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Hamilton gets off the mark with Monaco win

OFF THE MARK: Lewis Hamilton

WORLD CHAMPION Lewis Hamilton said he was 'lost for words' after taking his first Grand Prix of the season when he won in Monaco today (May 29).

Mercedes ace Hamilton took a superb victory in a close battle with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in a thrilling Monaco Grand Prix to re-ignite his title campaign. Force India's Sergio Perez was third.

Hamilton's team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg could only manage seventh place which means that Hamilton is now just 24 points behind.

"I'm kind of lost for words," said Hamilton. "I prayed for a day like this and it came through, so I feel truly blessed.

"That was the longest run. It was crazy how long it was, to understand how much wheel spin you were allowed, because you don't know how long the tyres are going to go.

"Daniel drove phenomenally all weekend and it was a lot of pressure. I'm sure he's not too happy but he should proud of the way he drove."

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