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Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the Monaco Grand Prix

May 23 (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday’s Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, the fifth race of the season (listed in championship order):

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 1, Sergio Perez 4)

Verstappen’s second win of the season, 12th career victory and first time on the podium in Monaco. The 23-year-old, who started on the front row, leads the championship for the first time, four points clear of Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull also lead the constructors’ standings. Perez started ninth, moved up on strategy, and equalled his best result of the season.

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MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 7, Valtteri Bottas retired)

Mercedes lost the lead in both championships. Hamilton started and finished in seventh place, his worst result since Italy last September. He salvaged a bonus point with the fastest lap. Bottas retired on lap 29 when his front right wheel could not be removed from the car at his pitstop. The Finn drops to fourth in the standings.

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MCLAREN (Lando Norris 3, Daniel Ricciardo 12)

Norris took his second podium of the season after starting fifth and moves up to third overall. Former Monaco winner Ricciardo had a race to forget, starting and finishing 12th. McLaren are two points clear of Ferrari.

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FERRARI (Carlos Sainz 2, Charles Leclerc did not start)

Leclerc was cleared to start on pole, after crashing in qualifying on Saturday, but was unable to start after a driveshaft problem was detected too late to fix. Sainz stepped up and took his first podium since his move to Maranello this year and Ferrari’s first of the season. He was never able to challenge Verstappen.

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ASTON MARTIN (Sebastian Vettel 5, Lance Stroll 8)

Vettel finally scored his first points for Aston Martin, gaining two places after his pitstop and with a brave move on Gasly up the hill. He started eighth and was voted driver of the day. Stroll started 13th and gained places on pitstop strategy. The double points catapulted Aston up to fifth.

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ALPHATAURI (Pierre Gasly 6, Yuki Tsunoda 16)

Gasly kept Hamilton behind him but lost out to Vettel when they went wheel to wheel up the hill to Casino Square. Tsunoda had a difficult Monaco debut, paying the price for a poor qualifying. AlphaTauri moved ahead of Alpine.

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ALPINE (Esteban Ocon 9, Fernando Alonso 13)

Alpine dropped two places, but Ocon took his fourth successive top four finish and overtook Giovinazzi on strategy. Double world champion Alonso started 17th, overtaking two cars on the first lap.

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ALFA ROMEO (Antonio Giovinazzi 10, Kimi Raikkonen 11)

Giovinazzi finally opened Alfa’s account.

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WILLIAMS (George Russell 14, Nicholas Latifi 15)

Russell lost a place at the start to Alonso, Latifi overtook Tsunoda and then held him off.

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HAAS (Nikita Mazepin 17, Mick Schumacher 18)

Schumacher started last after crashing in final practice and missing qualifying. He also had a temporary power issue for a few laps and let Mazepin by. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis)

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