Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has won this year’s edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, beating off Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz for first place. This win meant that he became the first ever Mexican driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix and the most successful Mexican driver ever to grace Formula One with his 3 wins.
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The race was filled with controversy even before any cars started driving as the start was postponed due to the extreme weather change which saw the track fill up with rain. Once the race started and the rain slowly stopped another red flag was shown this time for Mick Schumacher’s dangerous crash.
Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc started the race on pole but was demoted to fourth place after a pit stop mishap from his race engineers. This is not the first time where the driver was unlucky in his home race.
Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz capitalized on his teammate’s demise as he quickly took second spot to challenge the Red Bull of Sergio Perez. The Mexican driver managed to take top spot after pulling off an over cut on the Ferrari duo on the 21st lap.
The race ended in captivating fashion with Carlos Sainz pressuring Sergio Perez to make a mistake in the narrow roads of Monaco. Fortunately for Red Bull the Mexican driver remained clam and denied Carlos Sainz a historic first ever win. Perez is now only 15 points away teammate and championship front runner Max Verstappen.