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F1: Red Bull’s Ricciardo overcomes power loss to win Monaco GP ahead of Sebastian Vettel

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Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.

The Australian driver showed outstanding composure and defensive driving to fend off Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari.

Vettel shaved a few points off championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who finished third.

Hamilton made an audacious move by pitting for new tires several laps before his rivals, but was worried they would wear out completely by the end.

The virtual safety car came out for the last few laps after Charles Leclerc lost his brakes and shunted his Sauber into the back of Brendon Hartley’s Toro Rosso. Drivers are not allowed to overtake when the VSC is deployed and must maintain a steady speed.

The incident came too late and made no difference to the overall race picture.

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth for Ferrari ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Force India’s Esteban Ocon.

 

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Full race classification

1. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 78 laps, 1hr 42m 54.807s

2. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari +7.336s

3. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +17.013s

4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari +18.127s

5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +18.822s

6. Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team +23.667s

7. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda +24.331s

8. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team +24.839s

9. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing +25.317s

10. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP Renault Sport Formula One Team +1m 09.013s

11. Marcus Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team +1m 09.864s

12. Sergio Perez MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team +1m 10.461s

13. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team +1m 14.823s

14. Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren F1 Team +1 lap

15. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team +1 lap

16. Sergey Sirotkin RUS Williams Martini Racing +1 lap

17. Lance Stroll CAN Williams Martini Racing +2 laps

Did not finish

Brendon Hartley NZL Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 70 laps

Charles Leclerc MON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 70 laps

Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren F1 Team 52 laps

Original article found on The Malta Independent

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