That Mercedes would win the Monaco Grand Prix was barely in doubt, and Lewis Hamilton didn’t quite have enough to deny his teammate home victory, settling for second place. In fact, he was so focused on Nico Rosberg up ahead that he almost fell into the clutches of Daniel Ricciardo, who closed up to finish third by just four tenths of a second.
Meanwhile, the real celebrations were happening at Marussia, as Jules Bianchi finished the race in eighth place, securing the team their first ever points in Formula One. A five second time penalty post-race dropped him to ninth, but the points were still secured. The penalty came about as the Frenchman already had a five second stop/go during the race, but had taken it under the safety car.
There were two safety car periods, and eight retirements. Maldonado didn’t start the race due to power unit problems, Vettel, Vergne and Bottas all suffered similar failures. Pérez, Sutil and Gutiérrez had accidents, whilst Kvyat disappeared into the garage after the car developed an exhaust issue.
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References Daniel Ricciardo, Jules Bianchi, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
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