Lewis Hamilton finishes third in 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

PUBLISHED: 16:02 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 28 May 2018

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix circuit. [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix circuit. [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Sean Ramsell

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed a podium finish in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.

The 33-year-old Mercedes driver from Hertfordshire finished third around the Monte Carlo street circuit this afternoon.

Starting from third, the four-time F1 world champion was unable to improve on his grid position as Daniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag for Red Bull from pole position.

Even with reduced power, the Aussie nursed his Red Bull home to claim his seventh career F1 victory.

Sebastian Vettel was second for Ferrari, with Hamilton completing the podium positions.

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth in the other Ferrari, with Hamilton’s Silver Arrows colleague Valtteri Bottas fifth in provisional results.

Hamilton, with 110 points, still leads the F1 Drivers’ Championship by 14 points from Sebastian Vettel (96 points) with Bottas (68 points) in fourth place in the standings.

With 178 points, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team lead Ferrari (156 points) by 22 points in the Constructors’ Championship ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 10 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Lewis Hamilton on track during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton on track during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton driving in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton driving in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton on his way to third place in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton on his way to third place in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Sebastian Vettel was second in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellSebastian Vettel was second in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Daniel Ricciardo won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix for Red Bull. Picture: Sean RamsellDaniel Ricciardo won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix for Red Bull. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton finished third in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton finished third in the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

The 2018 Monaco Grand Prix podium with race winner Daniel Ricciardo, runner-up Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Picture: Sean RamsellThe 2018 Monaco Grand Prix podium with race winner Daniel Ricciardo, runner-up Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton on the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix podium. Picture: Sean RamsellDaniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton on the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix podium. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Podium celebrations at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellPodium celebrations at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellDaniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean RamsellLewis Hamilton on the podium at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: Sean Ramsell

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