Dodgy Business: What happened to the heavies?

Dodgy Business: What happened to the heavies?

Monaco is always a one-off but Brawn kept up its momentum with another superb 1-2. Behind Rubens and Jenson though, it was a weekend to forget for some of the heavy hitters. Tony Dodgins looks at some of the explanations

Nobody, but nobody, could have predicted the five Q1 victims at Monaco. We had Lewis Hamilton, world champion and last year's race winner, Jarno Trulli (winner in '04), Nick Heidfeld (second in '05) and two drivers as competitive and combative as Robert Kubica and Timo Glock.

The Hamilton story, at least, was understandable. This was Lewis's best – some would say only – chance of winning a race this year. He was right there on the opening day of practice and he was taking no prisoners.

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