Monaco GP: Charles Leclerc finally wins home race after early incident

After a massive incident on the first lap interrupted the race, Charles Leclerc won his maiden Monaco Grand Prix with a lights-to-flag victory on home soil.

Oscar Piastri of McLaren put up an early fight, but Leclerc overcame it to win for the first time since July 2022. Carlos Sainz, his Ferrari teammate, finished third, while Lando Norris finished fourth.

Max Verstappen’s championship lead over Leclerc is now down to 31 points as a result of having to settle for sixth place, between George Russell’s Mercedes in fifth and Lewis Hamilton’s in seventh.

After eight rounds, Ferrari’s double podium puts them just 24 points behind Red Bull in the Constructors’ Standings.

Due to a significant crash involving Kevin Magnussen, Sergio Perez, and Nico Hulkenberg exiting Turn One, the race was red-flagged on the first lap. Despite the high-speed collision, none of the three drivers were injured.

Yuki Tsunoda of RB finished eighth in the race and earned points for the third time in a row. Alex Albon gave Williams their first point of the season, while Pierre Gasly of Alpine finished tenth.

Monaco GP result: Top 10

1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

2) Oscar Piastri, McLaren

3) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari

4) Lando Norris, McLaren

5) George Russell, Mercedes

6) Max Verstappen, Red Bull

7) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

8) Yuki Tsunoda, RB

9) Alex Albon, Williams

10) Pierre Gasly, Alpine

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