F1 MERCENARY wrote:Monaco was an example of a young, hungry driver willing to push the limits beyond what is thought to be possible and he bull-rushed his way passed one time, and the second time he went for it while being too far to make the attempt and then cut in tighter than was possible and he clipped the armco with his heart without big touched.
No, I can't agree with that, you're being too harsh on Leclerc.
If you put his failed attempt to pass Hülkenberg to one side for a moment, you had a young driver who was showing how to make progress in Monaco. On the first lap he tried to go round the outside of Norris at the hairpin, unsuccessfully, because Norris kept it tight. On lap 2 he was again close enough and Norris left the door open. The pass was clean between the two of them - both young drivers. Any overtake requires that both drivers act and react responsibly.
His overtake on Grosjean was not him bull-rushing past; two laps before he had noticed that Grosjean could be passed there. The following lap, he studied the move and on the next he executed it. Grosjean was already defensive at the swimming pool, allowing Leclerc to close for an attempt.
I don't know whether Hülkenberg was told by his team about Leclerc's overtake on Grosjean, but he did keep his line around Rascasse tighter than before. I also don't know whether he was aware early enough that it wasn't tight enough to keep Leclerc out, nor when he was aware that Leclerc was alongside. But the worst I can make of that incident is 'racing incident', in which Hülkenberg bore as much responsibility as Leclerc. (Which is apparently also the view taken by the stewards, since there was no report on the incident.)
Had Nico widened his line just enough to give Leclerc the necessary room to make the corner, we might have seen a real battle for the position on the finish straight. In other words, we were seeing real racing at Monaco for a change. Which is why I also can't agree with you on this:
F1 MERCENARY wrote:Monaco is a track that needs to be stricken from modern F1 and remain in the history books unless they make changes
Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity.
Maria de Villota - Jules Bianchi