Making up places isn’t easy in Monaco. Even with the unpredictable conditions and drivers dropping back due to collisions, only one driver improved on his starting position by more than four places.
That was Pascal Wehrlein, who started on the back row. Up at the sharp end places are even harder to come by, which makes Sergio Perez’s rise to third even more remarkable.
The Force India driver made his own call on the timing of his switch to intermediates tyres and it paid off handsomely, lifting him ahead of other drivers who had swapped tyres sooner but become stuck behind those still on full wets.
An early change to slicks cemented Perez’s hold on third position, handing him and Force India their first podium appearance of the year.
2016 Monaco Grand Prix lap chart
The positions of each driver on every lap. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan, click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:
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2016 Monaco Grand Prix race chart
The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below: