Sergio Perez wins Monaco Grand Prix in a rain-affected race

MONACO: Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claimed his first win of the season as he won the Monaco Grand Prix following his brilliance on a wet-dry track, here on Sunday.

Perez claimed his first triumph of the season in a breathless race as the rain-affected competition was contested under a two-hour timing rule. The Mexican passed the finishing line 1.1 seconds clear of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Perez’s teammate, series leader, and world champion Max Verstappen, on the other hand, finished third, a further second adrift.


As a result of heavy rainfall, the race was delayed by an hour, causing some issues for the drivers early in the competition.

The drivers faced difficulty getting to the pits, especially early in the race, with Haas’ Mick Schumacher spinning out and crashing on the 27th lap.


It is apropos to mention here that Verstappen is currently leading the Drivers’ championship with 125 points, nine points clear of the previous leader Ferraris’s Charles Leclerc. Perez, on the other hand, firmly holding the third.

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