A Monaco masterclass from Max Verstappen saw the Red Bull driver stroll to victory at a rain affected 2023 Monaco GP to further extend his lead in the Driver Standings.
Verstappen held off the challenge from Alonso, and extended the life of his medium tyres fantastically, so he could move straight onto intermediate tyres when the rain drenched the track.
The Mercedes pair utilised their strategy to perfection and jumped both Ferrari cars to finish fourth and fifth. Esteban Ocon did brilliantly to convert his third place on the grid to third in the race for Alpine.
The second Red Bull of Sergio Perez, who started last, spend his afternoon in the pits for the most part, eventually finishing 16th to put a massive dent in his world title hopes.
F1 2023 Driver Standings after Monaco GP
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||144|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||105|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||93|
|8||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||27|
|14||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||4|
|15||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||2|
|20||Nyck de Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
F1 2023 Constructor Standings after Monaco GP
Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Red Bull opened up a gap of 129 points to second place Aston Martin following Verstappen’s Monaco win. Meanwhile, Mercedes moved to within one point of second place. Alpine also leapfrogged McLaren into fifth place.