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Rosberg wins in the Principality
Nico Rosberg showed his love for the streets of the Principality when he claimed a second consecutive win in his home town at the Monaco Grand Prix. Rosberg drove a controlled race to finish 10 seconds clear of team mate Lewis Hamilton for his second win of the season ending the Briton’s run of 4 consecutive win.
The win moved Rosberg back to the top of the standings on 122 points 4 clear of team mate Hamilton. It was also the 5th consecutive race that Mercedes secured maximum points.
Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull chased down Hamilton and challenged him for second place in the closing laps, but Hamilton held off Ricciardo for the position by just four-tenths of a second.
It was the second straight podium appearance for Ricciardo, who is in his first season with Red Bull. He also finished a career-best third two weeks ago in the Spanish Grand Prix. Ricciardo retired in the past two Monaco GPs, driving for Toro Rosso at the time.
Alonso from Ferrari finished fourth, followed by Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Jenson Button from McLaren. Williams driver Felipe Massa was seventh and Lotus’ Romain Grosjean was eighth.
Jules Bianchi scored his and Marussia’s first-ever points in an F1 grand prix with a ninth-place finish. Bianchi received a five-spot grid penalty for an unapproved gearbox change, dropping him to the 21st starting position. He was also hit with a five-second stop/go penalty early in the race.
1. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:49:27.661
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes +00:09.210
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull – Renault 00:09.614
4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:32.452
5. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 1 lap
6. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1 lap
7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1 lap
8. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Renault 1 lap
9. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia – Ferrari 1 lap
10. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1 lap