In the round-up: Christian Horner believes Sergio Perez’s Monaco Grand Prix win “is not a one-off” for the Red Bull driver.
Perez “in the form of his career” with Monaco winSergio Perez for his Monaco win.
“Checo’s in the form of his career is he’s doing a great job and it’s not a one off. I mean, we saw his pole position in Jeddah and he’s really hitting a rich vein of form so that that’s fantastic for us.”
Perez had to let Verstappen past twice during the previous race in Spain. However Horner said both will have the same opportunity to win the championship.
“It doesn’t matter to us which of the two is the world champion,” he said. “Of course the constructors is enormously important, but whether it’s Max or Checo they’re both Red Bull drivers, they’ve both got the same chance.”
Ricciardo helmet message “not directed at anyone”
Daniel Ricciardo gave his explanation for the appearance of the initials ‘FEA’ on his helmet during the Monaco Grand Prix, which was widely interpreted as standing for “fuck ’em all”.
“‘FEA’ is ‘For Ever After’,” said Ricciardo. “It’s a love story. I put it on my helmet in in 2018 as well.
“You have some things and I like to use acronyms just to pump me up. It’s honestly not directed at anyone. It’s just something that I’ve said for a few years and it just kind of gets me in my happy place.
“As well as a driver, you like you put the helmet on and that’s also very significant of like flipping the switch. So it’s one of the last things I’ll see when I put the helmet on, then it just kind of reminds me to to kind of channel in and get into the zone.”
Drugovich bemused by “weird” pit incident
Formula 2 championship leader Felipe Drugovich was bemused to find the pit exit blocked during yesterday race by marshals pulling Amaury Cordeel’s stranded car into it. Drugovich’s pursuers were forced to stop at the end of the pit lane on their out-lap after pitting during a Safety Car period prompted by Cordeel’s retirement.
“It looked quite weird,” Drugovich said. “I didn’t know they could do that, but it is what it is. They at least they they put some yellow flags so I could see that properly and wasn’t an issue.”
Drugovich went on to win the race despite the delay. “I was just worried some of the guys were on track, so we would have lost the position. But apparently everyone just boxed under Safety Car so it was fine for us.”
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Several people (including me) almost got flattened by some Red Bull guys bringing a stack of four new tyres down the grid. Pretty chaotic. The rain is getting heavier too
— Nate Saunders (@natesaundersF1) May 29, 2022
Not bad for a number 2 driver #F1
— Gavin Ward 🇨🇦 (@GDubRacer) May 29, 2022
I for one love watching the top four drivers covered by barely two seconds lapping an impossibly narrow circuit at speeds I don't get anywhere near on a motorway, even if I don't think anyone will make a pass. I hope #F1 never drops the #MonacoGP.
Top level media catering in Monaco. The crusty ham baguettes have gone in 60 seconds. And the drinks 'selection'… pic.twitter.com/1pKizPeQA0
— Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) May 29, 2022
Well that was two big hits. Sorry to the team as we were running well and had a great car. Thank you to the AMR safety team and infield medical team for looking after me. Have a little issue with my hand but hopefully all fixable👍🏼 thank you all for the support ❤️
— Callum Ilott (@callum_ilott) May 29, 2022
Pretty crazy day out there! Kept getting shuffled to the back with bad pit/caution timing… was feelin’ pretty bleak there for a bit 😬. Good stops, good restarts, and good pace in the car for the 2nd half helped us haul it up to P12 in the end. Thanks to @AJFoytRacing 🇺🇸👍
— JR Hildebrand (@JRHildebrand) May 29, 2022
Romain Grosjean says he had 'no warning' and 'no idea why' his car lost control. All three accidents have come at turn two, where there have been wind gusts for most of the day.#Indy500
— RaceFans Live (@racefanslive) May 29, 2022
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