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2012 Grand Prix of Monaco Results

What can I say? I tried to get cutesie with my pick and it came back to bite me as the Grand Prix of Monaco became just another parade lap with the pole sitter taking the victory. There was the threat of rain, but of course, the skies didn’t open up until about five minutes after the race was won. How exciting would that have been? If that downpour had happened just 10 minutes earlier… well, we would have had quite a different race on our hands. As it ended up though, we did get our sixth different winner from six races, and now both Vettel and Webber are tied on points, while Fernando’s third place finish has him out in front… just. Really though, the Grand Prix of Monaco has always been more about brokering deals and the spectacle of the town rather than the race. Honestly, when was the last truly epic race there? The last vivid memory I have of any race there was in 2009, and that was AFTER the race when Button parked in the wrong spot and had to run the entire length of the front straight to collect his trophy.

Either way, the season is shaping up to continue to be unpredictable. And with the next race usually being the undisputed best race of the season in Canada (Montreal is both an amazing city and provides some of the best on track action the entire year) we are going to be in for even more unpredictability. Can Hamilton shake off his funk and become the seventh winner in seven races? What about the turn of speed that Massa just showed. And how about Kimi or Schumacher or Grosjean (if the last two can stay out of trouble that is). All I know is that I wish I were back in Canada like last year, because it is always a spectacular time… even if it does rain for over two hours non-stop and I almost develop hypothermia and end up standing in a porta-potty just to retain warmth, wait out the rain and wring out my sopping clothes!

1. Mark Webber

2. Nico Rosberg

3. Fernando Alonso

4. Sebastian Vettel

5. Lewis Hamilton

6. Felipe Massa

7. Paul di Resta

8. Nico Hulkenberg

9. Kimi Raikkonen

10. Bruno Senna

2012 Monaco Grand Prix Predictions

Who can master the streets of the Principality this weekend? My money is on Hamilton. I wish it wasn’t but he is fast and Webber is bad on starts and I don’t see the Red Bull holding that pole position for the entire race. I really hope that Webber can hold off Hamilton and Rosberg for that matter, but Webber just doesn’t seem like he can. It doesn’t seem like he, or the car, can keep up the pace. And what happened to the Lotus cars? They just seemed to fall off the map. I was expecting on picking Grosjean or Raikkonen for the win, but not now. Grosjean is in with a chance for a podium at least, but I was expecting more. Great lap from Schumacher, but his penalty really, really hurt him (obviously). Felipe looks like he has some more life and fight in him, and I look for him to finish in the points, but I wanted to see him continue his ascension as he did in Q2. Either way, here is my list.

1. Lewis Hamilton

2. Mark Webber

3. Romain Grosjean

4. Fernando Alonso

5. Felipe Massa

6. Nico Rosberg

7. Michael Schumacher

8. Kimi Raikkonen

9. Sebastian Vettel

10. Kamui Kobayashi