Max Verstappen confidently won the Monaco Grand Prix, which ended on a wet track, increasing his lead in the championship standings by 25 points. Fernando Alonso, who achieved his best result of the year, finished second, and Esteban Ocon managed to stand at the bottom of the podium – for the first time in 2023 – to see how the three rank them after the wave!
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) – 1st
It was a tough race. We started on the media and Fernando was tough. We didn’t want to extend the first stage too much, but we had to because we saw the rain coming and we didn’t really know what was going to happen. The tires were grainy, it took a few laps to get over them, and then it was really hard to drive. Then he fell bosom more and more and had to switch to psychics. The track was very slippery, and in such cases you don’t want to push too hard, so as not to waste time. I’ve hit a wall a few times, but this is Monaco. It was hard in the rain. It’s great to win here, we stayed calm despite the conditions and got the car home. We scored a lot of points, which is great.”
Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) – 2nd place
“It was hard. We started on the hard stuff, so we lost an opportunity in the first corner. We played the tactics for a long time, but Max was great in the middle mixes on the first stage. We had little chance at the end, but the rain made everything more complicated. We didn’t It was easy to drive that way on the track. We didn’t go to full throttle, the braking was so hard, I was surprised there were no accidents and no safety car. All of the riders did a great job today.”
Esteban Ocon (Alpine) – 3rd place
“We did it! It’s been a great weekend, from the whole team, from day one. We’ve constantly improved through the training sessions, we haven’t done anything wrong. We also put the intermediate tires on at the best time. I’m now enjoying the moment, it’s been a long time since “I would have been on the podium, but I hope we can get more. Yesterday I made a wall enough, today not once. I caused less heartache for the team.”