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Verstappen wins second Monte Carlo race

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen has won Monte Carlo for the second time. He won the Monte Carlo race at Circuit de Monaco on Sunday in dominant fashion in the streets of Monaco.

He led all 78 laps in the race.

Max Verstappen drives through the streets of Monaco (Getty Images)

Verstappen and the rest of the field had to deal with rain for the latter part of the race. Despite the wet track, Verstappen held onto a 20-plus second lead late in the race.

This was Verstappen’s 39th win of his career. He has now won back to back races, as he also won earlier this month in Miami, Florida at the Miami Grand Prix.

The 39 wins are the most by a Red Bull driver in F1 history. Verstappen surpassed Sebastian Vettel, who had 38, with the win.

He also won races in Melbourne and Bahrain this season. Verstappen also won the marquee event in Monte Carlo in 2021.

Only two drivers have won an F1 race this season. Sergio Perez also had two wins on the season.

Red Bull has won the Monte Carlo race for three consecutive seasons. Perez, who also drives a Red Bull, won the 2022 Monte Carlo race.

Ashton Martin driver Fernando Alonso finished in second place. This was his first podium in Monaco since the 2012 race.

In the race eleven years ago, Alonso was the third place finisher. He was bested by winner Mark Webber and second-place finisher Nico Rosberg.

Alonso now has five podiums this season. This was his best finish of the season after four third place finishes.

Alphine driver Esteban Ocon finished third. According to the broadcasters; it was the first podium for a Frenchman at this race since 1996 when Olivier Panis won the race.

This was Ocon’s third podium of his career. It was his first podium since the Hungarian Grand Prix in August 2021.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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