2018 Monaco Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Monaco

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Round:
6
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
78
Fastest Lap:
Verstappen, 1m14.260
Country:
Monaco
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

Daniel Ricciardo – this is the man who takes half chances and converts them into victory gold. So a trifling little loss of 160bhp with 50 laps to go wasn’t going to stop him winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Not when he was leading. Leading from pole and having headed every session of the weekend in a Red Bull that was the class of the field and with a team-mate who had taken no part in qualifying after crashing out in Saturday practice.

But it was only because this was Monaco that he was able to lose so much performance but still retain the lead. That and the fact that it was a seriously tyre-limited race. So Ricciardo’s pursuers were having to back off hugely to keep their tyres in shape long enough to stay on a one-stop strategy and therefore not give up Monaco gold dust of track position.

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