Daniel Ricciardo keeps cool in stricken car to win Monaco Grand Prix

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• Australian leads from the front on streets of Monte Carlo
• Sebastian Vettel finishes second, with Lewis Hamilton third

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco Grand Prix, with an exceptional drive in which he nursed a stricken car to the flag in front of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in second and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in third. The Australian was overjoyed with his victory, which was a huge achievement against the odds and goes someway to making up for his disappointment when he missed an almost certain win here in 2016 after a pit stop error by his team. The result means Hamilton’s lead over Vettel in the world championship has narrowed from 17 to 14 points.

Ricciardo had said earlier in the week he would have to ‘earn’ a win here. After 78 flawless laps under intense pressure from behind there is absolutely no doubt he had done so and Red Bull had a real reason to celebrate on the occasion of their 250th grand prix

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Written by Giles Richards in Monaco
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/27/daniel-ricciardo-keeps-composure-win-monaco-grand-prix under the title “Daniel Ricciardo keeps cool in stricken car to win Monaco Grand Prix”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.