Rosberg wins Monaco Grand Prix

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MONACO (AP) An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win at the Monaco Grand Prix and putting him firmly back in the title race.

Formula One's showcase race passes by the famed Monte Carlo casino, where big fortunes have been won and lost on its famed tables over the decades.

But Rosberg could never have imagined hitting the jackpot in such a way, as Hamilton was suddenly called back to the pits for a tire change shortly after a crash involving teenager Max Verstappen led to a safety car being deployed.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 L.Hamilton 126 3
2 N.Rosberg 116 2
3 S.Vettel 98 1
4 K.Raikkonen 60 0
5 V.Bottas 42 0
6 F.Massa 39 0
7 D.Ricciardo 35 0
8 D.Kvyat 17 0
9 F.Nasr 16 0
10 R.Grosjean 16 0
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