Motor racing-Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix in race worthy of Lauda

Motor racing-Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix in race worthy of Lauda
By Reuters

26/05/2019 at 15:56Updated 26/05/2019 at 16:07

MONACO, May 26 (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday, nursing his car's worn tyres to the finish in a nail-biting victory worthy of the team's late non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was runner-up, ending Mercedes's run of five successive one-two finishes, with Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas third.

Max Verstappen crossed the finish line second for Red Bull but dropped to fourth due to a five-second penalty imposed for an earlier unsafe release and collision with Bottas in the pitlane. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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