by Mark J. Cipolloni In a race that started wet and interrupted by several altercations, the Mercedes team only pitted Lewis Hamilton once from wets to ultrasoft tires and Hamilton did all the rest to keep polesitter Daniel Riccardo behind him and win his 2nd GP of Monaco. Force India's Sergio Perez held off the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel for 4th and Fernando Alonso drove a smart race to finish 5th for McLaren-Honda.
Vettel 4th for Ferrari while Verstappen crashes out Daniel Riccardo has put his Red Bull on pole for the Monaco GP with a lap of 1m13.622s It was the first pole of his career, and it comes at Monaco. A stunning lap from the Australian - stunning commitment, stunning speed and Ricciardo will start on the supersofts tomorrow too - double advantage. Nico Rosberg will start 2nd in his Mercedes ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. A frustrated Sebastian Vettel was 4th for Ferrari.
Max Verstappen took advantage of an opening lap accident involving Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton and a two-stop pit strategy to score his maiden Formula One win in the Spanish Grand Prix. At 18 years old and 228 days, the Dutch, who had been promoted to Red Bull before the race, became Formula One's youngest winner, smashing the record of 21 years and 73 days previously held by Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel rounded out the podium.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Nico Rosberg to win pole position for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix. It was Hamilton's 52nd career pole position and third of 2016. The Red Bull Racing pair of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen locked out row 2 while the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will roll off fifth and sixth.
From Barcelona TEAM REPRESENTATIVES Cyril Abiteboul (Renault Sport) Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda) Robert Fernley (Force India) Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing) Toto Wolff (Mercedes) Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
by Stephen Cox The safety cult storm troopers continue their assault on auto racing and this time, even Formula One cannot escape their regulatory clutches. In reference to the current effort to mandate either the Halo or Aeroscreen head protection safety gadgets for the 2017 racing season, F1 race director Charlie Whiting said, "If we eventually need to add a couple of seconds to the time required to get out (of the race car), I think that would be a small price to pay."
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