Nico took his second career victory today at the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of his home city.
Nico's win came exactly 30 years after his father, Keke, scored the second win of his own career at Monaco in 1983. Lewis finished fourth after losing position during the pit stops at the start of the first Safety Car period.
In spite of two Safety Car periods and one red flag interruption, Nico led every lap of the race after starting from pole.
“Congratulations to Nico today” said Ross after the race. “He did not put a foot wrong all weekend, topping every session and driving a very poised and controlled race. He richly deserves this second win of his career. Lewis was running very comfortably in second position until the Safety Car period just before both drivers had made their first stops.
The team did a fantastic job all weekend in a challenging qualifying session and a difficult race. But we are all aware, Monaco is not a completely representative circuit.
We will take the time this evening to enjoy our success but know that we need to keep pushing to understand how to extract the maximum from our car at every circuit and keep improving further.”
For Toto, Nico was “dominant not just this afternoon but all weekend. He did everything right from the first lap on Thursday and he really earned this victory. Lewis lost some time in the second sector on his in-lap behind the Safety Car and that cost him position to the Red Bulls, so we need to find out what happened there. As for the team, congratulations to everybody in Brackley and Brixworth.
The guys at the track overcame all the obstacles that were put in their way this weekend and the team at the factory have achieved a great step in performance with the car. Now we need to keep pushing so we can repeat this taste of success at different types of circuit through the rest of the season.”