Jenson reckons he should have won it last year and, with new tyres, he was catching Vettel and Alonso in the closing stages setting up for a brilliant finish as the Red Bull and Ferrari struggled on old rubber but then the red flag came and, after 72 laps of scintillating racing, the Monaco GP came to a tame and predictable end. Button had to make do with third rather than first as the red flag allowed all the cars to change tyres and even let Hamilton fix his rear wing, damaged when Alguersuari ran into the back of the second McLaren.
2012 the teams are returning to the Principality next weekend with Jenson feeling that he has "a little bit of unfinished business". He's just not sure that the McLaren is suited to the narrow, twisting track being better at the high speed circuits.
Given the topsy-turvy nature of the season so far anyone could win Monaco. Check out Daniel Ricciardo's expectations for Toro Rosso which in a normal season you could dismiss as pure fantasy, but in the current hurly-burly are not even worthy of a raised eyebrow!