Really bored for most of it. Really no chance Lewis could pass Nico and even Dan catching Lewis at the end turned into nothing. But Marrusia scored points. Mclaren did better. And the LH NR war has been fully declared. Nice place, shame about the race track.
Considering it's Monaco and nothing usually happens other than a procession I was on the edge of my seat for the latter third of the race. Mainly the boys from Yorkshire getting points but a thrilling climax to the race with the usual calamities causing chaos down the order!
It was rather an exciting race indeed, Hulkenburg shoving it down the inside at Portier was incredible, the Safety Cars caused some doubts, Rosberg showed he could beat Hamilton, we had the gaggles of cars and some actual overtaking.
We had the long awaited first points for Marussia too.
I give it a 7. Some nice overtakes and racing and some points for Marussia. Close at the front for most of the race.
Growing increasingly frustrated with coverage though - the swimming pool chicane camera shows what every shot could look like, yet most of the time we get dull tracking shots where all sensation of speed is lost. Picture in picture or side by side would be a start - someone's girlfriend or a 10% speed shot of someone going over a kerb doesn't deserve the whole screen.
There was never a chance of Hamilton getting past Rosberg, likewise there was never any chance of Ricciardo getting past Hamilton. There was never any chance of Alonso catching anyone or being caught by anyone. Everyone else was lapped despite Sutil's successful attempt to close the gaps between the drivers.
Massa wasted his time having a long first stint to get him ahead of the two stoppers since no-one who was in front of him stopped more than once. Raikkonen was unlucky, had it been on any other circuit it could have been fun watching him push the rest of the field aside, but no chance of that. Red Bull lost 75% of their drivers through no fault of their own. Vettel's only hope now is that he can win virtually all the races with Ricciardo second and the Mercedes drivers sharing third and fourth places equally. He could then win the WDC in the final race. A rather unlikely scenario.
There was some excitement in what is normally the lower half of the field due to various mishaps, it was good to see Marussia getting points at last. In Canada there will be massive downpours throughout the race, Chilton win finish last but in eighth position.
A 7 but I'm harsh on these things...
There was plenty of close racing and proper old school overtaking.
Great to see my 2nd team pick up points... well done Marussia.
Only spoilt by Lewis doing his petulant thing... I'm with Niki, he needs to be a little more professional on that front.