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Sergio Perez wins Monaco Grand Prix

May 31, 2022

Sergio Perez won an eventful Monaco GP, with Max Verstappen finishing in third place to keep his place atop the 2022 Driver Standings. Perez sits in third place, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc separating the two Red Bull drivers.

PokerStars partners Oracle Red Bull Racing maintain their spot atop the 2022 Constructors’ Championship, with five wins and nine podiums giving them 235 points.

What happened in Monte Carlo?

The race was delayed by just over one hour after a burst of rain, with the first two laps raced behind the safety car. After the race was deemed safe and the cars allowed to drive free, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc began to pull away and was more than five seconds clear after 16 laps.

Perez decided to switch to intermediate tyres on the 17th lap, with Ferrari electing to delay Leclerc’s pit by two further laps. In those two laps, Perez cut the gap by over two seconds and Leclerc emerged behind the Red Bull driver on a track notorious for difficulty in overtaking.

Further drama occurred on lap 27, when Haas’ Mick Schumacher crashed and the race was red flagged. While he was uninjured, Schumacher’s rear suspension and wing completely separated from the vehicle after colliding with the barriers. After the use of a virtual safety car, the actual safety car and the race suspension, driving resumed at 17.17 local time and continued unimpeded.