Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco GP extending his lead over his contender Lewis Hamilton by 25 points.
Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after passing the Finn by running longer to their only pit stops. McLaren’s Jenson Button collided with a safety car collision.
Amidst the wide speculation that Ferrari had a strategy to get their leading driver into the lead, the team denied that wasn’t the case.
A largely dull race was enlivened by a late safety car after a collision involving McLaren’s Jenson Button, on his one-off return to F1 in place of Fernando Alonso.
Hamilton remarked that “Vettel is Ferrari’s number one” who could manage to finish 7th after a difficult race which saw him start at 13th from the grid.
There was only one pit stop to be allowed for Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen made an unnecessary pit stop at lap 34 which helped Vettel to build a 10 second lead within 8 laps. This is Vettel’s third win of the season who is leading the driver’s standing table. Ferrari said it did not allow Vettel to go or the pit stop in order to avoid Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo overtaking him.
Monaco is one of the costliest places in the Earth with a lobster costing as high as USD 95 and a glass of Champagne for USD 26.