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Kimi Raikkonen produced a blistering display to snatch provisional pole from championship leader Fernando Alonso. Alonso had moved top after a lap of one minute, 14.125 seconds but Raikkonen followed him out on to the track and bettered that with 1:13.644.
But it was another miserable run for Michael Schumacher who finished 11th. The session was red-flagged and delayed by nearly 20 minutes after Ralf Schumacher made a real mess of his car after badly colliding with a barrier.
Better Raikkonen than Alonso! Alonso is enough boring to make me sleepy, no overtakes no nothing fight worth. BAR rocks, they almost mostly show something worth watching....go BAR go BAR!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif
Should be a good race today. I love Monaco. They've got an awesome casino!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
They've got awesome everything what is related to huge money wasting :D
Something interesting [May 21th]:
'Juan Pablo Montoya will start the Monaco Grand Prix from the back of the field after race stewards decided to penalise him for causing an avoidable accident in this morning's second practice session. The stewards ruled that Montoya was at fault for the incident after slowing down in front of Ralf Schumacher which forced the Toyota driver to brake hard. Behind him Coulthard responded but Villeneuve was caught out and slammed into the back of the Red Bull, sending it flying into Ralf's Toyota.
All four drivers gave their accounts of the incident to stewards before the ruling was taken.
Villeneuve says Montoya could have killed him
Jacques Villeneuve has branded his old enemy Juan Pablo Montoya 'stupid and dangerous' for the Colombian's antics during Saturday morning's free practice session which caused Villeneuve to collide with Coulthard and caught Ralf Schumacher up in the same incident.
RÄIKKÖNEN! Our boy! I support Räikkönen :D (of course, he's from Finland...)
Raikkonen cruises to Monaco win
Kimi Raikkonen claimed a lights-to-flag victory in the Monaco Grand Prix for his second successive win this season. The Finn beat Williams' Nick Heidfeld into second, with team-mate Mark Webber a place back in third.
Heidfeld took second with seven laps remaining when he passed championship leader Fernando Alonso, who was passed moments later by Webber. Michael Schumacher was off the pace in his Ferrari but could only finish seventh behind brother Ralf.
Raikkonen started alongside Alonso on the grid but got away the better of the two. After a steady first few laps, he upped the tempo to pull well clear of his Spanish rival.
But the race changed dramatically on lap 24 when Minardi driver Christijan Albers spun causing a pile-up behind him.
David Coulthard had no choice but to come to an abrupt halt, with an unsighted Michael Schumacher ploughing into the Scot and ending his race. Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya were among the other drivers caught up in the resulting melee. Schumacher, though, rejoined the race after replacing his nose can as the safety car was employed to clear the track.
Renault pair Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella also opted to come in very early for their only pit stop of the race. As a result, they both struggled late in the race as their rear tyres became well worn.
Alonso held off the double Williams attack of Heidfeld and Webber for as long as possible, until Heidfeld find a way through coming out of the tunnel on lap 71. Webber twice tried his luck and finally found a way through to supplant two Williams drivers on the podium.
Alonso nearly dropped further down the order as Montoya, who had been forced to start from the rear of the grid for his role in a practice crash, battled to find a way through. The Colombian, though, failed to get through as Alonso, Montoya, Ralf Schumacher, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello finished within a whisker of each other for fourth to eighth places.
YAY Räikkönen, you go! You go! You go! :D :D
Yeah Raikonen did well, BMW Williams and Trulli fight with Reno pilots was great! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
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