Monaco GP Weekend: All posts, one place

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It’s been a thrilling Monaco Grand Prix weekend so far. We’ve had everything from weird selfies to questions about hunger, bizarre crashes and a chilling intra-team rivalry developing at Mercedes.

And – of course – a bit of racing just to be sure. Here’s a run down of MotorSportsTalk’s coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix so far.

Thursday

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in FP1
Newey remains committed to Red Bull, ending Ferrari rumors
Vettel: Mercedes further ahead than Red Bull ever was
Alonso fastest in FP2 after final flurry
Montezemolo reacts to Mercedes praise by calling Alonso “the best driver in the world”
VIDEO: Take a ride with Fernando Alonso in Monaco
2014 Monaco Grand Prix Preview
Raikkonen suffers gearbox failure, nearly gets run over
Maldonado not worried about F1 future
Ericsson pays homage to Ronnie Peterson with Monaco helmet
MotorSportsTalk’s predictions: Monaco GP
Hamilton late after oversleeping, but soon resumes normal service

Friday (rest day)

Hamilton: Rosberg isn’t as hungry to win as I am
Off The Grid: Behind the scenes of F1’s lavish motorhomes
Mattiacci denies making approach for Adrian Newey
Rest day in Monaco gives the drivers a chance to regroup
Off The Grid: Mercedes’ new power units

Saturday

Hamilton closes out practice on top
Mercedes extends partnership with Petronas
Dennis open to Alonso making McLaren return
Rosberg narrowly beats Hamilton to Monaco GP pole
Rosberg under investigation for off-track excursion in Q3
Kvyat escapes spin to qualify ninth
Rosberg denies deliberately going off at Mirabeau
VIDEO: Vettel pleased with qualifying after car problem
Sauber’s nightmare start to 2014 hits a new low
VIDEO: 30 Seconds To Know – What is DRS?
Marcus Ericsson to start Monaco GP from the pit lane
Stewards take no action, Rosberg keeps Monaco pole
VIDEO: Breaking down the Mercedes rivalry
Ricciardo confident of keeping up with Mercedes in Monaco
If Nico wins in Monaco tomorrow, the scales tip back in his favor

Be sure to join us from 7:30am ET on NBC for the Monaco Grand Prix, with F1 Countdown starting at 7am on NBCSN.

Formula One: Recapping the past week’s news

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While the FIA Formula 1 World Championship is still two months away from beginning its 2018 season, this past week did bring about news items that filled out the 2018 grid and shed some light on individual team and car launches as the season-opening Australian Grand Prix draws closer.

Below is a recap of F1 news from this past week:

Williams Signs Sirotkin for 2018 Drive, Names Kubica as Reserve Driver

The saga of the second seat at Williams Martini Racing was finally resolved early on in the week, with former Renault Sport F1 Team test driver Sergey Sirotkin officially confirmed as a teammate to the incumbent Lance Stroll in 2018.

The announcement concluded months of speculation that saw multiple drivers test for the team in an auditioning capacity. Most notably, Robert Kubica looked to be a main contender for the seat before Sirotkin emerged as the favorite.

However, Kubica, who has not raced in Formula 1 since a devastating rally accident in 2011 left him with brutal injuries to his right arm, was named as a reserve and development driver for the team.

This announcement also completes the 2018 Formula 1 driver lineup, with all 11 teams having their seats now filled. Among those who were left without F1 drives are Paul Di Resta, who drove for Williams at the Hungarian Grand Prix in relief of Felipe Massa and even tested with them during the Winter months, and Antonio Giovinazzi, who filled in for Pascal Wehrlein at the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix.

Former Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is also without a race seat for 2018, but did sign on with Scuderia Ferrari as a development driver.

Mercedes, McLaren Reveal Dates for Their 2018 Car Launches

While most teams have not yet released dates for when their 2018 cars will be publicly launched, three notables have.

Mercedes AMG Petronas will introduce its 2018 challenger on February 22nd, the same day Ferrari is doing so, while McLaren will unveil its car one day later on the 23rd.

Testing will commence on February 26th at Circuit de Catalunya.

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