MONACO. Monte Carlo: Red Bulls’ Max Verstappen secured his maiden win beating Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in a thrilling race at Grand Prix De Monaco 2021 in Monte Carlo located in Monaco. McLaren’s Lando Norris secured the third position. Verstappen at 105 points now leads the show with Hamilton at 101.
The 78th edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, under the patronage of Monaco’s royal family, witnessed three days of amazing racing that concluded with the finals held on May 23. Monaco Grand Prix is regarded as the most prestigious motorcar race in the world
A race full of surprises and heartbreaks
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had to abandon the race in spite of taking the pole position due to a gearbox issue. During the qualifying round on Saturday, he crashed his vehicle on the wall at the exit of Swimming Pool soon after taking the pole position that left the gearbox damaged. Lewis Hamilton finished at the same position from where he started the final race. Hamilton was upset with Mercedes’s sluggish maneuvering capacity particularly in a circuit like Monaco. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz who started at P4 took his first podium of the season. Valtteri Bottas was running in second position behind Max Verstappen during the race but had to untimely retire at pit stop on Lap 31.
Astonishing qualifying rounds
Max Verstappen started showing promises of winning the race right from the qualifying round. High-rake of Red Bull gave a greater migration of downforce towards the front at slow speeds and provided a valuable advantage at the corners. Max Verstappen made the best use of this during the race. There were disappointments like Daniel Ricciardo missing Q3 and Fernando Alonso and Yuki Tsunoda‘s elimination in Q1 and surprises like Pierre Gasly qualifying in the top-six and Antonio Giovinazzi being placed into Q3 for the first time this season. Unfortunately, Mick Schumacher crashed his vehicle during the practice session and was out of the race early.
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