Monaco was also the place that set the
previous record for most new winners in
an F1 season, as Keke Rosberg’s masterful
drive with his Williams-Cosworth F W08C to
beat the turbos in 1983 made it 5-for- 5.
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Red Bull team boss Christian Horner,
whose champion squad became the first
to see both its drivers at the top of a
podium this year, said the uncertainty
is a net positive, and puts a premium on
consistency over the course of the year.
BIG 3 vs. THE REST
Six races in, F1’s “usual suspects” at Red Bull,
McLaren and Ferrari have had much more of
a fight on their hands this season, in a variety
of statistical categories, especially race pace.
THE HIGHEST HIGHS
Conor Daly lives the dream in GP3 – then
comes through a nightmare unscathed
Conor Daly has proven
himself Stateside in Mazda’s
“Road to Indy” support
series, but is determined to
follow his father Derek’s path
to Formula 1. His GP3
program this year has put
him well on the way to
achieving that goal – if not
entirely in ways he would like!
(who was penalized for a
dangerous blocking maneuver
that caused the incident) and
flying into the catch fencing at
the exit of the tunnel.
At the opening weekend in
Barcelona, Daly scored his
first GP3 victory with an
accomplished drive in front of
the F1 teams at the Spanish
“I looked at my car and
thought, ‘Wow, that was a big
one!’” related Daly, who was
fortunate to emerge without
a scratch. “Then I happened
to see the fence and I was
like, ‘Wow, did I do that?’”
He did, and the video of it
(BELOW) made sports highlight
shows around the world.
Grand Prix. But, next time out
in Monaco, he emulated his
dad’s infamous aerobatics
during the 1980 Monaco GP
by vaulting over the rear
wheels of another competitor
GETTING THE LAY OF THE LAND POSTCARD America’s Joey Hand has made rapid progress in his first DTM season with BMW’s factory-backed Team RMG. In Round 4, at Austria’s Red Bull Ring (BELOW), he qualified fifth and finished ninth, scoring his first points.