Red Bull’s Sergio Perez has won the Monaco Grand Prix this afternoon after a stalled start due to rain, two red flags, trips into the barriers, a number of on-track incidents, and a race cut short under time restraints.
Despite the early finish, 75% of the race distance was covered and therefore full points will be rewarded to the top ten.
Joining Perez on the podium was Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in second and the second Red Bull of Max Verstappen in third.
Speaking after the race Perez told Sky Sports: “It is a dream come true. As a driver, you dream of winning here.
“After your home race, there is no other more special weekend to win so to do it and the way we did it.
“We made it a bit harder for ourselves at the end today and we had to not make any mistakes and keep it home and keeping Carlos behind wasn’t easy.
“It is a massive day for myself and for my country.
“I am just very, very happy.”
Carlos Sainz added: “I felt like we did everything that we had to do out there. We stayed patient on the wets, we got it right by going onto the slicks.
“Being stuck behind a lap car cost me the race win today so you can understand the frustration because a clean-out lap would have got me the race win today but it is how this sport is sometimes.
“I had to do 12 corners behind the lapped car which cost me a couple of seconds and cost me the race but I am not going to complain too much.
“That is how this sport is sometimes and Checo was unlucky in Jeddah. In this sport, it will turn around one day or later.”
Verstappen, in third, then said: “I did the best I could of course, after yesterday and once the course was blocked with the red flag.
“As a team, we did a really good job with the strategy to get ahead of the Ferraris, as a whole team we can be very pleased with the Sunday. It was a very hectic one.
“Luckily nothing really crazy happened, apart from Mick of course, and I hear he’s okay.
“An amazing result for Checo and I’m very happy for him.”