Principality Favorites Leclerc, Hamilton & Ricciardo Reconvene as F1’s Big Three Teams Prepare for Debate at Monaco GP

Published 05/26/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

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Formula 1 returns to Monaco. The jewel in the calendar, the Principality provides a spectacle like no other race track. For Friday’s press conference, the list is out, and it seems like a very interesting combination.

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Let’s have a look at it, shall we?


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Interesting press conference pairing in Monaco GP

In the first pairing, we have Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton and Haas’s Kevin Magnussen. Not to forget, these two had a coming together in Barcelona on the opening lap. This left Lewis to climb his way up and Kevin finished outside the points.

Certainly, words were exchanged over the radio. Magnussen blamed Lewis for the incident and many believed it was Kevin’s fault. Only time will tell if the two have put the incident behind them or if it is a topic of debate.

In the third pairing, we have Williams’s Alex Albon and McLaren’s Lando Norris. The two have raced each other since karting and have made it mainstream to Formula 1. They are also competitive at golf and there will be no shortage of banter between these two.


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Former Torro-Rosso teammates, Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz will be in the last pair. Both drivers have come a long way since driving against each other and have been competitive since the beginning of 2022. Pierre Gasly, Mick Schumacher, and Fernando Alonso will complete the last group in addition to these two.

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Sparks may fly on Saturday’s press conference between team bosses. Rivals from last year, Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff will be sitting together. In addition, Red Bull’s championship rival Ferrari and team boss Mattia Binotto will also be sitting with the two.

The complete lineup on Friday and Saturday

Drivers: (Friday press conference)

  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine)- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – Kevin Magnussen (Haas) – Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)


  • Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)- Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)- George Russell (Mercedes)- Sergio Perez (Red Bull)- Nicholas Latifi (Williams)


  • Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)- Lando Norris (McLaren)- Alex Albon (Williams)


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  • Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)-Mick Schumacher (Haas)- Fernando Alonso (Alpine)- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)- Max Verstappen (Red Bull)



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Team Principals: (Saturday press conference)

  • Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)- Toto Wolff (Mercedes)- Christian Horner (Red Bull)
  • Frédéric Vasseur (Alfa Romeo)- Otmar Szafnauer (Alpine)- Andreas Seidl (McLaren)



Vaibhav Aatreya

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Vaibhav Aatreya is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. His ever-growing passion for the sport, combined with his willingness to learn the inside workings of Formula 1, led him to pursue his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Having been following the world of motorsports for many years now, Vaibhav loves to pen down his thoughts, giving his take on the ongoings in the sport.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima