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The last few days have been incredible for Sergio Pérez after winning a chaotic and exciting Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, immediately followed by the extension of his contract with Red Bull until 2024 on Monday. The good news continued to come for Red Bull when the FIA ​​dismissed complaints against Ferrari’s two drivers, Pérez and Max Verstappen.

The latter team has had to pick up the pieces after Charles Leclerc lost not only the pole, but even a place on the podium, with the team’s calls during the rain-delayed race being exceptionally expensive. and they left Leclerc furious, and out of first place in the championship race, too.

Fortunately, Mick Schumacher left unharmed in an accident that saw his Haas machinery split sensationally in two, while Lewis Hamilton was again frustrated when he was trapped behind an awkward Fernando Alonso. Follow the live news and reaction of the Monaco Grand Prix below:

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Fernando Alonso remains the effects of the accident in Australia

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso said he was still feeling the effects of a qualifying crash in Australia last month and was hoping to suffer in the coming months.

The alpine rider was bandaged on both wrists after Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix and told reporters it was a consequence of his crash in Melbourne.

“He’s still from Australia,” he said, referring to a crash into a wall in Albert Park.

“Bones, ligaments, tendons, it’s all a disaster right now.

“I need two or three months and there is no surgery, nothing you can do. Just rest. Unfortunately, I have to drive every two weeks, so I try to rest at home, but it will take a few months,” the 40-year-old added.

Formula 1 has six more races scheduled, divided into double-headed pairs, before the August break.

When it was jokingly suggested that Alonso could deliver his car to Renault’s Australian reserve driver Oscar Piastri, the Spaniard replied: “Yes, but we need the points”.

Alpine is sixth in the constructors’ championship, but only one point behind Alfa Romeo and 19 behind McLaren after seven races with the top three – Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes – well ahead.

Alonso finished seventh in Monaco, ahead of seven-time Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton, who couldn’t find a way to get on the narrow-street circuit despite having a faster car and the Spaniard doing a lot of laps. margin of rhythm.

Alonso said his strategy last season had been to manage the tires for 15 laps before pushing the remaining 15 to the finish.

“It was Hamilton’s problem,” he said. “This is Monaco and I love to keep people behind.”

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 11:40 AM


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Ferrari was perplexed by the decision of F1 not to sanction the pair of Red Bull Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez during the Monaco GP, for perceived violations in the pit lane.

A protest was ignored and left Mattia Binotto surprised, with Italian journalist Roberto Chinchero once again pointing out the lack of consistency in decision-making.

“Both Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez touched the yellow line coming out of the pit lane. The two Red Bull drivers have made a maneuver that has been sanctioned in the past,” he told Motorsport.com.

“The FIA ​​had not even opened an investigation and it was only after Ferrari’s complaint that the case was discussed.

“The decision is scandalous: the RB18 did not cross the line with all the tires, so there was no infraction for the commissioners. A sentence that contradicts previous sentences.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 11:20 p.m.


Gasly explains the ‘creative’ overcoming in Monaco

One of the moments of the weekend when the race finally started on Sunday was Pierre Gasly who managed to overtake Daniel Ricciardo in an unconventional way, passing in front of him as they entered the pool.

It was the need to take risks that saw Gasly change his tire first and that paid off as he became inventive.

“It was pretty tight, but I was a lot faster than these guys, I just needed to calm down,” Gasly explained after the race.

“I had caught them so quickly, and after you tell yourself, okay, I want to pass, but it’s like the man is defending well, all of a sudden you don’t have room on the right, or space on the left.

“Then you have to be creative. That’s what I tried to do. After all, F1 drivers, we’re kind of artists, we have to come up with new ideas.

“I tried to find unusual places to move forward, and that worked, so I’m happy with that.”

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 11:00 AM


Button surprised by McLaren chief’s comments about Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo continues to struggle a bit in his McLaren car and team boss Zak Brown recently acknowledged that the Australian had not met expectations so far.

The comments surprised Jensen Button, who stressed the importance of making sure drivers were in the right mood on race day.

