Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Monaco under fire after 'most boring F1 race ever' claims

"It was probably the most boring race in the history of F1", he told Spanish reporters.

Drivers were racing relatively slowly in a bid to manage their "hyper-soft" and "ultra-soft" tyres, making sure that they only had to do one pit stop on a track where it is notoriously hard to overtake.

Despite the near-impossibility to pass another auto in Monaco, Sainz said the team order was just "an anecdote". It has the effect of allowing the field to catch up with the leader, which leads to renewed racing when the safety auto peels off. Without a Safety Car, without yellow flags...

"Extremely boring", Alonso said.

"My one minute 12 [second] lap was the fastest and most stressful lap of my life", declared Sainz Jr.

"The middle is so tight, I think it's Fernando [Alonso], me, [Sergio] Perez, we were all within one tenth and every time you do a very good lap you look at the screens and you see yourself P12, not in the top 10". "If that was exciting for you to watch, no problem".

Later chatting with the BBC, he described the GP as "intensely boring".

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen said the outcome of the Monaco GP was dictated by qualifying.

"There must be fairly an enormous mistake to get previous", the Finn informed reporters.

"Fernando came just ahead and we just pitted that lap when the damage was done already. Not the most exciting, that's for sure".

Ricciardo, who certified in pole place, beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by simply 7.three seconds regardless of being restricted to utilizing simply six of his eight gears due to a mechanical drawback.

Max Verstappen, who has been accused of being "impatient" by Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko, said he "didn't want to go too risky and have a crash" after starting 20th at the Monaco Grand Prix and finishing ninth.

"It was two years within the making and I actually really feel that redemption has arrived", Ricciardo stated after taking the checkered flag.

"I think the last sector in Barcelona we realised that Monaco would be quite strong for Red Bull, and we are not on that pace yet".

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