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The 2017 Monaco Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2017) was a Formula One motor race held on 28 May 2017 at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the sixth round of the 2017 season, the seventy-fifth time that the Monaco Grand Prix has been held, and the sixty-fourth time it has been a round of the Formula One World Championship since the inception of the series in 1950.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the round holding a six-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship, with Valtteri Bottas being third. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held an eight-point lead over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further eighty-one points behind in third.
Kimi Räikkönen started the race from pole position, his first since the 2008 French Grand Prix. In doing so, he broke Giancarlo Fisichella's record for the most race starts between pole positions, with one hundred and twenty-nine starts since his last pole. Sebastian Vettel won the race, Ferrari's first win in Monaco since 2001. Räikkönen finished second as this was Ferrari's first 1–2 finish since 2010 German Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo finished third. With the result, Vettel extended his Drivers' Championship lead over Lewis Hamilton, while in the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari reclaimed the points lead from Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix
Räikkönen led from the start until he pitted on lap 33. His teammate Vettel stayed out longer and when he eventually pitted, he came out ahead of Räikkönen and went on to win his 3rd race of the season and extended his championship lead to 25 points over Hamilton, who finished in 7th in a recovery drive after his poor qualifying. This win gave Ferrari their first 1-2 finish since the controversial 2010 German Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo finished in 3rd, despite lightly hitting the wall late in the race, jumping both Bottas and Verstappen by staying out longer on the ultra-softs in a strategy akin to Sebastian Vettel. Carlos Sainz had his best finish of the year with 6th for Toro Rosso. He was followed by Hamilton, Grosjean, Massa and Magnussen, who rounded off the points. It was the first time in Haas' history that they achieved a double points finish. It was also the first time in 2017 that both Force Indias finished out of the points with a late collision between Perez and Kvyat, while running in the points, sent Perez to last and Kvyat out of the race. Stoffel Vandoorne looked set to score Mclaren's first points of the season before hitting the wall after being forced onto the breaking up asphalt by Sergio Perez. Jenson Button, meanwhile, retired with suspension damage on his one-off return, much like his original retirement in the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after colliding with Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein, leaving Wehrlein perched up vertically on the wall. The other Sauber of Marcus Ericsson retired after hitting the wall at turn 1 under the safety car. The Renault of Nico Hülkenberg retired early on with a gearbox failure, while running in 10th. Lance Stroll was another retiree.
After the race Sergio Pérez and Jenson Button had two penalty points (each) added to their Super Licences, both for causing a collision. Result List
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 78 1:44:44.340 2 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 78 +3.145 1 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 78 +3.745 5 15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 78 +5.517 3 12
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 78 +6.199 4 10
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 78 +12.038 6 8
7 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 +15.801 13 6
8 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 78 +18.150 8 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 78 +19.445 14 2
10 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 78 +21.443 11 1
11 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 78 +22.737 16
12 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 78 +23.725 15
131 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 78 +49.089 7
142 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 71 Collision damage 9
152 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 71 Oil pressure 17
Ret 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 66 Accident 12
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 63 Accident 19
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 57 Collision damage PL
Ret3 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 57 Collision 18
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 15 Gearbox 10 FanartBannerPotential Filenames
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