Yesterday’s electrifying Monaco Grand Prix, which was punctuated by a series of accidents, red flags and safety car interventions, was convincingly won by Monaco resident Nico Rosberg.
The German driver, who lives in an apartment block a stone’s throw from some of our premier Monaco real estate for sale, broke records yesterday afternoon when he drove his Mercedes to victory on the streets of Monaco.
Rosberg is the first ever son of a former Monaco Grand Prix winner to cross the chequered flag first in front of thousands of people who lined the circuit just seconds away from some of our most exclusive property for sale in Monaco.
Millions more caught the historic moment on television as Rosberg followed in his father’s footsteps to clinch first place in arguably the most prolific F1 race of the season.
Rosberg’s father, the original ‘Flying Finn’ Keke Rosberg, won the Monaco Grand Prix exactly 30 years ago, in 1983, a year after he won his only F1 title.
It took Rosberg junior two hours and 20 minutes to cross the finishing line, ahead of defending triple world champion Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber. Rosberg’s team-mate and fellow Monaco resident Lewis Hamilton came fourth after he lost two vital positions due to the delayed introduction of the first safety car which came early on in the race.
Rosberg’s victory is the first win for a Mercedes driver since 1937, when another German Manfred Von Brauchitsch won the challenging circuit which weaves in and out of some of our portfolio of Monaco real estate for sale.
Yesterday’s Grand Prix, which was played out a hair’s breadth from some of our most prestigious property for sale in Monaco under a bright blue sky, was slightly marred by a number of accidents, one of which actually caused officials to stop the race for 20 minutes.
A barrier was broken as a result of the crash between Pastor Maldonado and Max Chilton, and the race was suspended until it had been repaired. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa also crashed in yesterday’s race and had to be fitted with a neck brace.
But for Rosberg, 27, there was nothing but smiles at the end of the action-packed race. “It’s amazing,” he said. “This is my home. I’ve grown up here all my life and it’s really special.”