This year’s Monaco GP has seen its share of accidents. If the qualifying session had to be red flagged yesterday, the race itself had to be red flagged today when Vitaly Petrov crashed his Lotus Renault into the road side barriers and had to be taken to hospital. That actually gave a reprieve of sorts to Sebastian Vettel who was under pressure from Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button towards the end of the race. Vettel’s strategy was compromised due to a safety car period earlier where he did not change his tyres and therefore was running on tyres which were more than 50 laps old when the Vitaly Petrov incident occurred. This reprieve gave Vettel and Red Bull Racing their fifth win of this year while Ferrari could not break their now eleven year jinx of not having won a GP of Monaco. Their driver Alonso could only finish second and the other Ferrari of Felipe Massa was involved in an accident and could not take further part in the race. Button’s McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton was once penalized with a drive through for causing an accident with Massa and towards the end of the race Hamilton did the same yet again to finish in sixth place ahead of Adrian Sutil. His move is under investigation and it is likely that he will again be given a drive through penalty, but since the race is over, the time taken for a drive through in the pit lane will be added to Hamilton’s time if he is found guilty. But even if he is given a penalty it may not alter the result since Adrian Sutil who finished seventh in the Force India car was one lap down. Mark Webber in the other Red Bull Racing car drove to a forceful fourth place while Kamui Kobayashi in the Sauber finished fifth. Pastor Maldonado of Williams was in the sixth place when Hamilton punted him out of the race. Rubens Barichello did finish in the points for Williams with a reasonable drive. Michael Schumacher yet again had a wretched race which was first marred by a poor start and then ended with mechanical failure when he was running in fourteenth position. Paul Di Resta was driving a good race but had to go through a drive through penalty for almost causing a collision and therefore finished out of the points. Sebastian Buemi finished in the points for Scuderia Toro Rosso while his team mate Jaime Alguersuari who could also have finished in the points found himself crashing along with Vitaly Petrov. Petrov’s team mate Nick Heidfeld finished in eighth position thanks mainly to the carnage that took so many drivers out. Nico Rosberg in the other Mercedes car drove a listless race to finish in eleventh position. Narain Karthikeyan finished last and four laps down on the winner while his team mate Vitantonio Liuzzi in the other Hispania Racing Team car finished one place ahead of Narain and three laps down on the leaders. One has to question the wisdom of Tata throwing its money behind a team that is in no position to race at all. How about using those 6 or 8 million dollars on R&D to make better their cars better? That is logical right?