Sergio Perez has hailed his maiden Monaco Grand Prix victory "a dream come true" after becoming the most successful Mexican F1 driver of all time.
The Red Bull driver found success in an event that was disrupted by a heavy pre-race shower and red flags before even reaching half distance.
After starting third, the Mexican jumped both Ferrari drivers in the pit stops when switching between intermediate and slick tyres as Red Bull utilised the overcut before nursing medium tyres in the latter stages as the race reached a time-certain conclusion.
"It's a dream come true. As a driver, you dream of winning here," explained Perez.
"After your home race I think there is no other more special weekend to win.
"To do it and the way we did it, we made it a bit harder for ourselves at the end.
"But it was tough with the graining I had not to make any mistakes and to bring it home but keeping Carlos behind wasn't easy."
The victory is the third of Perez's career and it pushes him ahead of Pedro Rodríguez as the most successful Mexican in F1 history.
Perez added: "I am very happy. I was running today Pedro Rodríguez's helmet and I am sure up there he is super-proud of what we have achieved together in the sport.
"It is a massive day for myself and my country."