almost 500 behind Mercedes.

"It was what we calculated as the optimum result without any incidents and this is where he came in", said team boss Toto Wolff, who conceded that their vehicle simply wasn't fast enough this weekend. There's no point dwelling on the fact you can not afford it, you just work towards trying to rectify whatever issues you have and hope you do not come across it again. "For myself it could have been better".

Mercedes' weekend was blighted by problems making the ultra-soft tyre work at its best consistently, a problem that also afflicted Hamilton two races ago in Russian Federation. "There's some reason for everything that happens in life".

With so long to go, the last thing Ferrari needs is Raikkonen feeling let down.

"We have definitely got to improve our understanding of the auto and see if we can do a better job", said Hamilton, who is due at Mercedes' Northamptonshire factory on Thursday. Obviously it didn't work out very well for me. "But there were no team orders".

Following Ferrari's one-two triumph in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix where Sebastian Vettel's notched up victory ahead of grim-faced team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, the scarlet scuderia are on top in both the drivers and constructors championships.

More news: Morse heads to DL after SFG-Nats brawl

"It's clear to me that Ferrari have chosen their No. 1 driver so they will be pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will maximize all of his weekends", Hamilton said. It is very hard for the leading vehicle on track to get jumped by the second auto unless the team decide to favour the other auto. "Tomorrow's race will clearly be a case of damage limitation for him".

  • President Trump blocked some people from his Twitter account. Is that unconstitutional?

    President Trump blocked some people from his Twitter account. Is that unconstitutional?

    Tuesday, the institute sent a letter to the president asking him to unblock his critics on Twitter or risk facing legal action. The key issue is ensuring citizens are not kept out due to their viewpoints or what they have to he said.

    The new Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac

    The screen is a 27-inch Retina affair at 5k (5120 x 2880) and the machine will be no bigger than any other iMac . The Apple iMac Pro 2017 has been announced and it features the latest graphics and CPUs.
    Kellyanne Conway criticizes media's 'obsession with covering' Trump's tweets

    Kellyanne Conway criticizes media's 'obsession with covering' Trump's tweets

    Conway, a former Justice Department job candidate, used his own Twitter account to criticize the president's tweets. He added: "We don't need the help but will take it!"
  • Trump Hotels unveils lower-budget American Idea chain

    Trump Hotels unveils lower-budget American Idea chain

    The Trump name will not be displayed anywhere in the hotels, the Times noted. "And we just saw there, there was a void missing. The company also says the first of dozens of hotels in another new Trump chain called Scion is under construction in MS , too.
    Sushma Swaraj rubbishes money making allegations made by Trump

    Sushma Swaraj rubbishes money making allegations made by Trump

    The dates for the visit are being worked out, sources said. "But at the same time terror and talks can not go together". She said that India will not be impacted by some Gulf countries cutting off diplomatic ties with Qatar.

    Oil prices fall as US drilling fails to relent

    USA output of more than 9.3 million bpd is close to levels in major producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Most of the USA production is owing to growing number of onshore resources, also called as shale oil fields.
  • Watch ICC Champions Trophy 2017 live on TV, online

    Williamson and Taylor shared a 95-run partnership for the third wicket and were on the brink of taking control of the game. They could not play the full 50 overs as they were all out in 49.3 overs but by then, they have already scored 310 runs.

    Grieving Johnson loses at French Open

    Kazakh 27th seed Putintseva enjoyed her best Grand Slam performance in Paris previous year when she made the quarter-finals. The Serbian has already beaten the Argentine in the only match between them. "I think that she played her second match ".
    Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

    Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

    Washing your hands in hot water may be utterly pointless as scientists say cold water is just as effective to kill germs. Raymond Pontzer, director of infection prevention for UPMC in Pittsburgh, who was not involved in the study .
  • Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly Didn't Know Her Stuff with Putin

    Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly Didn't Know Her Stuff with Putin

    Putin took advantage of the occasion to show Stone a live broadcast with the work of the Syrian combat aircraft on his smartphone. To our knowledge, showers on most submarines are usually tiny and equipped for one person to use them at a time.

    WashPost: House Intel Committee Sought 'Unmaskings' Last Year

    The president's claim was refuted by former FBI Director James Comey in congressional testimony before Trump fired him last month. Ryan hasn't commented on Schiff's latest challenge or on whether Nunes should be involved in the investigation at all.
    Qld police negotiating with gunman

    Qld police negotiating with gunman

    Police have not confirmed details about the suspect's weapon. "As you would well imagine, the whole family is devastated". According to the Courier Mail , the man started firing at the officers after being pulled over by them.