Felipe Massa quickest in Q2 in Monaco

Nico Hulkenberg quickest in Q1 in Monaco

Nico Rosberg quickest in FP3 in Monaco

Jenson Button signing autographs in Monaco

Did you ever wonder how close the drivers get to the barriers (and the marshals) in Monaco? THAT’S how close!

Jenson Button quickest in FP2 in Monaco

How a Formula One steering wheel works

When a session starts dry but then starts to rain, the team will switch tyres but the driver has to change a setting on the bottom right-hand corner of the steering wheel for the new tyres.

Wet tyres have a bigger diameter to raise the ride height slightly and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.

The driver has to select the type of tyre on the steering wheel so that the onboard computers can understand the gearing and keep the telemetry and displays accurate.

http://getcartech.co.uk/in-car-technology/2011/10/12/how-a-formula-one-steering-wheel-works

Can anyone guess who the little guy is pictured here with Jean Alesi?!

Fernando Alonso quickest in FP1 in Monaco

01 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:16.265 22 laps
02 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:16.630 0.365 17 laps
03 Sergio Perez Sauber 1:16.711 0.446 19 laps
04 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:16.747 0.482 12 laps
05 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:16.760 0.495 20 laps
06 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:16.843 0.578 19 laps
07 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:17.038 0.773 21 laps
08 Jenson Button McLaren 1:17.190 0.925 13 laps
09 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:17.222 0.957 14 laps
10 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:17.261 0.996 18 laps
11 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:17.413 1.148 14 laps
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:17.631 1.366 18 laps
13 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:18.106 1.841 14 laps
14 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:18.209 1.944 25 laps
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:18.252 1.987 28 laps
16 Paul di Resta Force India 1:18.302 2.037 16 laps
17 Bruno Senna Williams 1:18.617 2.352 20 laps
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1:19.039 2.774 20 laps
19 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:19.341 3.076 16 laps
20 Narain Karthikeyan HRT 1:20.838 4.573 26 laps
21 Charles Pic Marussia 1:20.895 4.630 18 laps
22 Timo Glock Marussia 1:21.638 5.373 9 laps
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT 1:22.423 6.158 15 laps
Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1 laps

Kimi Raikkonen’s helmet for Monaco!