F1 2017: Vettel wins at Monaco, leads c’ship

  • Published On: 29 May 2017
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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Redbull’s Daniel Ricardo finish second and third respectively.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel aced Sunday’s Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2017, ahead of his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen. This victory gives German Driver a 25 point boost over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who finished seventh in the weekend. Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull followed Raikkonen across the finish line.

A late pit-stop for Vettel allowed him to jump ahead of Raikkonen, who was leading the race in the frantic last 10 laps. The victory was Ferrari’s first at Monaco since 2001.

Ricciardo too used a late pit-stop to get ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas (fourth), while his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen, finished fifth.

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz came in sixth, just ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who managed an impressive climb from 13th on the grid. Haas’s Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, and Felipe Massa racing for Williams finished eighth, ninth and tenth.

One of the shockers of the race came during Lap 60 when McLaren’s Jenson Button made an ambitious passing attempt on Sauber’s Pascal Wehrlein. The manoeuvre failed, and left Pascal’s car on its side against the Portier barriers. Although unable to escape from the cockpit, he emerged unharmed when help arrived.

The contact resulted in suspension damage in Button’s car, which forced him retire during his one-race comeback. Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson then nosed his car into the barriers at Ste Devote, resulting in a double Did-not-finish for the team.

The other retirements during the race include Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat, who Force India’s Sergio Perez crashed into, Lance Stroll and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg, who had troubles with his gearbox.7

Results

POS  DRIVER  CAR  LAPS GAP
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 78 1h44m44.340s
2    Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 78 3.145s
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 78 3.745s
4    Valtteri Bottas Mercedes   78 5.517s
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault    78    6.199s
6    Carlos Sainz    Toro Rosso/Renault    78    12.038s
7    Lewis Hamilton    Mercedes    78    15.801s
8    Romain Grosjean    Haas/Ferrari    78    18.150s
9    Felipe Massa  Williams/Mercedes    78    19.445s
10    Kevin Magnussen   Haas/Ferrari    78    21.443s

 

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