Formula 1: max verstappen wins in monaco and takes the lead of the championship

Formula 1: max verstappen wins in monaco and takes the lead of the championship
FRed Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates with his team after winning the Monaco Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Sebastien Nogier, Pool via AP)

The rider of the red bull max verstappen team celebrates his victory after winning the great prize of monaco on Sunday 23 May 2021. sbastien nogier / apcursed at his home, in monaco, the Leclerc (ferrari) tanks had to give up before even the start of the great formula 1 prize, Sunday 23 May, leaving the free field to max verstappen (red bull) to impose themselves in the Principality and take the lead of the championship. Qualified in pole position, leclerc tanks finally left his ferrari at the stand because of a technical problem. Leaving to his place in the lead, it was max verstappen who led the race from end to end – to monaco, it is almost impossible to double.

“It’s so special to win at monaco, it’s also the first time I’m on the podium here, it’s really cool,” has enjoyed max verstappen, 23 years old, which now has four points ahead of lewis hamilton (mercedes), who finished seventh Sunday. Winner for the twelfth time of his Formula 1 career and the first in Monaco, max verstappen doubles the British rider at the top of the world championship. In five races this season, the pilot of the red bull team won twice (Emilie-Romagne and monaco), against three victories for the hamilton lewis (Bahrain, portugal, Espaagne) in this duel at the top.

They are carlos healthy (ferrari) and lando norris (mclaren) who complete the podium. Sergio pérez (red bubble) and sebastian vettel (aston martin) follow for a new top 5 this season. Red bull at the top of the builder championshipFor mercedes, it is a black weekend: its other rider, the Finnish valtteri bottas, was forced to abandon, stuck at the booth on the 31st round due to a technical problem.

Result, red bull also takes the lead of the manufacturer championship, a point ahead mercedes that has won all titles since 2014. It was, however, the Leclerc and Ferrari tanks, in very large form this weekend, that everyone was waiting. It was necessary to wait for the first heat towers to get to the obvious: the monegasque was not going to be able to leave.

“again, don’t finish… and there I haven’t even started, it’s not easy,” he blows. Leclerc tanks are now sixth in a ranking dominated for the first time by max verstappen. Article reserved for our subscribers read also charles leclerc, new pilot “King” of ferrarithe world with afp