• Margot Robbie’s high-speed Monaco glide

    Watch this cool video of Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie driving a 100% electric Nissan BladeGlider through the streets of Monte Carlo.

    The actress tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can hit 62mph in less than five seconds – against an identical car on closed roads in the iconic French Riviera Principality.

    The three-seater prototype, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future.

    Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the concept is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.

    In the video, the Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street star is also seen demonstrating the drifting prowess of Nissan BladeGlider around one of the most famous corners in the world of motorsport – the iconic Fairmont Hairpin.

    “It’s a really exciting time for electric vehicles,” said Margot, Nissan’s first electric vehicle ambassador.

    “More people are choosing to go electric, leading the way to a more sustainable future and the Nissan BladeGlider hints at the future of smarter performance cars.”

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  • Full Monaco Grand Prix results

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    Pos. Driver Team
    1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
    3 Sergio Perez Force India
    4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
    5 Fernando Alonso McLaren
    6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
    7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
    8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
    9 Jenson Button McLaren
    10 Felipe Massa Williams
    11 Valtterri Bottas Williams
    12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas
    13 Romain Grosjean Haas
    14 Pascal Werhlein Manor
    15 Rio Haryanto Manor
    DNF Marcus Ericsson Sauber
    DNF Felipe Nasr Sauber
    DNF Max Verstappen Red Bull
    DNF Kevin Magnussen Renault
    DNF Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
    DNF Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
    DNF Jolyon Palmer Renault
  • Ericsson and Kvyat penalised for Monaco collisions

    Marcus Ericsson and Daniil Kvyat will both receive three-place grid penalties for the Canadian Grand Prix after stewards found them to be at fault for separate collisions.

    Kvyat was awarded a three-place grid penalty as well as two penalty points on his license for avoidable contact with Kevin Magnussen, while Ericsson was given the same punishment for colliding with his team mate later in the race.

    The penalties leave Ericsson with six penalty points on his super license, while Kvyat currently has seven. Any driver who receives 12 points in a single 12 month period will recieve a one race suspension.

    Kimi Raikkonen was also investigated after the race following his collision with Romain Grosjean, but no further action was taken by the stewards.

  • Hamilton wins thrilling Monaco Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton secured his first victory of the season after an eventful Monaco Grand Prix from Daniel Ricciardo, while Serigo Perez took third for Force India.

    Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2016Changeable conditions saw plenty of action throughout the field with the race only just running inside of the time hour time limit.

    Sebastian Vettel was fourth for Ferrari, followed by Fernando Alonso’s McLaren, while Nico Hulkenberg snatched fifth from Nico Rosberg on the run to the line.

    With heavy downpours soaking the track prior to the start, it came as little surprise when the FIA announced that the race would begin under Safety Car conditions.

    Finally, the race was allowed to begin properly at the start of lap eight. Ricciardo made a strong getaway, pulling out a second over Nico Rosberg, Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

    But there was instant trouble as Jolyon Palmer lost control of his Renault over the start/finish straight, slamming into the outside barriers and spearing into the wall at Ste Devote. The Virtual Safety Car was called, as the Monaco marshals cleared the track of debris from the single car accident.

    When the race resumed, Kimi Raikkonen understeered into the barriers at the Hotel Hairpin, breaking his front wing before colliding with Romain Grosjean at Portier, putting the Ferrari out of the race.

    With no rain falling, many drivers down the field began to pit for Intermediate tyres, while cars out front chose to remain on wet tyres.

    Ricciardo was now 13s seconds ahead of the Mercedes with Hamilton visibly quicker than his team mate. Mercedes ordered Rosberg to let Hamilton by, which he duly obliged by pulling over up the hill.

    Rosberg was the first of the front three to pit for Intermediates, followed by Ricciardo, but Hamilton remained out on full Wets.

    Ricciardo caught and pressured Hamilton for the lead, but now drivers were beginning to switch to dry tyres which Hamilton opted to do directly on Lap 31.

    Ricciardo attempted to use his speed to jump Hamilton in the pits, but when he arrived in his pit box there were no tyres to be found with the Red Bull mechanics. A costly error saw Hamilton resume into the lead.

    Hamilton had to resist heavy pressure from the chasing Red Bull, with Ricciardo almost passing the Mercedes after Hamilton missed the chicane but was strongly rebuffed.

    Max Verstappen capped off a weekend to forget by crashing at Mirabeau in tenth, while the two Saubers of Marcus Ericsson and
    Felipe Nasr collided at Rascasse.

    Despite Ricciardo’s best efforts, the Red Bull driver was unable to find a way past the Mercedes and Hamilton duly held on to claim his first victory of the season. Sergio Perez took his sixth podium of his career in third, ahead of Vettel and Alonso.

    Late rain on the final lap saw many drivers struggling for grip on the run to the line, with Nico Rosberg being passed by Nico Hulkneberg’s Force India as both fought for traction on the slippery track.

    Carlos Sainz Jr, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa rounded out the points paying positions.

  • Kvyat cleared after floor flex failure

    Toro Rosso have been cleared following an investigation by the stewards after Daniil Kvyat’s STR11 failed a front floor flex test.

    FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer confirmed that Kvyat’s car was subjected to a test after qualifying and after his front floor was found to flex more than the maximum 5mm allowed, has been referred to the stewards.

    If the stewards had deemed Toro Rosso guilty of a technical infringement, Kvyat could have been disqualified from qualifying and forced to start the Monaco Grand Prix from the back of the grid.

    Kvyat will start the race from eighth on the grid, having qualified ninth but promoted one place following Kimi Raikkonen’s grid penalty.

    The technical delegate’s statement is as follows.

    A front floor deflection test was carried out on car number 26.
    A vertical deflection under a vertical load of 4000 newtons exceeded 5mm. As this is not in compliance with Article 3.17.5, I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration.

    After the investigation the FIA said:

    “The team produced evidence that the car suffered an impact which reduced the downforce and resulted with a slower lap time than in Q2,” said a stewards’ statement.
    “Therefore whilst technically the car failed to pass the deflection test, the stewards have decided not to impose any penalty.
    “However the team is reminded that further tests will be conducted and that future failure of the test may not result in the same decision.
    “The FIA technical team is requested to further study the telemetry produced by the team and provide a report to the Stewards if appropriate.

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