"My opening laps were good - I overtook Adrian [Sutil] and tried to have a go at Fernando [Alonso] at the hairpin. I tapped his rear wheel, so I wasn't really paying attention when Checo put a really good move on me out of the tunnel under braking for the Harbour Chicane.
"After the restart, Adrian also made a really good move on me into the hairpin - I didn't actually think it would be possible because I'd tried it on Fernando earlier and it didn't work.
"Then, in the last few laps, Checo and Kimi [Raikkonen] tangled, and suddenly there was a battle behind them because they were circulating slowly in their damaged cars. So I took the opportunity to jump up the inside of Fernando at Rascasse, which was quite fun, and came home sixth.
"It was a pity that Checo's late-race retirement meant we couldn't score more heavily today - that would have been a big boost for the team - but I bagged a decent number of points, and our pace in clear air was good, so there are positives we can take away from today."
Sergio Perez: "I'd had a great race - I'd been overtaking cars through the afternoon - but in my opinion Kimi didn't leave me enough room when I tried to pass him as we exited the tunnel, and as a result I got squeezed into the wall on the entry to the Harbour Chicane.
"That was a real shame - I'd overtaken both Jenson and Fernando there, and Jenson had overtaken me there too, but I couldn't have avoided the crash with Kimi. Of course, any passing manoeuvre at Monaco is risky, but, at the end of the day, you have to leave each other a little room.
"As a result of our contact, my car's brake ducts were affected and my front brakes overheated - in fact I basically ran out of brakes.
"It's particularly frustrating to retire from a grand prix in which you've driven hard and fast, especially when you're so near to the finish. So, all in all, I'm extremely disappointed - for the team as much as for myself."
Martin Whitmarsh, Team Principal: "Jenson drove well all afternoon to finish sixth and thereby score a useful eight world championship points.
"Checo would also have claimed a decent haul of world championship points but for a coming-together with Kimi that compromised the efficacy of his brake ducts and eventually caused him to lose his braking.
"He's disappointed, understandably, but the up-side is that he was combative and entertaining on almost every lap - and, more important still, he was very quick.
"McLaren has won the Monaco Grand Prix 15 times in the past - considerably more often than any other marque - so of course we're disappointed not to have been able to notch up win number 16 here today. But we were in the mix throughout, and it's clear that MP4-28's developmental trend is positive.
"Our next race will be the Canadian Grand Prix, which we've won 13 times in the past, which puts McLaren first-equal in the all-time Canadian Grand Prix win tally alongside Ferrari. We're not predicting Canadian Grand Prix win number 14 for McLaren in a fortnight's time, but undoubtedly we'll be giving it 100% between now and then in our efforts to make ourselves as competitive as we possibly can."