Lewis Hamilton has won on Sunday the 74th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Deprive of wins since he got his third world title seven month ago in Austin, the British finally finished on the top step , getting the 44th success of his carreer in the Principality.
« Thank God today went the way that I hoped, revealed the Mercedes driver. I prayed for a day like this and it came through. Managed the tyres during 47 laps was very tough, but fortunately they have deteriorated in the last few laps when I had won the race. »
Easy leader throughout the first quarter of the race, Daniel Ricciardo lost his chances of success during a catastrophic second pit-stop. Immobilized 13,5 seconds because of his mechanics was not prepared on time with the dry tires, the Australian had to satisfied with the second place on the check and flag.
« It hurts, said the native of Perth. Two weekends in a row I’ve been screwed now. It sucks. I was called into the box. I did not make the call. They should have been ready. I felt that I was the quickest in all conditions but again second place does not show much for it. » Always opportunist in difficults conditions, Sergio Perez takes an unhoped third place ahead the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the McLaren of Fernando Alonso.