F1 LIVE: Monaco Grand Prix result as Sergio Perez beats Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen

Charles Leclerc says losing the Monaco GP would be a ‘bad move’

Sergio Perez won a rain-delayed Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, stopped by a crash and ultimately biting for Red Bull to fulfill his dream as another evaporated for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

Mexican teammate Max Verstappen finished third to extend his Formula One championship lead over fourth-placed Leclerc to nine points after seven of 22 races.

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished second, for the second consecutive year.

Leclerc had started from pole position but Ferrari was strategically outmaneuvered and he was overtaken by the Red Bull drivers during pit stops.

He at least ended a home misfortune to become the first Monegasque to score in Monaco since Louis Chiron finished third in 1950, the year the championship started, but the race had promised so much more.

The victory was the third of Perez’s career and the second for Red Bull, and it ended in a thrilling chase on a treacherous street circuit where the difference between success and failure is measured in millimeters.

The top four at the checkered flag were only 2.9 seconds apart.

“It’s us! Come on, vamos,” Perez shouted as he crossed the finish line 1.1 seconds ahead of Sainz and Verstappen 0.3 seconds ahead.

“It’s a dream come true,” he said. “After your home race, this is the most special race to win.”

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“I did my best,” says Verstappen

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on his third place finish: “I gave my best after yesterday and I think as a team we did a very good job with the strategy to get ahead of the Ferraris.

“As a team we can be very happy with Sunday. It was hectic with the rain but we executed it well and I extended my points lead which I didn’t expect on the night. last, so that’s a positive point.

“Fortunately, nothing crazy happened apart from Mick [Schumacher], but I hear he’s fine. Great result for Checo – very happy for him.

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:38 p.m.


Monaco Grand Prix Results

And here’s a fancy graphic showing Monaco’s final and complete results:

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:30 p.m.


The drivers championship

His third place means Red Bull’s Max Verstappen now leads Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by nine points in the race for the Drivers’ Championship.

Today’s Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez is third and only six points ahead of Leclerc, putting him just 15 behind team-mate Red Bull.

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:28 p.m.


Perez wins the Monaco Grand Prix

For the third time in four seasons, Red Bull wins the Monaco Grand Prix. Sergio Perez cries as the Mexican national anthem is played on the podium.

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Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:23 p.m.


Perez wins the Monaco Grand Prix

Sergio Perez is now the most successful Mexican driver in Formula 1.

“It’s a dream come true, as a driver you dream of winning here.” he said after the race. “After your home race, there are no more special weekends. With the graining, not making mistakes, keeping Carlos behind was not easy. This is a huge day for me and my country.

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Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:16 p.m.


Reaction of Carlos Sainz who finished second

“It was, it was, we did everything we had to, my lap stuck behind a run-in car cost me the win. You can understand my frustration, that’s how the sport is sometimes. Checo had no luck in Jeddah, today he had a great race.

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:14 p.m.


Monaco Grand Prix

“There is no better weekend to win!” says Sergio Perez, winner of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:13 p.m.


Monaco Grand Prix

Sergio Perez is holding off Carlos Sainz to win the Monaco Grand Prix after a brilliant Red Bull pit stop strategy put them ahead of both Ferraris.

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Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:10 p.m.


Monaco Grand Prix

1) Sergio Perez (Red Bull)

2) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

3) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

4) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

5) George Russell (Mercedes)

6) Lando Norris (McLaren)

7) Fernando Alonso (Alpine)

8) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

9) Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)

10) Sebastien Vettel (Aston Martin)

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:07 p.m.


Sergio Perez wins the Monaco Grand Prix!

Carlos Sainz finished behind a Red Bull again second and Max Verstappen completed the podium.

Charles Leclerc and George Russell complete the top five.

Michael JonesMay 29, 2022 5:02 p.m.