Ferrari have given Vettel preferential treatment, says Hamilton

Vettel increased his championship lead over Hamilton to 25 points - the equivalent of one race victory - with a third win of the season in Monaco after controversially jumping Raikkonen through the sole pit stops.

'The auto was in a really different place to where it's been before, ' explained Hamilton. Remarkably, he has not finished lower than second place so far in 2017.

Hamilton remarked that "Vettel is Ferrari's number one" who could manage to finish 7th after a hard race which saw him start at 13th from the grid. It was clear that, I think they had the same plan to be honest so the lead auto normally gets priority so if I had a choice at that point, sitting behind Kimi, if I was going in the pits first, that's maybe what you like to do, because you are sooner on the fresher tires so I think it's probably one of the rare occasions where the over-cut turned out to be positive, so I'm really glad I made that work. "They are pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will maximise on all of his weekends".

"On strategy that just doesn't happen - the leading vehicle, it's very hard for him to get jumped by the second auto unless the team decide to favour the other vehicle".

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo found himself back on the podium after finishing third in the Monaco GP behind Ferrari teammates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

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"They deserved to win because they had the quickest vehicle out there", said Wolff.

"They deserved to win, they had the quickest vehicle out there", Wolff told reporters. As a team result, a one and two is good. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 2. "Maybe things went on that we don't know about".

It wasn't clear how the tyre would perform.

"They needed to pit one of the two drivers and put them on the supersoft".

"I was able to use that window to come ahead and after that I could control the race". "At the end of the day, it's the right result for the team and for the driver's championship - but I don't think it was orchestrated".

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Vettel now has 129 points after six rounds of this year's 20-race championship ahead of Hamilton on 104.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his vehicle during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The last time Raikkonen took the top spot here, in 2005 for McLaren, he went on to lead every lap on his way to winning the race. "We are all under no illusion that we are not ideal and that we still have got areas to improve on". Things just didn't come right to us, the vehicle was in a hard place.

Brazilian Felipe Massa was ninth for Williams and Denmark's Kevin Magnussen took the final point for Haas.

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