Monaco GP: Winners & Losers

 

WINNERS:
Sebastian Vettel: The German extended his lead in the Driver’s Championship to 25 points after taking victory in Monaco. A controversial strategy decision from Ferrari saw Vettel leapfrog teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the pits as the German claimed his second victory on the streets of Monte Carlo.

Daniel Ricciardo: The Australian was left fuming after qualifying but the 2016 Monaco GP pole-sitter managed to take the final place on the podium in Monaco after the pit-stops with Ricciardo not only getting ahead of teammate Max Verstappen but ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes.

Carlos Sainz: The Young Spaniard enjoyed another impressive performance this year after finishing sixth. Sainz endured a rather lonely race but managed to hold the threat of Lewis Hamilton behind him to pick up eight valuable points for Toro Rosso.

Haas: For the first time since joining the sport in 2016, the American outfit managed to get both cars in the points. Romain Grosjean finished eighth with Kevin Magnussen taking the final point as Haas moved level on points with Renault in the Constructor’s Championship.

LOSERS:

Force India: Force India’s incredible record of getting both cars in the points at every race in 2017 came to an abrupt end in the streets of the small principality on Sunday. Sergio Perez was running in the points when he attempted a move on the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat with the pair making contact which was enough to ruin both their races.

McLaren Honda: Monaco was always going to be a real opportunity for McLaren to score their first points of 2017. After an impressive qualifying performance which saw both Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne qualify in the top ten they were unable to translate that into points during the race with both cars retiring.

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