Pit-stop palaver costs Ricciardo win in Monaco

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160529-01406 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144812002
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160529-01406 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144812002
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A disastrous pit-stop for Daniel Ricciardo cost him certain victory as Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

With the circuit fast drying after an early downpour, Ricciardo stopped for dry tyres but arrived at his Red Bull Racing pit box and caught his crew unawares.

The Australian was left stationary while he waited for his tyres to arrive, allowing Hamilton to take the lead.

Despite a spirited fight from Ricciardo in the remaining 30 laps, Hamilton held on for the victory, as Ricciardo had to settle for second.

Meanwhile team-mate Max Verstappen drew a line under his disappointing weekend by crashing out at Casino Square. Verstappen, who became the youngest ever winner of a race at the Spanish Grand Prix last time out, had to start from the pitlane after crashing in qualifying.

Ricciardo’s podium finish, his first of the season, means he moves up to fourth in the championshop standings.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160529-01319 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144825002

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160529-01319 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144825002

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20160529-01358 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144837002

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 29: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer on track during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160529-01358 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. // PNL-160529-144837002