Vettel takes victory in Monaco

When Kimi Räikkönen had it all to play for it was his team mate Sebastian Vettel who eventually came out on top at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, winning the Grand Prix and creating a 25 point lead in the championship.

Räikkönen had pole position and a good start but the Finnish driver was at the mercy of pit stops and traffic, both of which led to a rather somber Räikkönen on the podium.

It wasn’t just Räikkönen who lost out in the battle of the team mates, Max Verstappen also took a hit thanks to pitting first and coming out behind the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.

Daniel Ricciardo had seemingly forgotten about the twisted race last year and made the most of Verstappen’s woes by coming third.

The Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton produced a stellar effort, from starting P13 the three time World Champion managed to salvage some points finishing in 7th place.

After qualifying P9 it looked like Jenson Button was in for a miraculous return but after grid place penalties and starting in the pit lane it wasn’t meant to be. The Brit collided with the Sauber of Pascal Wehrlein, leaving Wehrlein pinned up against the barrier and both cars out of the race.

After that crash it was a whirlwind of chaos with Marcus Ericsson, Stoffel Vandoorne, Lance Stroll and Daniil Kvyat exiting the race early.

The race saw Haas’ first ever two point scoring places finish and Ferrari’s first win at Monaco in 16 years.

Race Results

1 Sebastian VETTEL
2 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN
3 Daniel RICCIARDO
4 Valtteri BOTTAS
5 Max VERSTAPPEN
6 Carlos SAINZ
7 Lewis HAMILTON
8 Romain GROSJEAN
9 Felipe MASSA
10 Kevin MAGNUSSEN
11 Jolyon PALMER
12 Esteban OCON
13 Sergio PEREZ
DNF Daniil KVYAT
DNF Lance STROLL
DNF Stoffel VANDOORNE
DNF Marcus ERICSSON
DNF Jenson BUTTON
DNF Pascal WEHRLEIN
DNF Nico HULKENBERG

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DISCLAIMER:  All photos belong to Sutton Images

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