Monaco GP: Pirelli race quotes
|Sunday, May 26th 2013, 18:02 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "Once again, we saw a Monaco Grand Prix where safety cars and a red flag played a prominent role. This had a defining effect on strategy, effectively meaning that all the careful pre-race planning went out of the window. Nonetheless, we experienced the expected low levels of tyre wear and degradation: in fact the race leader went one lap longer this year during his first stint on the super-soft compared to last year, even though the compounds are generally softer. After the race was stopped, most drivers chose to restart on used super-softs, having to make them last for 32 laps for the finish - although they were certainly helped by a second safety car period.
"Congratulations to Nico Rosberg and Mercedes, who dominated every session and led an action-packed grand prix from start to finish. We also saw some great performances lower down the field from drivers who used their tyres and strategy to very good effect, despite the extremely unpredictable race circumstances."