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FACTS AND STATS: First Monegasque winner in Monaco since 1931, as Leclerc finally breaks his curse on home soil

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 26: Race winner Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari and Third placed

Monaco saw Charles Leclerc record a famous victory on home soil, sharing the podium with Oscar Piastri and Carlos Sainz. Only 16 cars saw the flag, though, with a slew of incidents on the opening lap causing a lengthy red-flag stoppage. Here are the best facts and stats from an emotional Monaco Grand Prix…

  • The top 10 finished in their grid order, the most in F1 history. The previous record was the top six finishing in grid order in Monaco 2018, Singapore 2018 and Belgium 2021.

  • Leclerc is the first-ever Monegasque driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix in the world championship era, and the first since Louis Chiron in 1931, which was the third edition of the race.

  • This is Leclerc’s first win since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, ending a 39-race winless streak. He had never previously finished on the podium here in F1 or F2.

READ MORE: Leclerc clinches long-awaited home win in Monaco ahead of Piastri and Sainz after early drama

  • Leclerc grabbed his fifth podium finish in the first eight races, having only managed four rostrums in the first 20 races of 2023. He also ends his streak of not winning from pole, having failed to convert his last 12 pole positions into victory – the second longest streak in history.

  • It’s the 17th consecutive race weekend where Leclerc has scored, and his sixth win ties Gilles Villeneuve’s career total.

  • This was Ferrari’s 10th win in Monaco, and the fourth consecutive dry race here that was led from start to finish by one driver.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 26: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari SF-24 on track

Leclerc gave the local fans something to cheer about around the streets of his home town

  • Piastri came home second, to tie his career-best Grand Prix finish from Qatar 2023 for McLaren’s best result in Monaco since Lewis Hamilton won here in 2008.

  • Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren have taken every podium position so far this season.

  • Sainz was third and hasn’t finished outside the top five so far this season, as he grabbed a third career podium in Monaco.

  • Lando Norris in fourth ended a three-race run of podium finishes, but he does move into third in the drivers’ championship ahead of Sergio Perez.

READ MORE: Perez, Magnussen and Hulkenberg share contrasting views on start pile-up in Monaco

  • George Russell was fifth, to match his and his Mercedes team’s best result of the season from Bahrain.

  • Max Verstappen finished in P6, his lowest finish since the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix where he also finished sixth.

  • This is the first time since 2007 that a Red Bull didn’t finish in the top five here.

  • Red Bull also only scored eight points, the fewest they’ve returned from a race weekend since Bahrain 2022.

  • Verstappen’s 11 race streak of leading the first lap ended in Monaco.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 26: Second placed Oscar Piastri of Australia and McLaren celebrates on

Piastri grabbed his first podium of the year in Monaco

  • Lewis Hamilton has now finished in the top eight in Monaco for 16 times in 17 visits. He also finished in the position he started here for the fifth time in the last six races.

  • Yuki Tsunoda scored his first ever points in Monaco.

  • Alex Albon scored the first points for Williams of the year, to leave Kick Sauber as the only team yet to score in 2024.

  • Pierre Gasly survived a collision with his team mate on the opening lap to score his first point and Alpine’s second of the year.

READ MORE: Ocon to take five-place grid drop at Canadian GP after dramatic first-lap clash with team mate Gasly in Monaco

  • Fernando Alonso makes it two races out of the points in a row, after scoring in the first six Grands Prix of the year.

  • Nico Hulkenberg retired on the opening lap for the 12th time in his career, more than any other driver on the grid.

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