Sunday 28th May 2017
Sebastian Vettel led home a Ferrari one-two ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas at the Monaco Grand Prix, on a weekend where Lewis Hamilton really struggled. He simply couldn’t find any pace on the Saturday and could only qualify 14th, which became seventh at the end of the race.
This was also the last grand prix for Jenson Button, who was back for a one-off drive at McLaren as Fernando Alonso skipped the race to go and compete at the Indy 500. Button qualified in ninth (ahead of teammate Stoffel Vandoorne) but had to start from the pit lane following some engine penalties, and his race ended ignominiously when he tried to pass Pascal Wehrlein at Portier, only to succeed in flipping the Sauber driver into the barrier. Amusingly, despite it being his final grand prix, the stewards handed Button a 10-place grid penalty for the next race.