FERRARI - Monaco GP - Race

Monaco Grand Prix
Montecarlo, 25th May 2014


Marco Mattiacci: “Historically, Monaco is an unpredictable Grand Prix and we are well aware there can be
thousands of variables here. If we had managed to keep that third place, it would have been a boost for the
entire team, but events beyond our control meant it was not to be. All of us are working flat out and I’m sure
that thanks to the great professionalism of the people around me, we will be able to improve day by day and get
back to being competitive in a short period of time. But above all, we must find a way to reach the ambitious
goals that Ferrari should be fighting for.”


Fernando Alonso: “Finishing just off the podium today was a good result, especially after a difficult start and
the various incidents during the race. At the start, something in the motor didn’t work, but even if I’d had full
power, there was no room to overtake. The three cars ahead of me deserved to be there as they were really
uncatchable. I am pleased with fourth place, because we were able to manage a race in which you had to always
maintain the highest level of concentration as there were plenty of tense moments. Our pace was good and that
means that, bit by bit, we are improving. Sure, the gap to the leaders is still significant, because like us, they are
still moving forward on the development front. Therefore we must always try to do better, starting with the next
race in Canada.”


Kimi Raikkonen: “This was a very unlucky day for me, a real shame after getting a good start and managing to
move up to third place. The car was handling well and had a good pace. Unfortunately, in a Safety Car period,
my car was hit by Chilton’s Marussia and I had to make an unscheduled stop as my right rear tyre was damaged
and that meant the end of any chance of getting a good result. I am sorry I still haven’t managed to get a good
result because we are working very hard. We know there is a lot to do as our rivals are still a long way ahead,
but I am sure that if we continue down this path the results will come, maybe with a bit more luck.”


Pat Fry: “Today in Monaco, luck was not on our side, especially in Kimi’s case. Mercedes and Red Bull showed
they have a greater potential than we do, but thanks to a really good start, I think that Kimi, who was third at
the first corner, could have finished on the podium. Unfortunately, during the Safety Car period, his F14 T was
hit by a Marussia and that meant he had to make two stops in the space of two laps, effectively ruining his race.
Fernando also got away well, but a few moments later and for all of the first sector, his car suffered a temporary
drop in power. Fortunately, he managed not to lose too many places and after that, he ran a rather solitary
race. We start work again tomorrow in Maranello, looking at our weak points: we are sure we can improve and
now we must prove those words with facts.”
Race


Pos. Time Gap Laps FL L
ALONSO 4th 1:50.00.113 + 32.452 78 1.19.727 54
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 26 New Soft
RAIKKONEN 12th 1:50.27.015 + 1 lap 78 1.18.479 75
Pit-stop
1st stop Lap 26 New Soft
2nd stop Lap 28 Old Soft
3rd stop Lap 73 Old Supersoft
Weather: air 22/23 °C, track 30/31 °C. Overcast

Tom Beeler

Tom has been a contributor to RIS since 1992. He was invited to join the staff as a full-time reporter/editor in 1995, and has covered IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to his RIS work, Tom has been a contributor for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota and the ACO.

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