Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix Race Review
May 29, 2012
Starting from second place on the grid, Rosberg finished just half a second behind Red Bull’s Mark Webber who won the race from pole position.
After the race Rosberg said: “It’s a fantastic feeling to be on the podium at my home race
in Monaco today in front of all my family and friends.” Commenting on the style of the track, he added: “Although we thought this track would suit our car, it’s been better than we expected. I had a clean start but Mark drove a very controlled race today. I could keep in touch with him but we all know how difficult it is to overtake around the streets here and there just wasn’t a way past.”
Currently ranked fifth in the drivers’ standings, Nico has scored 59 points in the last four races – the most of any driver in the field. He now stands just 17 points behind Fernando Alonso, who leads the championship with 76 points.
For Schumacher meanwhile, despite setting the fastest lap in qualifying and making good progress after being hit on the opening run, a problem with fuel pressure later in the race eventually forced him to retire the car.
Schumacher was clearly disappointed with the outcome saying: “It was simply a pity to end the race in this way.” Looking ahead to the next race he concluded: “I will take the boost from the high points of this weekend with me to Canada. The track should suit us and I’m hoping to have a normal, clean race.”
Team Principal, Ross Brawn, shared this sentiment saying: “It was very disappointing because he put in a great performance this weekend and he was still on course to score useful points. We need to make sure we eliminate the problems for him, starting in Canada.”
Attention now turns to the seventh race of the season, the Canadian Grand Prix taking place on 8–10 June.
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