The streets of Monte Carlo provided an interesting battle for the win, as everyone in the top 5 had an issue on the car. Ricciardo had a power unit problem and both Mercedes and Ferrari had their tires worn to shreds.
The Red Bull showed incredible speed in Practice, but Max crashed his car and missed qualifying. The pole for Ricciardo, Vettel P2 and Raïkkönen P4.
Ricciardo won pole to finish, but it was not easy for him as he suffered a loss of power halfway in the GP. Vettel put him under heavy pressure for the rest of the race but he balanced the lack of power with incredible tire management. Overtaking is nearly impossible in Monaco, and the risk was too big from a championship perspective. Kimi defended his fourth position from Bottas. A deserved win for Red Bull, Seb in second in front of Hamilton. The championship gap is now 14 points.
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Written by Aurora Dell'Agli.