Monaco GP | Strategy jumps Vettel into victory, ahead of Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, from Kimi Raikkonen.

The Principality of Monaco, home to the glitz and glamour and the jewel in Formula One’s crown. The race every driver dreams of winning, leading the field through the narrow streets and standing atop the podium alongside royalty. Today, that man was Sebastian Vettel after leaping ahead of Raikkonen in the pits and laying down unmatchable pace. Even maintaining a dominant win despite a late safety car when Button pitched Wehlrein into a roll at Portier.

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Monaco GP | Raikkonen takes first pole in 128 Grand Prix

Pole on the streets of Monaco secured by Kimi Raikkonen, from Sebastian Vettel.

The narrow streets that align the Monte Carlo Harbour, winding up to Casino Square and down to the famous tunnel. Narrow streets where overtaking is hard, not impossible, but qualifying results and track position pay dividends come the race. A race Kimi Raikkonen will lead from the front when the lights go out and the most glamorous race on the Formula One calendar commences, while Lewis Hamilton will start from outside the top 10.

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Monaco GP | Sebastian Vettel fastest again in FP3

Final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two.

After taking the wrong set-up route on Thursday, final practice on Saturday morning handed Mercedes their last chance to find the right route to pole at Monaco. 

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Monaco GP | Vettel tops FP2, Mercedes struggle

Second free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel from Daniel Ricciardo.

The Monaco Grand Prix weekend had eased into action with Lewis Hamilton posting what was the then fastest ever lap around the streets of Monte Carlo. But once the afternoon was underway, times continued to tumble with Sebastian Vettel lowering Daniil Kvyat’s benchmark. While the barriers began to claim their first victims in Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll – two drivers who were yet to ever lap the circuit.

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Monaco GP | Hamilton tops FP1 as Button makes F1 return

First free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Lewis Hamilton, as the Briton edges Vettel and Verstappen.

The famous streets of Monte Carlo once again played home to Formula One as the paddock descended on the Principality for the Monaco Grand Prix. The crown jewel in the calendar and the return of Jenson Button, with Fernando Alonso opting out in favour of the Indy500.

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8 things we learnt from the Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton claimed his first win of the year at the Monaco Grand Prix, and here are seven other things we learnt from round six of the Formula One season, brought to you by Kyle Archer.

The rain lashed down on the Principality of Monaco come race day, hampering Red Bull’s strategic qualifying play of sending Ricciardo out on the supersofts in Q2. Come the race though, a pit stop error by the team cost Ricciardo the win as Hamilton snuck through to claim his first victory of the season. 

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Monaco GP | Hamilton fastest in FP1 as a manhole cover smashes Button’s wing

The first man to top a session around the streets of Monte Carlo in 2016 is Lewis Hamilton.

A Thursday morning blast around the Monaco harbour ended with Lewis Hamilton topping the time sheet, ahead of Nico Rosberg The pair were split by just one tenth of a second as Formula One dipped its toe into the sea of ultrasoft tyres Pirelli has brought to the race around the Principality of Monaco. However the session was brought to a slightly premature end as a manhole cover flicked up to cause extensive damage to Button’s front wing.

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