Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo survived a power scare to take victory from pole position in the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, crowning a weekend of total domination on the streets of Monte Carlo.
Ricciardo topped all three practice sessions and all three qualifying sections before winning the 78-lap race from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes despite reporting a loss of power early on. He atoned for a missed opportunity to win at the same venue in 2016 and gave his team cause for celebration in their 250th F1 race.
The second win of the current season, and the seventh of his career, lifts Ricciardo to third in the drivers’ standings on 73 points. Reigning champion Hamilton continues to lead on 110 with Vettel on 96.
Ricciardo’s team-mate Max Verstappen recovered from the back of the grid to finish ninth having missed qualifying due to a crash in final practice. The next race is the Canadian Grand Prix on June 10.