“Zak is her own man and I can’t change her thoughts and what she says, but I was surprised she came out and said it,” Button told Sky Sports F1.

“Everyone with the team should protect these pilots.

“Formula 1 is a real mental game. Everyone has immense skill, but don’t do it if your head isn’t in the right place.

“I was shocked that Zak came out and said he didn’t live up to expectations; we all know that. But when your team manager comes out and says that, it definitely hurts.

“I hope they’ve talked since then and that they can focus on getting the best out of Daniel and the team around him for the rest of the year. Then we’ll see where he ends up in the future.”

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 10:40 AM


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Sergio Pérez is delighted with his victory this weekend and points out that it was also a big problem for his area of ​​the world, in the sporting sense, to become the first Mexican to win the Monaco GP.

“Certainly, when it comes to the history of the sport, I’m a big fan of my sport,” he said. “So you know what it means to win a race like this.

“I mean, everyone is very important, but this is certainly very special. And it goes very, very high on my country list.

“I certainly feel that at the moment I am the only Mexican, or even Latin American, driver on the grid.

“So it just shows how difficult it is for us, not to mention for European drivers, it’s easy, but it just shows how difficult it is for us to get into the sport and have a successful career in that sport.

“It’s quite difficult, but I have to say I’m very proud of it.”

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 10:21 AM


Christian Horner pushes Sky Sports journalist into the pool after the Monaco Grand Prix

Ferrari started the race with a front-row target, as Leclerc started pole at home and Carlos Sainz finished second. Leclerc’s misfortune in Monaco continued, however, as he finished fourth, although Sainz was able to maintain second place.

After Sunday’s race, Horner was interviewed by Slater while the couple was standing by a pool next to the track, at which the Red Bull team manager pushed the Sky reporter while wearing a smile.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 10:00 AM


Max Verstappen admits he could “leave” F1 when his contract with Red Bull ends

The 24-year-old has spent his entire career in the Red Bull set-up, entering the grid with Toro Rosso at the age of 17 before joining Christian Horner’s team for the fifth race of the 2016 season.

Although the Dutchman will be 31 at the end of his contract, Verstappen has now suggested that he is willing to look for other opportunities in motor sport and may consider leaving F1, although he admits he is unsure of what to do. it holds the long-term future.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 9:45 p.m.


Max Verstappen’s father is unhappy with Red Bull for “favoring” Sergio Perez

Perez got his first win of the season in Monte Carlo, rising from third on the grid to win with a good ball during a chaotic and full of incidents race.

Ferrari, Red Bull’s title rival, had started the race with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz filling the front row, but made several strategy mistakes, which allowed Verstappen to extend its lead over Leclerc in the standings. of the drivers’ championship after finishing third, one place ahead. the Monegasque.

However, Jos Verstappen, Max’s father who started 106 races in Formula 1, believes the team could have done more to allow the reigning champion to challenge for the victory in Monaco.

The 50-year-old believes Red Bull will need “all the points” if his son wants to hold on to Leclerc’s challenge and cling to his title.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 9:30 p.m.


Lando Norris disagrees with Lewis Hamilton’s assessment of the start of the Monaco Grand Prix

The race was delayed by more than an hour due to heavy rains in Monte Carlo, a decision that has since been criticized by Mercedes’ Hamilton.

The seven-time world champion suggested that time was not enough reason for such a long delay in the proceedings.

Norris, however, believes that the right approach has been taken and that the race could not have started on time.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 9:15 p.m.


Daniel Ricciardo’s time at McLaren is “over,” says Jacques Villeneuve

Daniel Ricciardo’s move to McLaren F1 is “over”, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, who believes the team is preparing to move from the Australian.

Ricciardo has endured a tough and uncompetitive start to the 2022 campaign, falling out of the top ten in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

The 32-year-old has only scored eleven points, 37 less than his teammate Lando Norris, and has again finished out of points at the Monaco Grand Prix for the fourth consecutive race.

And Villeneuve believes Brown’s reference to possible exit mechanisms may be bad news for Ricciardo.

Karl Matchett June 1, 2022 9:00 p.m.

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