F1, Sergio Perez wins the Monaco GP: Records broken
Red Bull's Sergio Perez has won the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and team-mate Max Verstappen. This is Perez's maiden win in the Formula 1 2022 season. This was also his fourth podium finish in 2022. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc will be disappointed after finishing fourth, having sealed the pole position. Meanwhile, Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton finished eighth.
Verstappen (3rd) claimed his 65th podium finish. Last season, Verstappen had finished first at the Monaco GP. Carlos Sainz claimed a second successive second-place finish in Monaco. This was his 10th podium finish. Perez had finished fourth here in 2021. He claimed his maiden win in Monaco. Overall, Perez now has three race wins in his career. He also claimed his 19th podium finish.
Mercedes driver Russell has finished in the top five at every race this season. He finished fourth in Bahrain, 5th in Saudi Arabia, third in Australia, 4th in Emilia Romagna, fifth in Miami, and third in Spain. Meanwhile, seven-time F1 champion Hamilton was among the points. His finishes this season reads as 3rd, 10th, 4th, 13th, 6th, 5th, and 8th.
Verstappen collected 15 points from the race and has extended his lead. He has raced to 125 points. Leclerc follows suit with 116 after gaining 12 in Monaco. Perez is positioned next with 110 points after collecting 25 points as the winner. Sainz claimed 18 points in Monaco. He has 83 points and is behind Russell, who has 84.
In terms of the Constructors, Red Bull are top with 235 points. Ferrari are second with 199 points. Mercedes are third with 134 points. McLaren are fourth with 59 points. Alfa Romeo are fifth with 41 and lead Alpine (40).
As per F1's official site, with his third career win, Perez has now become the most successful Mexican driver in F1, surpassing Pedro Rodriguez. He is also the first Mexican driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix, and the first North American to win the race since Gilles Villeneuve in 1981.
Red Bull have claimed a win in Monaco for the third time in the last four seasons. Verstappen claimed his fifth podium of the year and a first time without a win. Mercedes' Russell has finished in the top five at every race this season. Notably, Russell is also the only driver to have scored in every race this year.