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2014 Point Standings
After Russia
Championship Standings:
1 Lewis Hamilton 291
2 Nico Rosberg 274
3 Daniel Ricciardo 199
4 Valtteri Bottas 145
5 Sebastian Vettel 143
6 Fernando Alonso 141
7 Jenson Button 94
8 Nico Hulkenberg 76
9 Felipe Massa 71
10 Kevin Magnussen 49
11 Sergio Perez 47
12 Kimi Räikkönen 47
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 21
14 Romain Grosjean 8
15 Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Jules Bianchi 2
17 Adrian Sutil0
18 Marcus Ericsson 0
19 Pastor Maldonado 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez 0
21 Max Chilton 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Andre Lotterer 0

Constructors
1 Mercedes 565
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 342
3 Williams-Mercedes 216
4 Ferrari 188
5 McLaren-Mercedes 143
6 Force India-Mercedes 123
7 STR-Renault 29
8 Lotus-Renault 8
9 Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

Wins
1 Lewis Hamilton9
2 Nico Rosberg 4
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3

Team Wins
1 Mercedes 13
2 Red Bull 3

Podiums
1 Nico Rosberg 13
2 Lewis Hamilton 13
3 Daniel Ricciardo 7
4 Valtteri Bottas 5
5 Sebastian Vettel4
6 Fernando Alonso 2
7 Kevin Magnussen 1
8 Jenson Button 1
9 Sergio Perez1
10 Felipe Massa 1

Team Podiums
1 Mercedes 26
2 Red Bull 11
3 Williams 6
4 McLaren 2
5 Ferrari 2
6 Force India 1

Pole Positions
1 Nico Rosberg 8
2 Lewis Hamilton 7
3 Felipe Massa 1

Team Pole Positions
1 Mercedes 15
2 Williams 1

Fastest laps
1 Lewis Hamilton 6
2 Nico Rosberg 5
3 Sebastian Vettel 1
4 Kimi Raikkonen 1
5 Felipe Massa 1
6 Sergio Perez 1
7 Valtteri Bottas 1

Team Fastest laps
1 Mercedes 11
2 Williams 2
3 Red Bull 1
4 Ferrari 1
5 Force India 1

Laps completed
1 Daniel Ricciardo 945
2 Jenson Button 939
3 Kevin Magnussen 929
4 Valtteri Bottas 929
5 Kimi Raikkonen 895
6 Nico Hulkenberg 894
7 Fernando Alonso 884
8 Nico Rosberg 881
Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco GP

Formula 1
Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Lewis Hamilton puts his gloves on before the start
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton overcame a mistake early in the race when he hit the Armco and deflated his right rear tire to win the Monaco GP over Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa.  Rain caused almost all the drivers to make mistakes on the tight confines of the famous street circuit, including the leading Ferraris of polesitter Felipe Massa and teammate Kimi Raikkonen, which opened the door for Hamilton to overcome his mistake and win.

The race started in light rain, it then rained harder but eventually dried out, but not before the slippery conditions created havoc on the event.

Hamilton's early pit stop ended up being fortunate as it allowed him to build up a decisive lead over his rivals before having to make his final pitstop.

Adrian Sutil in the Force India-Ferrari ran the race of his life, but after a fine performance which saw him running in fourth position, Kimi Raikkonen ran into the back of the German in the final minutes of the race knocking him out and preventing his team from garnering some important Constructors points..

Hamilton's win puts him into the lead in the Drivers World Championship, and is the first win at Monaco by a British driver since David Coulthard in 2002.

Team-by-team summary: Sunday, Monaco

(GMM) MCLAREN-MERCEDES
With P.Diddy and Miss Grenada among his cheerleaders on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton's early scrape with the Tabac barrier and pitstop paved the way for a fortuitous strategy change and timely first safety car. The Briton's subsequent huge lead disappeared with the second safety car, but Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa trailed him home as the two hour race limit ticked down, and he snatches the championship lead by three points from Kimi Raikkonen. Unlucky Heikki Kovalainen's hopes vanished when his steering wheel electronics let him down on the grid, but he grappled through the traffic and netted the last point.

