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Monaco 2013 - Rate the race // Rate an incident-filled, stop-start race and pick your driver of the day

Published by Christine

You can rely on Monaco to deliver when it comes to incidents, and we saw plenty of drivers find their way into the barriers this afternoon. The racing action was of a different style to that we have been used to recently, but did it make for an entertaining way to spend a Sunday?

Rate the Monaco GP

Rate the Monaco GP

84 votes

Overtaking has never been easy around the Circuit de Monaco, and DRS didn't make much difference between those twisting, narrow barriers. However, there was still plenty to keep the racing interesting, including several collisions, plenty of chicane-cutting, and a bit of strategy fun on top. All added up to an intriguing race in Monaco, but how do you rate it?

There was plenty to keep up with as the action in Monaco unfolded, but two things caught our eye in particular. The stewards were kept busy with so many drivers finding the limits of the track and beyond, whilst Romain Grosjean had a weekend to forget.

Rate the stewards calls today

75 votes

There was some scrutinising of the rulebooks required today, as drivers kept on cutting the chicane and having to give places back. The most curious of these incidents came between Sergio Pérez and Fernando Alonso, when one was squeezed off track but gained the advantage from the straight line. There were also safety car periods aplenty, as well as one red-flag period, which just adds to the difficult time for the stewards.

Rate Romain Grosjean's weekend

83 votes

The Lotus driver showed good pace in between crashes this weekend, but the incidents kept on coming. He crashed three times in practice, but managed to qualify in the midfield. He got through the first corner of the race cleanly, and looked to be having an anonymous afternoon, until he barrelled into the rear of the Toro Rosso and ended two races in one go.

It's difficult to find contenders for driver of the day this week, as those who did really well were simply those who kept their head down and stayed out of trouble. Sometimes that's all that is required though, so make your selection for the best driver out there this afternoon.

Who was your driver of the day in Monaco?

  • Nico Rosberg

  • Sebastian Vettel

  • Adrian Sutil

  • Paul di Resta

  • Kimi Räikkönen

  • Sergio Pérez


80 votes

If you're not keen on any of those selections, do let us know who you would have voted for in the comments. Equally, if you've picked one of those, share your thoughts on who and what you've rated and why.

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