MONACO — Lewis Hamilton threw himself into the arms of his Mercedes team after winning Sunday's rainy, incident-packed Grand Prix of Monaco.
Despondent Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was second — after a huge blunder from his team, which failed to have his tires ready — with Sergio Perez third for Force India.
Hamilton's mood was in stark contrast to Saturday when, on a track where passing is so hard, he wrote off his chances after qualifying third.
"I went to have a beer with some friends," two-time defending Formula One champion Hamilton said of snapping out of his funk.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner apologized to Ricciardo for the team's error. The Australian driver said "everyone was running around like headless chucks (chickens)."
East Bay Raceway: Kyle Bronson won the 30-lap Late Model feature late Saturday in Gibsonton.