Monaco GP is every driver’s dream circuit to drive at. We have seen in the previous seasons all the heavyweights of the sport laying down the importance and desire of winning the coveted Monaco GP. It’s the holy grail of Formula 1 and a circuit which test the abilities and patience of every driver. Qualifying becomes even more so important keeping mind the lack of overtaking opportunities in a street circuit.
We saw lot of drivers impress everyone at the Spanish GP. So, let’s check out the drivers who were the pick of the lot and could surprise us with a podium in the upcoming Monaco GP.
The seven time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, has had a horrific start to the season. We all have been used to seeing dominate Formula 1 but the tables have turned this year around with him being dominated by his team mate, George Russell. Spanish GP saw him regaining some of his lost form and Mercedes getting on top of their porpoising problems at the Spanish. He finished P5 but it could have very well been P4, had it not been for Mercedes’ overheating issues. We expect the legend of Formula 1 to build on the result in Spain and maybe produce a masterclass in Monaco to get back on the podium.
Alpine have looked super pacey at times but haven been unable to convert that pace into fruitful results. Fernando Alonso had a terrible qualifying session which him not being able to make it out of Q1 and then Alpine decided to do a precautionary engine change after a problem in Spaniard’s power unit, which forced him at the back of the grid. But Fernando Alonso didn’t lose hope as he gained a net of 11 positions to finish amongst the points. If the Spaniard can enjoy a decent qualifying session, a podium can be on the cards.
Lando Norris had one of the unluckiest weekend in Spain. It all started with him failing to make it out of Q2 after his lap time got deleted due to track limits on his last lap of the session. This meant that he slipped down to P11. It went from bad to worse as it was reported that the young Brit was not feeling well at all. Despite all of his problems, he was able to finish P8 and register yet another points finish for McLaren. We know the importance of qualifying in Monaco and if he can get that right, we might see him on the podium.