D this was a challenge. Red Bull beat Mercedes in training. It was only the third training defeat of the Silver Arrows in the hybrid era after Austria in 2014 and Singapore in 2015. Red Bull had earned the pole position. Daniel Ricciardo was clearly the fastest man of the weekend. On dry roads and in the rain. The upgrade from Renault also played a part in the Red Bull show.
Montreal sets the trend for the rest of the season
What the horsepower injection from Paris is really worth will only be revealed in Montreal know. For that long, Mercedes is still considered number 1 in the field. The victory in Monte Carlo was based on 3 pillars: Red Bull's mistake in the pits, an ingenious risk strategy from Mercedes and an unearthly driving Lewis Hamilton.
Ferrari has to worry. The speed was there in phases. But there are still too many mistakes in tire management and strategy. If the misery persists, the Italians are in danger of becoming third in our power ranking.
Force India made the biggest leap in midfield. With the upgrade of the VJM09, the Hülkenberg team is getting better and better. Okay, the track characteristics also played a role. But the engineers understand their package better and better.
Power Ranking GP Monaco 2016
Here is the Power Ranking from the GP Monaco 2016. As always, you can find the detailed form check of all 11 teams in our gallery.
- Mercedes (1)
- Red Bull (2)
- Ferrari (3)
- Force India (6)
- Toro Rosso (5)
- McLaren (7)
- Williams (4)
- HaasF1 ( 8)
- Clean (9)
- Renault (10)
- Manor (11)
* in brackets position after the GP Spain