Monaco Grand Prix 2018 race results: Full classification - Ricciardo wins, Hamilton third

No thanks Vettel and Hamilton in discussion ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.

Hamilton leads Vettel by 17 points after five rounds of the 21-race championship, and the Briton will have been boosted at least by his car's performance after a disappointing showing in Monaco past year. Drivers are not allowed to overtake when the VSC is deployed and must maintain a steady speed.

Ricciardo's team messed up a pit stop in the 2016 race, costing him victory, and he was taking nothing for granted in his quest for a seventh career grand prix win.

The Australian was fastest in 2016 qualifying but lost out in the race to Hamilton.

Vettel shaved a few points off championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who finished third.

Kimi Raikkonen secured fourth, 0.695 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas in fifth, who in turn had Esteban Ocon not far behind him in sixth.

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg was the fastest driver in Q2 and will be starting 11th, a tenth of second behind Gasly.

Saturday in Monaco felt bittersweet for Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner after he watched Daniel Ricciardo storm to pole while Max Verstappen failed to get out on track, thanks to a crash in final practice earlier in the day.

Monaco Grand Prix 2018 race results: Full classification - Ricciardo wins, Hamilton third
Monaco Grand Prix 2018 race results: Full classification - Ricciardo wins, Hamilton third

Monaco is home to most of the drivers, including Ricciardo.

"It's frustrating with such a fast auto not to have both cars on the front row of the grid". Whoever is leading after the first lap is likely to control the pace of the field in order to protect his tyres, comfortable in the knowledge that overtaking is almost impossible without a mistake from the vehicle in front.

"For example, maybe we change it one or two percent during a whole race so to go seven percent is a lot".

Although it will only be a one-stop race, that single tyre change could still swing the result of the race.

Verstappen will now start from the back of the grid and it is very likely that Red Bull will elect to start him from the pit lane instead and keep him well clear of any potential turn one mayhem. The display eventually came back, but the tyre problems persisted and it soon became clear that only a mistake from the auto in front would result in an overtaking opportunity.

However, Red Bull will be sceptical of the size of the upgrade because Renault have under-delivered in the past. "Just the race tomorrow and then we will celebrate", said Ricciardo. "I don't know how much of the radio was broadcast, but we had a lot to deal with during the race". I wanted to close my eyes and start crying because I thought that was it, that my race was over, " Ricciardo told Sky Sports. We got it back. We won Monaco so.it feels good.

A largely processional race under cloudy skies saw the safety auto stay in the pits, with only a virtual safety vehicle needed in the closing laps.

"He was not going to give this race up this weekend".

Cavaliers avoid elimination, force a Game 7 against the Celtics: 3 takeaways
James looked rattled midway through the fourth quarter when he clashed with teammate Nance Jr, who collided with James' knee. James had to take over after Kevin Love went down early. "You just have to have ideal intentions", Stevens said Saturday.

Related News:

  • Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

    Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

    Millions of people from Kerala have sought higher wages by working in Persian Gulf countries, returning home only on vacations. India said it has contained the highly contagious Nipah virus that has killed some 10 people in its southern state of Kerala .
    Fourth man to walk on the Moon, Alan Bean, dies aged 86

    Fourth man to walk on the Moon, Alan Bean, dies aged 86

    He was among the elite group NASA chose for its third group of astronauts in 1963, having served as a test pilot in the US Navy. Bean is survived by his wife Leslie; two children from a previous marriage, Amy Sue and Clay; and sister Paula Scott.
    Steve Kerr feels 'great' about Warriors despite Game 5 loss

    Steve Kerr feels 'great' about Warriors despite Game 5 loss

    Scoring 25 points in the second half after dropping 39 in the first quarter simply wasn't going to get it done for the Rockets . Eric Gordon came off the bench and nailed 24 points as Houston get closer to their first final berth since 1994 and 1995.
  • Donald Trump and his former national intelligence director

    Donald Trump and his former national intelligence director

    Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation " spygate ". He gave important attention to the alternative scenario that he and some of his conservative allies have been promoting.
    Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Cavaliers

    Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Cavaliers

    A win tonight by Boston on the road sends them to the NBA Finals, and could send LeBron James to the Lakers next season as well. There's no time to dwell on that, not with a Game 7 matchup on the horizon. "It's not going to be pretty", said Marcus Smart .
    You could die early from this much sleep

    You could die early from this much sleep

    People who slept too much, regularly conking out for eight hours or longer a night, also had a worse mortality rate. Oversleeping every day of the week also put participants at a greater risk of mortality.
  • Ronaldo casts doubt over Real Madrid future

    Ronaldo casts doubt over Real Madrid future

    While Liverpool looked strong in the first 30 minutes, a shoulder injury to star man Mohamed Salah turned the course of the game. Today I lost my team the game and I feel sorry for everyone.
    Two bicycle kicks for the history books — Real Madrid

