Lewis Hamilton wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix from Valterri Bottas leading a Mercedes 1-2 finish in the race with Sebastian Vettel finishing in 3rd place 36seconds behind Hamilton. With this Result Hamilton takes first in the drivers championship and Mercedes Extends it’s Championship lead. Mercedes beatsFerrari on their home ground. Hamilton now has 228 points to Vettel’s 225,Bottas is in reach with 197 points.
Daniel Riccardo battled his way from 16th on the grid to take fourth place for Red Bull he finished ahead of the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen. Estaban Ocon secured 6th place for Force India after a race long tussle with the Williams of Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa. Sergio Perez finished ninth and Max Verstappen finished tenth after a excellent start dropped back when he had a earlier clash with Massa. Verstappen recovered to complete the top 10.
Hamilton dominated the race from the start. Bottas gained 2nd place from the third lap. Bottas original made a poor start but redeemed himslef by snatching fourth place. He passed Raikkonen’s Ferrari round the outside of the Parabolica at the end of the opening lap. He made short of Ocon who took second place form Stroll at the start of the race.Mercedes ran away with the race with none of the other teams having any answers Hamilton led Bottas home by 4.4s.
Red Bull showed strong race pace which helped them after engine penalties had pushed them down the grid. Riccardo started on the soft Pirelli tyres, ran until the 37th lap on them, then came on like gangbusters on supersofts in the final stint. The Australian cut an 11.5s deficit to Vettel to just 4.0s by the flag, though the German told his team he’d had a problem from the halfway mark.
Verstappen had contact with Massa on the third lap this sent him to the pits for a replacement front wheel and tyre. He and Riccardo set several fastest laps. Verstappen recovered to finish 10th make a series of beautiful passes.
Raikkonen took a very distant fifth. fifth through ninth was covered by 3.6s. Raikkonen was ahead of the fierce fight between Ocon’s Force India, Stroll’s Williams and there respective team mates.
Magnussen finished 11th, Kyat finished 12th less than a second behind Magnussen. Hulkenberg finished 13th narrowly ahead of Carlos Sainz. Romain Grosjean finished 15th ahead of the final finisher Pascal Wehrlein. Both Mclaren Honda’s retired from the race along with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson and Renault’s Jolyon Palmer.
|4||3||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||53||+40.335s||12|
|6||31||Force India Mercedes||53||+71.528s||8|
|9||11||Force India Mercedes||53||+75.276s||2|
|10||33||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||52||+1 lap||1|
|11||20||Haas Ferrari||52||+1 lap||0|
|12||26||Toro Rosso||52||+1 lap||0|
|14||55||Toro Rosso||52||+1 lap||0|
|15||8||Haas Ferrari||52||+1 lap||0|
|16||94||Sauber Ferrari||51||+2 laps||0|