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Monaco Grand Prix: driver of the day

We look at who was the best driver at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

 

25th May, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - What a race. Just as it seemed to be settling down a little too much, there was action everywhere and we were treated to another nail-biting end.

Once again it involved Lewis Hamilton, but this time it was about a battle between Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo who was breathing down his neck.

Both of them drove well, Ricciardo especially. He just seemed to come to life in the closing stages of the race but couldn’t seem to find a way around Hamilton.

We couldn’t leave out race winner Nico Rosberg, who led the race from lights out to the chequered flag. Though his performance was impressive, it’s expected of the Mercedes boys now.

Nico Hulkenberg put in a brilliant drive and did well to hold off his rivals towards the end of the race when he was struggling with this tyres.

Most impressively of course was his pass on Kevin Magnussen through Portier, I don’t think there was anyone who wasn’t impressed with that move.

Jenson Button put in his best performance since Malaysia and crossed the line sixth.

Romain Grosjean did well to finish eighth after pitting on the opening lap with damage and having to work his way through traffic.

Though they all put in great performances, none of the above drivers are my driver of the day for the Monaco Grand Prix. That title goes to Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi crossed the line eighth but finished ninth after a five second penalty was added to his overall time for serving his five second stop and go penalty under the safety car.

Over the past couple of races it’s become clear that Marussia are pulling away from Caterham and that it was only a matter of time before they scored a point.

I don’t think anyone expected them to score a point so soon though. There’s no denying Bianchi was aided by retirements but he finished ahead of the likes of Kevin Magnussen and Kimi Raikkonen.

Bianchi’s ninth place is both his and Marussia’s first Formula One points and it’s brilliant to see a backmarker team pick up their first points. Here’s to many more!

Who was your driver of the day in Monaco?

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