Daniel Ricciardo Storms to Monaco GP Win

Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix after starting from pole position on Sunday.

The Red Bull driver showed outstanding composure and defensive driving to fend off the hot pursuit of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Joining Ricciardo and Vettel on the podium is championship leader and reigning champion, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in third.

Hamilton, who cruised to an imperious Spanish GP win last time out, 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, although the incident came too late and made no difference to the overall race picture.

Vettel’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth, ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas while Force India’s Esteban Ocon finished fifth.

Hamilton still leads the drivers’ standing with 110 points, with Vettel keeping chase in second on 96 points while Ricciardo moves into third on 72 points.

Coming up in a fortnight is the Canadian GP in Montreal.

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