    Two bicycle kicks for the history books — Real Madrid

    The Liverpool goalkeeper allowed Bale's shot to squirm through his hands into the net in the 83rd. Gareth Bale made a game-changing impact when he was brought on to the field in the 64th minute.
    Utah Man Released From Venezuela Prison: President Trump

    Utah Man Released From Venezuela Prison: President Trump

    When he departed the Caracas airport earlier, Holt told The Associated Press that the ordeal had left him "exhausted". The freeing of the Mormon missionary from Utah came despite deepening U.S. "You were a tough one", Trump told Holt.
  • Prince Harry reportedly had emotional talk with ex Chelsy Davy before wedding

    Prince Harry reportedly had emotional talk with ex Chelsy Davy before wedding

    They explained: "Meghan said she knew she had met her prince from the off, and how blessed and lucky she feels to have found such a profound love".
    Iran Demands Oil, Bank Guarantees From The EU By End-May

    Iran Demands Oil, Bank Guarantees From The EU By End-May

    The three European Union parties to the deal, Britain, France , and Germany , have all committed to trying to save the deal. The EU has repeatedly declared support for the deal, rejecting American pugnaciousness and confrontational attitude.
    Harvey Weinstein released on United States dollars  1m bail over rape and abuse charges

    Harvey Weinstein released on United States dollars 1m bail over rape and abuse charges

    Weinstein's passport to [lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi] and paid his bail with a $1 million cashier's check", The Times reports . His accusers welcomed the news as a sign that the tables were finally turning - not only on him but on other accused predators.


Most liked

Indian cricket Board decides to wait and watch on pitch-fixing sting
Australian cricket chiefs are not aware of "any credible evidence" linking their players to alleged corruption. Cricket Australia states Australian Players have been informed over these latest developments.

Real Madrid fans filled with euphoria after Champions League triumph
Other destinations are unclear, though Manchester United has been reported in British media as a possible destination. He started Benzema ahead of Bale and unleashed the angry Welshman to pummel Liverpool's defense in the latter stages.

Confessed Santa Fe gunman doesn't remember much about shooting, his lawyer says
The students also called for enhanced security at schools and mental health background checks for anyone trying to buy a firearm. Texas Democrats have described the sessions as theatrics that will skirt major issues such as substantive gun control.

Britain's Froome set for historic Giro victory
Pinot, who was in third overall, looked on track for his first Giro podium finish, before he cracked with 41.1 kilometres to go. One moment that was out of his control occurred when he suffered a mechanical on the stage 14 ascent of Monte Zoncolan.

IDF: 4 Palestinians crossed Gaza border
More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in weekly protests along the border in recent weeks. No Israelis have been killed during that time.

Monitor: 26 Syria regime, 9 Russian Federation fighters killed in IS attack
Four Russian servicemen have been killed in Syria as a result of shelling by militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The injured were immediately taken to a Russian military hospital, but two of them died there, it said.

South Korea says North Korea committed to "complete" denuclearisation, summit with Trump
Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Trump in Washington in a bid to keep the high-stakes U.S. The group included US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, and is a clear sign the summit is back on track .

PlayStation Classic Is Being Considered, Says PlayStation CEO
Nintendo has already announced plans to bring back its NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition later this year. For the first time in quite a few years, there won't be any attempt by Sony to look past their existing AAA lineup.

Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out of Game 6
The Warriors outscored the Rockets 64-25 in that second half, including a fourth quarter where Houston scored exactly nine points. The Warriors have missed the defensive presence of Iguodala who has missed the last two games with a bruised left knee.

Oil prices slump 3% as Opec and Russia consider output boost
Hanson said Friday that OPEC members, supported by the Kremlin, were making market decisions of their own. USA crude futures fell $3.08, or 4.36%, to $67.63 a barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

FBI, Justice Department Leaders Meet Over Trump Informant Allegations
He gave important attention to the alternative scenario that he and some of his conservative allies have been promoting. No matter what ludicrous charge Trump makes, the entire political system reacts as though it might be true.

Caroline Wozniacki praises Salah ahead of Champions League final
Set to rival Everton in the Premier Leaugue? "Evertonians were chanting 'You're going down,"' Henry recalled. "Since he came, we improved a lot".

Max Verstappen - I can't explain series of mistakes
Asked if Verstappen understood that he had an issue that needed addressing, Marko said: "Issue is maybe not the right word". Last year: Sebastian Vettel won a race that featured just one lead change.

Liverpool and Real Madrid teams 'leaked' ahead of Champions League final
Having had 111 touches in the Madrid half in the first 30 minutes; Liverpool had seven in the remainder of the half. He will now face a race against time to be fit for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation .

Tom Cairney describes promotion feeling as 'an out-of-body experience'
The average age of Fulham's side was just over 25 while man-for-man, Villa were five years older than their counterparts. If there was ever a game to completely sum up Grealish, both the promising and the bad, the play-off final would be it.