Monaco GP: Daniel Ricciardo hangs on for victory in wounded Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo finally broke his Monaco Grand Prix duck with a remarkable drive in a wounded Red Bull, somehow holding off Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to secure his second victory of the season.

Pole-sitter Ricciardo was in control through the first part of the race but then had to limp around the iconic streets with an engine problem for a staggering 50 laps, taking his first Monaco win in incredible fashion.

The Australian was losing around 20mph to his rivals on the straights, but though Vettel was consistently within touching distance after the Red Bull lost power, he could not squeeze his way past.

Hamilton also looked to be in contention but backed off as he struggled for grip after running longer on ultrasoft tyres, with his championship lead over Vettel cut to 14 points.

Kimi Raikkonen hung on to fourth despite Valtteri Bottas’ best efforts, while Max Verstappen gained 11 places to finish ninth after starting at the back of the grid.

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