Hamil­ton: mas­ter of Monaco

The Bri­ton un­der­lined his sta­tus as cham­pion in Monte Carlo

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It seems ex­tra­or­di­nary that we have had to wait un­til the end of May for Lewis Hamil­ton to win his first grand prix of the sea­son, but the na­ture of his vic­tory at Monaco should re­mind ev­ery­body just what a spe­cial tal­ent the reign­ing world cham­pion is.

He was lucky, of course, that Red Bull botched Daniel Ric­cia­rdo’s pit stop. With­out that in­ci­dent, it is un­likely that the Mercedes man would have had things go his way. But Hamil­ton has been on the rough end of some for­tune al­ready this sea­son, so it was about time that things went his way.

It was the man­ner of his de­ci­sion to run his wet tyres as far as he could and gam­ble that he would be in a po­si­tion to switch straight to slicks that re­ally de­served the credit. It was the sort of thing that his for­mer Mclaren team-mate Jen­son But­ton would have done – and Hamil­ton has clearly learned a thing or two from him.

What with Ros­berg’s mis­for­tune in Monte Carlo, the world cham­pi­onship is clearly not out of reach just yet. With more per­for­mances like Monaco, Hamil­ton could put him­self right back in the frame. Matt James, Deputy Ed­i­tor

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