2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix Crash To Cost Red Bull Millions

2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix
2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix | Image by F1/Facebook

The 2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix was won by Charles Leclerc, who dominated the Circuit de Monaco and secured victory with a nine-second lead.

Oscar Piastri and Carlos Sainz followed Leclerc on the podium, who finished in second and third place respectively.

The Monaco Grand Prix was marred by a harrowing incident involving Sergio Pérez and both Haas drivers. The race was red-flagged on the very first lap due to a collision on the uphill section after Turn 1. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, positioned on the inside of Pérez, made contact as the corner curved to the right. As the space closed up, their cars touched, causing Pérez to slam into the wall.

As Pérez’s car rebounded onto the track, it collected Magnussen’s teammate, Nico Hülkenberg. The impact left Pérez’s car heavily damaged, and both Haas cars were also unable to continue. Fortunately, all three drivers emerged from the crash unscathed.

RN 365 reported that “Sergio Perez’s Monaco Grand Prix crash and destroyed Red Bull will cost the team up to three-million dollars, reckons Dr Helmut Marko.

“A lengthy red flag followed for barrier repairs, with Perez tearing into Magnussen’s approach as the stewards declined to investigate the issue further, as Marko claimed a multi-million price-tag was awaiting Red Bull.

“‘This is costing us about two to three million and with the budget cap that is of course a big handicap,’ he told Sky Germany.

“‘It was another crash that Magnussen was involved in. Thank God it ended well, but it was a critical situation. I was surprised, though, how quickly the stewards dealt with the matter.’”

To read the full story from RN 365, please look HERE.

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