In four starts at this circuit, Valtteri Bottas has never scored a point at the Monaco GP. However, a lot of that could be due to the fact that Monaco has never been Williams’ circuit, and all of Bottas’ starts at Monaco have came behind the wheel of a Williams. Now that he’s with Mercedes, Bottas is going to have to hope that’s the case.
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Max Verstappen - NOT
The Red Bull Racing machine has been less-than-stellar in 2017, and the Spanish GP showed that the team still has some work to do to catch Mercedes and Ferrari. However, that’s the least of Verstappen’s problems. The teenage racing driver has crashed out of both Monaco GPs he’s competed in.
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Sebastian Vettel - HOT
Vettel doesn’t have the best track record at Monaco, having only won here once in 2011. However, he does have something that no other driver on the grid can say, and that’s that he’s the only driver in the field to have stood on the podium every race this year. In fact, he’s finished in the top two at every race this year. Yet Ferrari has not won a race here since 2001.
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Sergio Perez - HOT
Force India had a fantastic race in Spain with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finishing fourth and fifth respectively. While this will be Ocon’s first F1 race here, Perez has raced here six times before, and finished on the podium at Monaco in 2016.
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Williams - NOT
Monaco has never been Williams' circuit, and it doesn’t help matters than neither Felipe Massa nor lance Stroll finished the Spanish GP two weeks ago. The team seems to be fading a bit just six rounds into the season, and is going to want to hope it can have a better outing this time out at Monaco.
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Toro Rosso - HOT
Unlike the Williams teammates that failed to score points in Spain, both Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz scored points at the Spanish GP two weeks ago. Also, Sainz and Kvyat have scored points every time they’ve made it to the finish at the Monaco GP, although Kvyat has failed to finish here twice.
Nico Hulkenberg - HOT
As he often does, Hulkenberg has been flying just a little bit under the radar this season picking up strong finishes for the Renault team. His last three finishes have been 9th, 8th and 6th and he finished sixth here last year too. Let’s not forget that Hulkenberg has a 24 Hours of Le Mans win. If he were to ever win Monaco, perhaps we could see him joining Alonso at Indy one day.