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Race results - Monaco Grand Prix 2015 - Mercedes take victory despite embarrassing strategy error

Rosberg wins in Monaco
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes managed to get one of their drivers on the top step of the podium, with Nico Rosberg securing his third Monaco victory in a row. It was an intensely lucky position for the German to end up in, though, benefitting from a poor strategy call affecting his teammate. Hamilton had dominated the race but a miscommunication with the team meant he pitted under the safety car and lost two places with no chance to get them back.

The safety car was out for Max Verstappen, who crashed into the back of an early-braking Romain Grosjean and hit the barrier. He was unharmed but frustrated after what had been a good run up to that point. Fernando Alonso and Pastor Maldonado also retired, both with mechanical issues.

BestDaniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:18.063Lap 74
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:49:18.4201
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+4.4861
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+6.0532
4Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing+11.9651
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing+13.6082
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+14.3451
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+15.0132
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda+16.0632
9Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+23.6262
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+25.0561
11Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+26.2322
12Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+28.4151
13Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+31.1593
14Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+45.7892
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+1 lap3
16Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team+2 laps1
17Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team+2 laps1
DNFMax VerstappenScuderia Toro RossoLap 622
DNFFernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaLap 411
DNFPastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamLap 50