Charles Leclerc wins first home Grand Prix

Published on 27 May 2024 at 20:00

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has won his home race at the Monaco Grand Prix after a series of bad luck at the circuit. 

The Monegasque driver led the race after starting on pole from Saturday's qualifying session. 

His team-mate Carlos Sainz suffered a puncture on the first lap meaning that he was pushed to the back of the grid until a huge accident between Haas duo Nico Hulkenburg and Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull's Sergio Perez. 

Red flags were flown as Magnussen tagged the side of the Red Bull throwing him into the middle of the track and collecting Hulkenburg along the way. 

Debris from all three cars were scattered over the circuit with the barriers having to have been repaired from the impact of the crash. 

The race finally resumed and Carlos Sainz restarted back in third position sandwiched between the McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.

Alpine's Esteban Ocon was the fourth retiree from the Grand Prix after an incident with his team-mate Pierre Gasly and sustained too much damage to the car meaning he was to sit out the rest of the race. He was handed a 10-second penalty 

There was 16 cars left on the grid but no-one could challenge the top five drivers meaning that Charles Leclerc finished first place ahead of Oscar Piastri in second and Carlos Sainz Jr. taking the last spot on the podium. 


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