Selebriti Dunia Sambangi GP Monako Dukung Raikkonen Pimpin `Pole Position`

The Stars Come Out at Monaco GP Watch Raikkonen Claims Historic Pole Position

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


Selebriti Dunia Sambangi GP Monako Dukung Raikkonen Pimpin `Pole Position`Model Kate Upton mendukung Red Bull (kiri) Jose Mourinho dengan pembalap Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo (kanan atas) pembalap sepeda Mark Renshaw dan Mark Cavendish dengan Jenson Button (Foto2: MailOnline)

GRAND PRIX Monako adalah salah satu kompetisi paling bergengsi di muka Bumi, tak heran balapan tahunan itu menjadi tempat berkumpulnya selebriti top dari seluruh dunia.

Kegiatan tahun ini pun begitu, kehadiran sejumlah wajah terkenal hadir pada sesi kualifikasi, berada dekat duo Ferrari yakni Kimi Raikkonen dan Sebastian Vettel yang meraih posisi start di depan.

Pemegang juara Liga Eropa 2017, Manchester United yang meraih juara pada Rabu malam di Stockholm, terwakili dengan hadirnya manajer Jose Mourinho untuk mengikuti sesi kualifikasi dari garasi Red Bull.

Dia berada dekat dua pembalap Red Bull, Max Verstappen dan Daniel Ricciardo, masing-masing menempati posisi keempat dan kelima, dan juga sempat bersua dengan bintang kriket West Indian Chris Gayle.

Gayle mengunggah fotonya berdua di Instagram, dengan emoji sepak bola di sampingnya, setelah sebelumnya mengunggah fotonya sendiri pada awal pekan ini.

Mourinho dan Gayle bukan satu-satunya bintang olahraga di Monaco untuk balapan bergengsi, kehadiran mantan juara dunia Moto GP Casey Stoner dan Jorge Lorenzo juga di Monako, sebagai tamu Ferrari.

Pembalap sepeda Mark Renshaw dan Mark Cavendish foto bareng dengan Jenson Button, sedangkan model Kate Upton juga bertandang ke markas Red Bull.

Radamel Falcao telah menikmati tahun-tahun sukses bersama Monaco, yang memenangkan gelar Prancis dan juga mencapai empat besar Liga Champions, dan sebelum mudik dia hadir sebagai tamu penting tim Sauber.

Pangeran Albert II dan Putri Charlene dari Monaco adalah tamu tetap di acara tahunan di kota mereka dan hadir mendukung kesuksesan kualifikasi Raikkonen, dan hadir di paddock Williams.

Keluarga Kerajaan Inggris juga hadir, Zara Phillips, cucu sang ratu, menghadiri balapan bersama suaminya, mantan bintang rugby Inggris Mike Tindall.

Duo Presenter Ant & Dec sering disebut sebagai bangsawan layar kaca Inggris juga hadir pada babak kualifikasi.

Selebriti yang berkumpul, dan mereka yang menonton dari kapal pesiar mewah tertambat di teluk, menyaksikan saat Lewis Hamilton mengalami hari yang menyedihkan karena ia hanya mampu lolos ke urutan ke-13 tercepat.

Namun perjuangan pembalap Mercedes itu tidak menjadi konsekuensi Raikkonen, yang sangat senang dengan penampilannya saat ia mengamankan pole untuk pertama kalinya dalam sembilan tahun terakhir seperti dikutip MailOnline.

"Jelas ini tempat terbaik untuk memulai balapan," kata Raikkonen. 'Kualifikasi bagus, tidak sempurna tapi saya senang dengan mobilnya.'

"Semuanya berjalan baik dan saya merasa lega, saya punya peluang. Itu cukup bagus dan siap bertanding.'

THE MONACO Grand Prix is one of the most glitzy sporting event on the planet, meaning the annual race becomes a celebrity hotspot each and every year.

This year's event is no exception, with a number of recognisable faces trackside for Saturday's qualifying session, which saw Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel secure the front two spots on the grid.

Fresh from Manchester United's Europa League glory on Wednesday night in Stockholm, manager Jose Mourinho was in town and took in the qualifying session from the comfort of the Red Bull garage.

He watched as the two Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, managed fourth and fifth respectively, and also found time to catch up with West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle.

Gayle posted an image of the two together on Instagram, simply with a football emoji alongside it, having previously posted images of himself in the principality earlier in the week.

Mourinho and Gayle are not the only sporting stars in Monaco for the big race, with former Moto GP world champions Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo also in town, as guests of Ferrari.

Cyclists Mark Renshaw and Mark Cavendish had a picture taken with Jenson Button, while model Kate Upton was also there in the Red Bull area.

Radamel Falcao has enjoyed a successful year with Monaco, who won the French title and also reached the last four of the Champions League, and has not had far to travel in order to take up his position as a guest of Sauber.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are regular attendees at their home event and were present for Raikkonen's qualifying success, with the latter taking in the action from the Williams paddock.

British royalty was in attendance too, with Zara Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter, taking in the event with her husband, former England rugby star Mike Tindall. 

Presenter duo Ant & Dec are often referred to as TV royalty and were also in attendance for qualifying.

The assembled celebrities, and those watching from the many luxury yachts moored in the bay, watched on as Lewis Hamilton endured a miserable day as he was only able to qualify 13th-fastest.

But the Mercedes driver's struggles were of no consequence to Raikkonen, who was delighted with his display as he secured pole for the first time in nine years.

‘Obviously it’s the best place to start from tomorrow,’ said Raikkonen. ‘Qualifying was good, not perfect but I was pleased with the car.

‘Things worked well and I felt good, I was able to push. It was quite nice and straightforward.