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June 7, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

Monaco 2016

Having finally dried out after a soggy Monaco Grand Prix weekend, the Pitpass team have found their way into the studio to discuss everything that happened around the streets of the Principality.

Chris Balfe is back on the grid alongside Mat Coch and Max Noble as they sink their teeth into the meaty issue that is Red Bull and its inability to perform a pit stop. The former world champion team put in an amateur performance in Monaco which cost its de facto lead driver a likely win – and probably his loyalty to the squad too. For that reason and others Balfe suggests heads should roll at the Milton Keynes squad

Speaking of heads, while they roll away from the Red Bull factory there's some serious work that needs to be done inside Max Verstappen's. Following a breakthrough win in Barcelona both Balfe and Noble share concerns that he's perhaps starting to get a little too big for his britches. It might have been the perfect way to start his career at the time, but the duo are left questioning whether in reality it was the worst possible thing that could happen as it hasn't given the youngster time to adjust and acclimatise to his surroundings. His attitude across the Monaco weekend didn't do the teenager any favours.

Almost missed under the steaming pile left in Red Bull's pit box was Lewis Hamilton's performance, the Mercedes driver putting in a solid day's work to make the most of his performance. It wasn't lost on the Pitpass team who all agree that while he wasn't the fastest car out there he did all he needed to do to remain in contention, as the very best always do.

In many respects the same can be said for Sergio Perez who seemed to out drive the Force India to nab third place from under Ferrari's nose. More than that the Mexican racer is beginning to embarrass Nico Hulkenberg, leaving Noble to question whether Perez is getting better or Hulkenberg is getting worse.

Thankfully there will be plenty of opportunity for Noble to assess that in the coming weeks as the championship heads off on an eight week tour that takes in six different countries. It's an important phase of the championship, one which the team hopes Nico Rosberg bothers to turn up for.

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