Red podium in Monaco!
What an insanely successful day for Scuderia Ferrari in the South of France! The Italians took both first and second place in the Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel managed to get his third first place of this. Räikkönen crossed the line as second and the third place was covered by Red Bull-driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Ferrari was basically the best team of the whole weekend. Räikkönen had a great qualifying which resulted in a pole position. Pole position on the track of Monaco might be one of the most important ones of the season, because it’s so hard to overtake on the tight track. Vettel qualified as second with just 0,043 seconds difference between him and Räikkönen. Both drivers were fortunate enough to show a good start without any drama in the first corner. Räikkönen kept the first place till his first pit stop in lap 35. Vettel drove into the pits in lap 39. The gap of 20 seconds between him and Räikkönen was big enough to eventually finish as first. Because of an accident between Jenson Button and Pascal Wehrlein the safety car was enabled. Luckily, both Ferrari-drivers hold their position. This was the 82nd time Ferrari covered the first and second place in the F1 history.
The Constructors Championship is still being led by Ferrari with 196 points which is 17 points more than the biggest rival Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel is leading the Driver Championship with a total of 129 points. Hamilton is now 19 points behind the German. The next race is on the 11th of June at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada.