“Ricciardo wins the Grand Prix of Boredom”
Daily Mail: “The time has come to expose a lie. If Monaco is home to the biggest race in the world, then we should throw ourselves in front of the next car. For two stunning hours, the romantic idea of Monaco was once again suppressed by reality: Modern Formula One has outgrown the principality.”
The Sun: “Daniel Ricciardo rides his broken Red Bull to triumph in Monaco.”
The Guardian: “Ricciardo’s journey to the summit of the Monaco Grand Prix couldn’t have been more difficult. The race was, as so often in Monaco, a procession, but the Australian still had to overcome some obstacles”.
Daily Mirror: “Daniel Ricciardo maintained his wounded Red Bull until he finally crossed the finish line. He lacked performance for much of the race, yet he bravely kept Vettel and Hamilton behind him.”
Tuttosport: “Ricciardo wins the Grand Prix of Boredom. The Australian defends his leading position on the winding streets of Monte Carlo with his hands and feet. Second place is a small comfort to Vettel and Ferrari.”
Gazzetta dello Sport: “Monte Carlo celebrates King Ricciardo. The Australian’s victory is fully deserved. Ferrari takes second place, but you expect more from a car like the SF71H. If Vettel had taken pole position, the result would have been different. The race is frustrating for him because he has to stay 78 laps behind Ricciardo.”
Corriere dello Sport: “Ricciardo wins and everyone celebrates. If this World Championship is a duel between Vettel and Hamilton, the two drivers will have to prepare for a tough fight at the next Grand Prix in Canada in two weeks time. Monte Carlo was just a sad procession yesterday.”
Corriere della Sera: “Ferrari is content with second place. But the question is: Why has Vettel never really been able to attack Ricciardo, despite the Australian’s problems? The truth is that everything will be decided at launch.” Repubblica: “Ricciardo is inspired by the desire for revenge, an animal that survives and triumphs over his wounds. The extension of the contract is now approaching for him. No risk, but no surprises in Monte Carlo. Everything has been postponed to the Montreal Grand Prix.”
Marca: “Tormenting victory for Riccardo. The Australian dominates the race from start to finish despite his problems. It was, as so often in Monte Carlo, not a special race.”
As: “Ricciardo: Victory of a genius, and that with two gears less. Vettel is pleased to have finished the race before Hamilton.”
Sport: “Ricciardo wins in Monaco and closes the perfect weekend. Actually, there weren’t any big, outstanding moments, it’s nothing out of the ordinary in this course.”
El Mundo Deportivo: “The best defence is the best attack – Ricciardo had this motto in mind. The Australian had the victory in his pocket since the start. Vettel made himself very comfortable this time, risked very little in order not to hand over a piece of the world championship title to Hamilton early on”.