Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has claimed first place at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, redeeming himself after a disappointing second-place finish in 2016.

The Red Bull driver overcame Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in third to win the storied race, despite technical problems plaguing his car for much of the race.

The 28-year-old was left with only six gears to work through for much of the grand prix, but powered it home seven seconds ahead of Vettel.

Ricciardo’s 1st place comes after a saddening appearance in 2016, when he started strongly from pole position but ceded victory to Hamilton.

He finished third in 2o17.

Speaking after the race, an emotional Ricciardo said he “finally put it to bed.”

And yes, shoeys were involved.

With the win, Ricciardo has moved into third place on the Driver Standings.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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