Monaco was probably even crazier than usual yesterday. It started under the safety car due to the weather and ended dry.
Most drivers moved onto intermediate tyres after 15-20 odd laps, Hamilton and Wehrlein kept their wet tyres on for 31 laps before switching to the new ultrasoft tyres and running them to the end. That bold strategy, in addition to Red Bull forgetting that Ricciardo might want tyres when he pits, won Hamilton the race, leaving Ricciardo to only finish second after a great pole lap and Sergio Perez in third.
Fastest lap of the race went to Lewis Hamilton, after having spent close to 40 laps on his ultrasoft tyres at that point. Most positions gained in the race was Pascal Wehrlein, gaining six positions, but as seven drivers retired and he was second last of the finishers that really isn’t very impressive. Of the drivers in the points positions; Perez, Alonso, Button and Massa all gained four positions in the race.
A few changes again, Hamilton is back to second in the championship and Ricciardo third, both Ferrari drivers dropping down at least one position. Lower down the table Perez’s podium has taken him up four places to ninth meanwhile teammate Hulkenberg has gained a position for the first time this season.
Force India move up two positions thanks to their podium finish and McLaren up one with their double points finish.
|2||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||18||78||01:18.294||1|
|3||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||15||78||01:18.446||7|
|6||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||8||78||01:19.232||5|
|8||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||ESP||4||77||01:18.519||6|
|RET||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||NED||–||34||01:26.563||21|
|RET||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||RUS||–||18||01:37.895||8|