Vettel, Ferrari extend lead in championships

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Sebastian Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton on the 2017 Formula 1 drivers world championship.

Vettel pulled 19 points further ahead of Hamilton after the Monaco Grand Prix. Vettel won the race, while Hamilton could only manage seventh place after starting from 13th.

In third place, Hamilton's Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas has closed the gap to Hamilton to 29 points. The Finn was fourth in Sunday's race.

His compatriot Raikkonen is eight points further back in fourth place in the standings after coming second to Vettel in Monaco.

Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are fifth and sixth, with Force India's Sergio Perez losing ground after his first pointless race of 2017.

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz moves up to eighth place in the championship, ahead of Williams' Felipe Massa and Force India's Esteban Ocon.

In the constructors championship, Ferrari scored the maximum 43 points possible from Monaco, meaning they overhaul Mercedes at the top of the standings.

Ferrari now has a 17 advantage over their rivals after six rounds of the 20-race season.

Red Bull stays in third place, but has pulled away from Force India after Sunday's race. Similarly, fifth place Toro Ross have improved their advantage over Williams to nine points.

With Renault failing to score in Monaco, and Haas getting both drivers in the top ten, the two teams are now tied on 14 points in seventh and eighth place.

Double retirements for both Sauber and McLaren mean that neither team make any progress in the battle of the teams. They continue to prop up the standings: Sauber has four points from Spain, but McLaren has yet to finish in the top ten in 2017.

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