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BMW-SAUBER
The ever impressive and inch-perfect Robert Kubica finished second, beating pole sitter Felipe Massa to the flag and even tasting the race lead at one point following the Ferrari's slip into the escape road. Nick Heidfeld's black Monaco weekend got blacker on Sunday, made worse by the damage he had to carry after Fernando Alonso's failed overtaking move at the hairpin. He finished four laps down and dead last.

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FERRARI
A race of mistakes by the Italian team means Kimi Raikkonen, just out of the points, loses his title lead. The mistakes began even before the race, as the Finn's mechanics condemned him to a drive-through penalty for missing the tire-selection deadline on the grid, but Raikkonen was also guilty, smashing his front wing at the first corner, and also late in the race when he took out poor Adrian Sutil. "A very poor race for me. I'm sorry for Sutil," he said. Pole sitter Felipe Massa, who lost his place to Kubica by sliding at the first corner, finished third and admitted his team made some strategy errors too. "The reality is that, at every level, we did not meet our usual high standards," said team boss Stefano Domenicali.

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RED BULL-RENAULT
Mark Webber kept up his pace and out of trouble, finishing less than 15 seconds behind Massa's final podium spot, but he was also lucky to avoid the hairpin pileup, and when he inherited fourth place from the devastated Adrian Sutil. Following his big qualifying crash, David Coulthard slid into the barriers on the puddles at the entry to Casino.

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TORO ROSSO-FERRARI
At the end of a difficult first weekend with the new STR3 car, Sebastian Vettel's low-profile race - albeit with good pace as he switched to dry tires - netted him fifth at the flag and the team's first points of the season. Sebastien Bourdais completed a Red Bull-sponsored scrap-heap when he smashed into the rear of David Coulthard's already crashed RB4 in the Massenet left-hander.

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HONDA
Rubens Barrichello ended his long points drought with an unspectacular run to sixth place, a result made even better by the late Sutil-Raikkonen crash. Jenson Button's hopes of a good finish were dashed when he ran into the back of Heidfeld on the opening lap, and he was punted from behind by Kovalainen later on and finished a lap down.

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WILLIAMS-TOYOTA
Nico Rosberg's promising Monaco grand prix weekend turned into a precautionary trip to hospital on Sunday afternoon, following a big crash in the high speed Swimming Pool section. It was actually his third crunched front wing of the race, including an early tag with Fernando Alonso, and another contact at the hairpin pileup. A low-profile Kazuki Nakajima kept out of trouble and finished seventh.

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RENAULT
Fernando Alonso had an eventful run to tenth place, a lap down, including striking the barriers and later tangling with Nick Heidfeld at the hairpin. "I made some mistakes," he admitted. Nelson Piquet suitably ended his miserable weekend with a nudge into the Ste. Devote wall, having switched to dry tires on a damp track.

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TOYOTA
An awful race for both occupants of the TF108s, with Timo Glock crunching both the front of the car and the rear in separate incidents, leading home Jarno Trulli a lap down. "I just made too many mistakes and I am sorry for the team," he said. Trulli's main problem was the leagues of time he lost wearing extreme wet tires on a drying track.

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FORCE INDIA-FERRARI
Adrian Sutil, close friends with winner Lewis Hamilton, was the hero of the race, delivering prodigious pace with a good strategy that would have netted him a superb fourth place and his team's first points as Force India. The young German broke down in tears in the garage after Kimi Raikkonen lost control of his car at the end of the tunnel and broke Sutil's suspension. "It feels like a pain in my heart," he said. Teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, plagued by gearbox trouble earlier in the weekend, lost first and second gear during the race, and stopped when fourth also failed.

Results

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2h00:42.272
2. Kubica BMW Sauber -3.069
3. Massa Ferrari -4.811
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault -19.264
5. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari -24.657
6. Barrichello Honda -28.408
7. Nakajima Williams-Toyota -30.180
8. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes -33.191
9. Raikkonen Ferrari -33.793
10. Alonso Renault -1 lap
11. Button Honda -1 lap
12. Glock Toyota -1 lap
13. Trulli Toyota -1 lap
14. Heidfeld BMW Sauber -4 laps
DNF
Driver Team On lap
Sutil Force India-Ferrari 67
Rosberg Williams-Toyota 58
Piquet Renault 46
Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 37
Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 13
Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13

Fastest lap: Raikkonen, 1:16.689

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