Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari, who is currently leading the driver’s chanmpionship, further boosts his points by winning the Sunday’s Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2017. The win extended the points gap between Vettel and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by points, who finished a distant seventh. Vettel’s other team mate at Ferrari Kimi Raikonnen, who secured a pole in qualifying finished second, giving the Ferrari a double podium, and also ending the Monaco drought after 16 years.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo completed the podium for 2017 Monaco GP. It was Ferrari’s first win in the Principality since 2001. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas finished fpurth ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who duly took the chequered flag in fifth place. Toro Rosso were ‘best of the rest’ with Carlos Sainz in sixth.
Triple world-champion Lewis Hamilton climbed up the grid from the 13th spot and finished seventh. Completing the top ten were Haas’ Romain Grosjean at the eighth spot, followed by Williams’ Felipe Massa on ninth and again Haas’ Kevin Magnussen at the tenth spot. No Force India could finish in the top 10 at the Monaco GP.
The race marked a big step for Ferrari at the constructor’s table as they leave behind Mercedes to become the leader with 196 points against 179 of Mercedes. The race also puts Vettel in a commanding position now. This is their first double win since Germany 2010 and as said before, a Monaco win after 16 years.
Vettel has won the Monaco GP twice now, a race all the drivers want to win. On being asked about the win, Vettel said, “Somehow unbelievable. If you think of all the F1 aces that have won here several times, it makes you very proud. It is a fantastic moment for me and the team – something very special. Now let’s see that we can keep up the momentum.
[ Source :- Autoportal ]