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F1 GP Monaco Race Result

Rosberg dominates in the Monaco sun

The sun shone in Monaco as the Formula 1 World Championship hit the streets of Monte Carlo.

Nico Rosberg made a great start but a yellow flag was already out within the first lap. Pastor Maldonado lost his front wing in a collision with Giedo van der Garde and both had to pit after the first lap. Lewis Hamilton was less than a second behind his team-mate, with a hard charging Sebastian Vettel looking to get past to split the Mercedes drivers.

Jenson Button was having problems with his team-mate, Sergio Perez and had to radio his team to tell the Mexican to stop turning in on him whilst they fought for 7th.

Charles Pic in his Caterham pulled off near the pit lane entry with his car on fire, which brought out a yellow flag. By lap 15 the top 16 cars were covered by less than 20 seconds as Rosberg continued to lead ahead of Hamilton and Vettel.

With the first pit stops around lap 25, it was Mark Webber who pitted in from 4th. A big crash for Felipe Massa at first corner, Ste Devote on lap 30 brought out the safety car, the first time this year. Strangely like his accident in final free practice on Saturday, the unlucky Brazilian had to retire from the race.

With a few laps under the safety car and drivers taking advantage of pitting, it was Rosberg ahead of Vettel, Webber, Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso lining up to go racing when the safety car came back in.

When it did, it was Hamilton that nearly managed a stunning overtake of Webber at La Rascasse, but the Australian was having none of it and stayed ahead in 3rd. Perez pounced on his team-mate Button at the Nouvelle Chicane putting him up to 7th.

The red flag came out on lap 46 after Maldonado and Max Chilton collided. For once the Venezuelan was the innocent driver as Max Chilton moved across on Maldonado sending the Williams into the barriers. Unlucky Jules Bianchi got caught up in the incident and damaged his nose in hitting an out of control Maldonado. Chilton received a drive through penalty for causing the collision.

Racing finally got back underway after a delay, with Rosberg continuing to dominate in Monaco. Hamilton and Webber resumed their battle for 3rd whilst Perez was the driver wanting to move up higher than 6th and get past the Lotus of Raikkonen. Adrian Sutil got the better of Alonso at Loews Hairpin as the Ferrari driver seemed to leave the door open for the Force India driver to claim 7th.

Frenchman Jules Bianchi retired on lap 60 at Ste Devote, as he locked up going into the first corner, while his fellow countryman, Romain Grosjean launched himself over the rear of Daniel Ricciardo coming out of the tunnel two laps later. This brought out the safety car again to clear the debris.

Racing resumed with 10 laps to go and Rosberg continued to lead the race. Perez tried an ambitious move on Raikkonen, trying to get down the inside going into the Nouvelle Chicane. With no room the Finn shut the door causing damage to both cars. Raikkonen then had to pit with a puncture. Perez retired a few laps later with suspension damage.

Nico Rosberg drove a stunning race to take victory, the second win of his F1 career and 30 years after his father, Keke won in Monaco. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber completed the podium.

  1. Nico Rosberg
  2. Sebastian Vettel
  3. Mark Webber
  4. Lewis Hamilton
  5. Adrian Sutil
  6. Jenson Button
  7. Fernando Alonso
  8. Jean-Eric Vergne
  9. Paul di Resta
  10. Kimi Raikkonen
  11. Nico Hulkenberg
  12. Valtteri Bottas
  13. Esteban Guterriez
  14. Max Chilton
  15. Giedo van der Garde