Gallery: The full Monte on Hamilton's Carlo win
PUBLISHED: 14:16 26 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:28 26 October 2009
LEWIS Hamilton reigned supreme in Sunday s dramatic Monaco Grand Prix. Here s how the Herts motor racing hero won the race around Monte Carlo s wet and slippery streets from the second row. Lap 1: Lewis Hamilton, starting third on the grid, outruns Kimi
LEWIS Hamilton reigned supreme in Sunday's dramatic Monaco Grand Prix.
Here's how the Herts motor racing hero won the race around Monte Carlo's wet and slippery streets from the second row.
Lap 1: Lewis Hamilton, starting third on the grid, outruns Kimi Räikkönen into second spot. Robert Kubica grabs fourth from Fernando Alonso.
Lap 6: Hamilton clips the barriers at Tabac and pits with a damaged right rear wheel. Felipe Massa leads Räikkönen by 12.0 seconds. Hamilton drops to fifth.
Lap 8: The safety car is deployed.
Lap 11: Restart. Räikkönen is handed a drive-through penalty because his tyres were not fully fitted when the three-minute board was shown on the grid. Massa leads by 3.0 seconds from Räikkönen, Kubica and Hamilton.
Lap 27: Räikkönen goes straight on at Ste Dévote. His front wing is damaged and he pits at the end of the lap. He drops to sixth. Massa leads Hamilton by 16.5 seconds.
Lap 31: Fastest lap to Hamilton of 1 minute 30.553 seconds. He trails by 16.0 seconds. Webber then beats it with 1m30.388s.
Lap 33: Massa pits and rejoins second, ahead of Kubica.
Lap 34: New leader Hamilton laps in 1m29.428s. He leads Massa by 13.2 seconds.
Lap 40: Hamilton laps in 1m28.665s. He stretches his advantage to 18.0 seconds.
Lap 41: Hamilton laps in 1m27.385s - the lead is now 21.6 seconds.
Lap 43: Hamilton pulls even further clear of Massa to lead by 24.9 seconds.
Lap 46: Hamilton posts a 1m26.546s. Massa is 28.1 seconds adrift.
Lap 53: Hamilton's lead over Massa is now 37.6 seconds.
Lap 54: Hamilton pits and rejoins in the lead on dries. Massa sets a personal best - 1m27.161s - on intermediates.
Lap 56: Hamilton leads by 15.4 seconds. Massa pits and rejoins on super-soft dries. He almost loses control as he rejoins behind Kubica.
Lap 62: Nico Rosberg crashes heavily at the Swimming Pool. With debris all across the track, the safety car is deployed again. Hamilton leads from Kubica and Massa.
Lap 68: Restart. Räikkönen almost loses it at the tunnel exit and rams Adrian Sutil at the chicane. Sutil is forced to retire. On cold tyres Hamilton sets a personal best of 1m21.147s.
Lap 69: Hamilton posts a 1m 19.992s...
Lap 70: ...and then a 1m19.006s. He leads Kubica by 3.4 seconds.
Lap 76: The race ends two laps early due to the two-hour time limit. Hamilton wins by 3.064 seconds from Kubica, Massa and Webber.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.