Scuderia Ferrari had to wait 16 years for another victory on the streets in Monte Carlo, but the perfect weekend was worth the wait, as the Maranello team completely dominated the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel scoring his third win of the 2017 Formula One season and Kimi Raikkonen taking a strong second place, after starting from pole position. Maurizio Arrivabene, the current team principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team, is of course extremely happy with the outcome of the race:
“Today’s one-two is a great result for the entire team, on a track that highlights the qualities of the car and the person driving it. Both our drivers performed like champions. Starting from pole, Kimi led the race up until his pit stop, which took place on the planned lap. Seb stayed out for a few more laps to cover Ricciardo. Vettel’s times were exceptional on Ultrasofts that had done a lot of laps, which confirms the quality of the Pirelli product. As for Kimi, unfortunately he lost a bit too much time behind a backmarker. The most important aspect of today is that all the hard work carried out by the guys at the track was rewarded, as was the fact that our car was so well conceived back in Maranello. But now it is already time for us to think of the forthcoming Grand Prix in Canada.” – Maurizio Arrivabene explained at the end of the race on Sunday, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The outstanding result from the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix means that German driver Sebastian Vettel now has a 25-point advantage over his main rival for the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship, Lewis Hamilton, while Scuderia Ferrari takes back first place from Mercedes in the Formula 1 Constructor Standings, ahead of the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix.