Sebastian Vettel powered to his third victory of the season when he took top honours for Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was second and thus the Reds scored the first one-two at the Principality since 1999 and victory at the fabled street circuit for the first time since 2001.
But the win sparked conspiracy theories claiming that Ferrari engineered the result in favour of Vettel at the expense of Kimi Raikkonen, who a day earlier qualified on pole position for the first time in 128 races.
Mercedes looked sharp in FP1 but then appeared to go AWOL from the street party, neither of their drivers finishing on the podium on race day.
Third went to Daniel Ricciardo who drove a gutsy race, while Red Bull threw in some canny tactics to engineer a podium finish for the big smiling Aussie.
Their other driver, Max Verstappen was not smiling. The teenager was livid with his team who he believes botched his strategy.
That was the story at the sharp end of proceedings, but it was drama and intrigue up and down the pit lane. Plenty bent metal and of course Jenson Button’s return to Formula 1 action after a six months lay off. We have it all!
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