Max Verstappen, the reigning Formula One champion, won the Monaco Grand Prix in lights-to-flag fashion on Sunday, giving the Red Bull driver his fourth victory of the year and widening his championship lead.
With his seventh podium finish in as many races, veteran Spanish driver Fernando Alonso finished second for Aston Martin, setting a season-best. Frenchman Esteban Ocon finished third and earned an uncommon triple for Alpine.
Verstappen cruised for the majority of the race on a dry, congested track where overtaking is the most difficult in Formula 1.
Since making his Red Bull debut in the Spanish GP in 2016 and becoming the sport’s youngest champion at the age of 18, Verstappen has won all 39 of his Formula One races with the company.
He surpassed Sebastian Vettel, a former Red Bull driver who won four consecutive championships from 2010 to 2013, who had previously established the company record with 38 victories.
Verstappen has won all 39 of his Formula One races for Red Bull since making his team debut in the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, when he turned 18 and became the sport’s youngest champion.