Max Verstappen has taken the win at the Monaco Grand Prix this afternoon after dominating from lights out – marking his first victory at the historic circuit.
Joining him on the podium is Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in P2 and Mclaren’s Lando Norris in P3.
Speaking after the race, Verstappen told Sky Sports F1:
“It’s so special around here to win and, also for me, the first time on the podium here.
“It’s an amazing race and a lot of laps around here, you really have to keep your focus. It’s really cool.”
Red Bull now lead the Constructor’s Championship, while Verstappen sits atop the Driver’s Standings after round 5.
After landing Ferrari’s first podium of the season, Carlos Sainz said;
“If you would have told me before coming to Monaco I would have finished second I would have definitely taken it, it’s just all the circumstances of the weekend having Charles on pole, me missing out yesterday on a good lap, it’s just maybe doesn’t taste as good as it should.
“But I’m sure when I will reflect back in the week I will be very happy and proud of the weekend.
“Ferrari need to be proud of the car and the step they have done this year.”
Today marks Lando Norris’ second podium of the 2021 season – he said “it’s always a dream to be on the podium here in Monaco.
“It’s extra special. I didn’t think it was going to happen.
“A bit of luck, I want to say some good driving, and a good car all weekend. We’ve had a strong weekend. Thanks to the boys and girls, this one’s for them.”