Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton finishes the day on top as Fernando Alonso prevails in rain-affected second practice

Many drivers did not venture out on to the soaked streets of Monaco until the end of the second session

‘I honestly never expected to win four consecutive grands prix,’ admitted Lewis Hamilton

Monaco Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton chases the dream of five wins in a row

Championship leader looking to continue Mercedes' dominance in the Principality
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Lewis Hamilton tops the rich list of Britain's wealthiest sporting stars with staggering £68m

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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton believes he is in for a tough battle with Nico Rosberg for the title but plays down talk of Mercedes sweeping the season

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Brabham died at his home on the Gold Coast on Monday morning

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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton targeting perfection on the streets of Monaco in bid to hold off Nico Rosberg

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F1 Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton flourishing with Mercedes as he believes critics who blasted move are eating their own words

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