In The Driver's Seat

Controversy over Ferrari engine takes spotlight off 3-horse race

If Mercedes came away from a tough Monaco GP satisfied that some strong damage limitation, and a lot of work on setting up the sometimes tricky W09 EQ Power, had kept Lewis Hamilton's points loss to only three points as he finished third behind Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull and Ferrari had much of their own to ponder.

Red Bull's weekend story was bittersweet. More sweet than bitter, of course, with Ricciardo's stunning victory, which was tempered by Max Verstappen's latest accident which probably cost them a one-two.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Controversy over Ferrari engine takes spotlight off 3-horse race'. Print Edition | Subscribe