Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 2021 5 2021-05-23 2021-05-23 Max Verstappen will be hoping to stand on the podium in Monaco after receiving a five-second penalty in 2019, costing him his second place honours. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Monaco Grand Prix to wrestle the championship lead from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman controlled the race after pole-sitter Charles Leclerc's Ferrari broke down before the start. Hamilton finished in seventh place, frustrated and angry after Mercedes's pre-race plans fell apart. Adding to a bad day for the world champions, Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas retired when mechanics were unable to remove his right-front wheel at his pit stop. 1082690