Charles Leclerc Wins Historic Monaco Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc won the Monaco Grand Prix, becoming the first Monegasque driver to win since 1931.

  • Charles Leclerc won the Monaco Grand Prix, becoming the first Monegasque driver to win since 1931.
  • The Ferrari driver controlled the race from the start, despite two standing starts and several first-lap collisions.
  • Leclerc’s victory trimmed Max Verstappen’s championship lead to 31 points, and Ferrari is now only 24 points behind Red Bull in the constructors’ standings.

Charles Leclerc achieved a childhood dream by winning the Monaco Grand Prix, becoming the first Monegasque driver to win since Louis Chiron in 1931. The Ferrari driver’s victory was his first since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix and came after a chaotic race with two standing starts and several first-lap collisions.

Leclerc started from pole position and controlled the race from the outset, despite the challenges. His strategic driving, including slowing the field after the restart to save his tires, helped him secure a historic victory in front of his home crowd.

The race was marked by several incidents, including a huge crash involving Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Haas drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, which led to a red flag and a change in tires. McLaren’s Oscar Piastri finished second, 7.1 seconds behind Leclerc, while Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz secured third place.

Leclerc’s victory was met with jubilation from the crowd, including Prince Albert, Monaco’s sovereign, who gave a royal thumbs-up from the stands. The win trimmed Max Verstappen’s championship lead to 31 points, and Ferrari is now only 24 points behind Red Bull in the constructors’ standings.