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Celebrities witness Aussie driver Ricciardo win Monaco’s 76th Grand Prix

Celebrities witness Aussie driver Ricciardo win Monaco’s 76th Grand Prix

By Staff Writer - May 27, 2018

Photo: Twitter Automobile Club MC
Photo: Twitter Automobile Club MC

Having been awarded pole position, Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, May 27, with a time of 1:42:54.807, ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton taking third place.

It was a close finish for all of the first five past the chequered flag, with Kimi Raikkonen just one second behind Hamilton and Valterri Bottas less than one second later in fifth.

Max Verstappen set a new lap record of 1:17.018 before finishing in ninth place for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. In his first F1 outing in Monaco, the 20-year-old Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc took 18th place, having retired at the end of the 70th lap out of the 78.

Newlyweds Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein. Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Images
Newlyweds Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein. Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Images

The glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix attracted a host of international celebrities this weekend, including newlyweds Hugh Grant and wife Anna Eberstein and stars of hit TV show “Game of Thrones” – Kit Harrington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Liam Cunningham – who swapped Westeros for Monaco.

Kris Jenner, took a break from Keeping up with the Kardashians to soak up the exciting atmosphere, along side Tom Brady, NFLQuarterback for the New England Patriots) and Teddy Riner, the French double Gold Medal Olympian in Judo.


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