Even if you do everything right you still need a bit of luck to win the Monaco Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton knows that better than most Formula 1 drivers. His only previous triumph around the streets of Monte Carlo came after a brush with barriers at Tabac in 2008. Daniel Ricciardo did everything he needed to do to win the 2016 Monaco GP. He qualified his Red Bull on pole position, dominated the early stages of the race on a treacherously wet track, and looked set to claim the fourth win of his burgeoning F1 career. Yet fortune was not on his side.
At the end of a captivating 78-lap contest around the Principality it was Hamilton who took pride of place in the winners' circle, finally sparking his stuttering season into life.