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It was a Ferrari 1-2 this Sunday as Sebastien Vettel led Kimi Raikkonen to victory in Formula 1's most prestigious race of the season.

It's Ferrari's first win in Monte Carlo since 2001 and, while Vettel and team shared in the jubilation, Raikkonen was less pleased. After leading for the first portion of the race, Raikkonen pitted five laps earlier than Vettel, which allowed the German to push hard and open up a gap large enough for him to pit and still come out in front. After that, it was all Vettel with Kimi not able to keep up, finishing 3.1 seconds behind his teammate.

Pascal Wehrlein found himself in a bizarre situation after contact with Jenson Button turning into the tunnel. Button tried to shoot through the inside of Wehrlein coming into the turn but didn't have the speed or enough time to break. Wehrlein's right-rear tire clipped the back of Button's front left, launching the car into the air and onto its side, coming to rest on its two left wheels up against the barrier – effectively trapping Wehrlein inside the vehicle. Fortunately, he was unharmed but shaken up in disbelief that an experienced driver like Button would make such a mistake.

After the restart, Daniel Ricciardo survived a brush with the wall and charged ahead to hold off Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen and take third place.

A notable mention must go to Lewis Hamilton who, after an awful run in qualifying, started 14th on the grid. He managed to make magic by overtaking at least four rivals on the notoriously tight track to end up in 7th place. 

Take a look at the video below for the race highlights.

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