Mexican driver Sergio “Checo” Pérez (Red Bull) won this Sunday in the traditional Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, which started late due to heavy rain and had several intervals and a spectacular crash by German Mick Schumacher (Haas) .
Pérez’s victory, first of the year and third in his history, did not change the order of the World Drivers’ Championship, but relaunched it in the fight for the title, because now He remains third with 110 points, behind the Dutchman Max Verstappen (125) and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (116).
The Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr, with Ferrari, qualified in second place, ahead of Verstappen, current champion of the category, who completed the podium. Leclerc, after starting from pole position, was relegated to fourth place and was unable to regain the leadership of the general classification that he had resigned the previous weekend in Barcelona.
On lap 17, Pérez took advantage of all the advantages and jumped from third place to first, which he defended until the end. of the race, finished by time and not in the planned 78 laps, due to all the incidents recorded.
The German Mick Schumacher (Haas) was involved in a spectacular accident in which he was unharmed when his car broke in half when he violently collided with the circuit’s defenses on lap 27.
The Mexican became the fifth Latin American driver to be crowned champion in the Principality after the Argentines Juan Manuel Fangio and Carlos Reutemann, the Brazilian Ayrton Sena and the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, the last winner in the 2003 season. “Checo” added this consecration to those achieved in Bahrain 2020 and Azerbaijan 2021.
The top ten places in today’s race were completed by Britain’s George Russell (Mercedes), 5th; his compatriot Lando Norris (McLaren), 6th.; the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine-Renault), 7th.; Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 8th; Finn Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), 9th. and the German Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), 10th.
Without scoring they finished, between the 11th. and 17th. Frenchman Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine-Renault), Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), his compatriot Nicholas Latifi (Williams), Chinese Zhou Guanyu ( Alfa Romeo) and the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri).
Thai Alexander Albon (Williams) and Danish Kevin Magnussen (Haas), like Schumacher, left the competition.
The next Formula 1 race will be the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 12 on the Baku street circuit.
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