The six key F1 moments that meant Perez won Leclerc's Monaco GP
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The six key F1 moments that meant Perez won Leclerc's Monaco GP

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After retiring from the lead in Spain with the failure of his turbo and MGU-H, Charles Leclerc looked set to bounce back in style in Monaco. He'd done the hard work in qualifying by securing the all-important pole position and led the wet early phases, but his Ferrari team made critical mistakes in tyre strategy that handed the race to Red Bull and Sergio Perez

Finally, he did it. After five previous failed attempts to even reach the chequered flag in races on his home streets in car racing, Charles Leclerc went the full distance from pole position in the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. But he came home a distraught fourth, domination disappeared.

The winner was Sergio Perez – triumphing once again in a race of chaos. In doing so, he became Mexico’s most successful F1 driver, fittingly while wearing a helmet livery tribute to Pedro Rodriguez (who he now leads 3-2 in world championship GP wins).

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