Rosberg holds off rival Hamilton to win Monaco GP
Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.
The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a strong start and holding off Hamilton to repeat his maiden GP win from pole here in Monaco last year.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo clinched his second straight third-place finish but was unable to get past Hamilton on a track that is the most difficult to overtake on in Formula One.
Four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel's frustrating season with Red Bull continued as he abandoned early with a power unit failure.
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