Lewis Hamilton

What the teams said - Race day in Monaco


I enjoyed driving such a fast car on a track like this and to be able to push so hard at the end and put in some very quick laps and to finish within ten seconds of the leader after starting eighth.


This, plus the overall fastest pit-lane time of the entire field and Carlos producing a strong drive and managing to stay in front of Kyvat, all combined to earn him a well-deserved sixth place.


I was a sitting duck at the start of the race: Gasly had a clean braking move on the outside, while I was on the inside line and I couldn’t change it - someone must have taken it easy into the corner and it caused a chain reaction.


Ricciardo might feel hard done by - he made a great move on the first lap to steal fifth from the Haas of Magnussen and held onto that position ahead of a train of midfield cars.


Kubica gained places at the start - arguably helped by running straight on and missing the first corner - but was later tipped into a spin by Giovinazzi which turned his Williams into a road block, and he did well to get restarted without collecting anyone else.


Hamilton very effectively managed a softer tyre compound than his rivals, completing 66 laps on the medium after making his only stop under the safety car, which proved to be a pivotal moment in the race.






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