News ID: 90555
Publish Date : 24 May 2021 - 22:21

MONACO (Dispatches) - Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has won Formula One’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix to lead the world championship for the first time in his career.
The 23-year-old Dutch driver started the day 14 points behind Mercedes’ seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton and ended it four clear of the Briton with 18 races remaining on the schedule.
Hamilton finished seventh, gaining an extra consolation point for the fastest lap after making a late stop for fresh tyres.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished second - a boost for the team after Charles Leclerc, who had secured pole position and crashed in qualifying, was ruled out before the start with a driveshaft problem.

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