Double points finish for Team on dramatic afternoon in the principality
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth and George Russell fifth in the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix.
Lining up fifth and eighth respectively, it looked like there would be little action or change in positions until rain fell just past the halfway point of the race.
Both drivers boxed for the intermediate tyre on lap 55, the strategically optimal time to make the switch, gaining positions. By this time, Lewis had already made a pit stop while George had run a long first stint on hard tyres and had yet to stop
In the challenging conditions, George ran down an escape road on his out-lap and dropped to P5. As he re-joined, contact was made with Perez and the Brit was given a five-second time penalty, although the gap he pulled to Leclerc behind rendered that academic.
Lewis ran from the stops to the flag in P4, closely following Ocon’s Alpine. He also claimed the point for fastest lap.
With a solid points haul, the Team closed the gap on second-placed Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship to a single point.