Latest Motorsports News (Week 5 May 2018)


Ricciardo clinches Monaco GP


Red Bull’s Daniel Riccardio clinched his second Formula 1 win of the season and 7th Grand Prix win overall at the Monaco GP on Sunday. Riccardio looked confident as he had been in charge right from the beginning. An apparent power failure, however, seemed to make his chances of finishing at the podium bleak.

Ricciardo managed his power failure at the end as he finished on top. Sebatian Vettel of Ferrari finished second whereas iconic Lewis Hamilton finished third. Vettel and Hamilton also seemed to be in charge during the race. Vettel had stopped on Lap 16 as Riccardio stopped to enjoy his lead. It was during this time that he reported he was out of power. Red Bull stipulated that his power issue was not expected to get better. Riccardio, thus was asked to continue, and so he did. Follow all our World Cup Betting Tips here.


Ocon Best-of-the-rest at Monaco GP


Force India’s front-runner Esteban Ocon proved to be the best-of-the-rest at the Monaco Grand Prix. Though Oconwas pitted late, he wasn’t as late as other front-runners like Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg. Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg both ran viciously in the second half after having slow and long opening stints.

The Monaco GP also saw unfortunate events for Charles LeClerc, Brendon Hartley and Fernando Alonso. McLaren’s Alonso seemed to be well on course for a 7th place finish. He, however had no choice but to retire his car after his McLaren was smoking at the back. Leclerc, on the other hand, a Sauber rookie crashed his car at the rear of the Toro Rosso of Brendon Hartley after exiting the tunnel with only seven laps to go. LeClerc reported his brakes were not functioning right after this. Merecedes’ ValterriBottas finished at the 5th spot with an impressive time lapse of 18.127 while Kimi Raikkonen finished 4th.


Busch victorious in dominant fashion, writes history


Kyle Busch, having won the Coca-Cola 600, has now become the only active driver to have collected points at all of the racetracks of the NASCAR circuit. Busch is the pole sitter and Cup series points leader. The victory signals his third victory for Joe Gibbs Racing this season.

The 33-yead old has now won 188 races in the top three series of NASCAR. Martin Truex Junior finished second in the Coca-Cola 600. Kevin Harvick gave a disappointing performance however, as he crashed on the 83 lap, only to to finish last. Harvick had been victorious in his last three Cup races. His victories include the All-Star race. The Coca-Cola 600 proves to be a big win for Busch and can be considered a breakthrough Cup points win after his 15 wins in the NASCAR circuit in 2017.