Monaco Grand Prix

The Austrian Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and became the new leader of the Formula 1 championship.

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz finished second. For the 26-year-old Spaniard, this podium spot was the first for the new team. Top-3 was completed by Briton Lando Norris from McLaren.

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished only seventh but had the best lap. Nevertheless, the seven-time world champion lost first place in the standings. Verstappen is four points ahead of Hamilton (105 to 101).

Note that the winner of the Monegasque qualification Charles Leclair did not participate in the race. The day before, the Ferrari driver crashed his car at the end of the third segment but was able to win pole position due to the previous fast lap. During the two inspections of the car, the team’s mechanics did not notice significant damage, but during the setting lap before the race, Leclair reported problems with the gearbox. As a result, his “Ferrari” withdrew from the Sunday competition.

Later, the gathering was recorded in the boxes of the “Mercedes”. During the first wave of pit stops, the mechanics were unable to replace the tires of the race vice leader Valtteri Bottas due to wheel nut problems.

World Championship. 5th stage. Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

Race

1. Max Verstappen (Netherlands, Red Bull) – 78 laps
2. Carlos Sainz (Spain, Ferrari) – +8.968
3. Lando Norris (Great Britain, McLaren) – +19.427
4. Sergio Perez (Mexico, Red Bull) – +20.490
5. Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Aston Martin) – +52.591
6. Pierre Gasly (France, “Alpha Tauri”) – +53.896
7. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, “Mercedes”) – +68.231
8. Lance Stroll (Canada, Aston Martin) – +1 lap
9. Esteban Ocon (France, “Alpin”) – +1 lap
10. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy, Alfa Romeo) – +1 lap
11. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland, Alfa Romeo) – +1 lap
12. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia, McLaren) – +1 lap
13. Fernando Alonso (Spain, Alpin) – +1 lap
14. George Russell (Great Britain, Williams) – +1 lap
15. Nicolas Latifi (Canada, Williams) – +1 lap
16. Yuki Tsunoda (Japan, “Alpha Tauri”) – +1 lap
17. Nikita Mazepin (Russia, “Haas”) – +3 laps
18. Mick Schumacher (Germany, “Haas”) – +3 laps
Valtteri Bottas (Finland, “Mercedes”) – descent
Charles Leclair (Monaco, Ferrari) – did not start.

Red Bull took the lead in the Constructors’ Cup

Monaco Grand Prix

At the moment, the Austrian team is winning one point from Mercedes in the Constructors’ Cup. Note that “Red Bull” took the first line in the ranking for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2013.

Constructors’ Cup. Positions after five steps:

1. “Red Bull” – 149 points
2. “Mercedes” – 148
3. McLaren – 80
4. Ferrari – 78
5. Aston Martin – 19
6. “Alpha Tauri” – 18
7. “Alpin” – 17
8. Alfa Romeo – 1
9. Williams – 0
10. “Haas” – 0.

By Alex

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