Ricciardo Wins Monaco Grand Prix In Dominating Fashion

Nearing the midway mark of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo thought his No. 3 Red Bull Racing entry was losing power. It ended up being a false alarm. The Aussie would easily cruise to his seventh career Formula One victory on Sunday en route to a historic win in Monte Carlo. Ricciardo, led every practice session, started on the pole and led all 78 laps in a dominating race weekend. The last driver to do that was Lewis Hamilton in the United States Grand Prix last year.

The win for Ricciardo was in Red Bull’s 250th Grand Prix. The team also won their 150th (at Bahrain 2013) and 100th (at Hungary 2010). 

Sebastian Vettel brought his No. 5 Ferrari home runner-up for his 102nd career podium finish. He was the defending race winner from reaching victory last year.

Lewis Hamilton came home third in his No. 44 Mercedes for his 31st straight race of scoring points. The trio started the race 1-2-3 in that exact order too as Ricciardo beat Vettel by 7.336-seconds and Hamilton by 17.013-seconds.

Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and fifth respectively in the ho-hum race.

Monaco Grand Prix. 

  1.  3 Ricciardo
  2.  5 Vettel
  3. 44 Hamilton
  4.  7 Raikkonen
  5. 44 Bottas
  6. 31 Ocon
  7. 10 Gasly R
  8. 27 Hulkenberg
  9. 33 Verstappen
  10. 55 Sainz
  11.  9 Ericsson
  12. 11 Perez
  13. 20 Magnussen
  14.  2 Vandoorne -1
  15.  8 Grosjean -1
  16. 35 Sirtokin R -1
  17. 18 Stroll -2
  18. 16 Leclerc R OUT
  19. 28 Hartley R OUT
  20. 14 Alonso OUT


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