What The Papers Say About Monaco

Date published: May 30 2011

Fleet Street reckons that Fate or Lady Luck were all good to Sebastian Vettel in Monaco while Lewis Hamilton didn’t have either…

Fleet Street reckons that Fate or Lady Luck were all good to Sebastian Vettel in Monaco while Lewis Hamilton didn’t have either…

‘The Monaco Grand Prix is traditionally the one with more blue blood than red. It is held at a venue renowned for its extravagance but the racing is normally anything but excessive and sometimes a bit of a yawn, however challenging it is for the drivers.

‘The average speed, of under 90mph, is less than some people are prepared to use on the motorways. Overtaking, by common consent, is a rare and beautiful thing and even incidents are few in this procession, this multi-coloured train.

‘There are exceptions, such as in 1982, when rain struck with three laps to go with devastating results; and on Sunday we had another. There were crashes, safety cars, drive-through penalties and even – wait for it – cars actually passing each other. One driver, Vitaly Petrov, went to hospital, joining Sergio P