Formula 1: Mark Webber wins the Monaco Grand Prix

Formula 1, On The Record

Published on: http://www.ontherecord-unisa.com.au/?p=3083

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Australian Mark Webber took his first victory for the season on the streets of Monaco in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Webber was the first Australian to win two Grand Prix’s at the Monaco Grand Prix, after claiming his first victory in the streets of Monaco in the 2010 Grand Prix.

With Mark Webber taking out the Grand Prix, this makes the 35 year old the sixth winner for the season, which is a first in Formula 1 history.

The Australian started on pole position with a qualifying time of 1:14.381, after seven-time Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher posted a pole time of 1:14.301 but was penalised five positions after running into the back of Bruno Senna in the Spanish Grand Prix, with the incident seeing both Senna and Schumacher out of the race.

Mark Webber started on the front row of the historic Monaco street circuit, with Nico Rosberg starting alongside him. Webber gained a great jump from the rest of the field and didn’t look back, with Nico Rosberg claiming second spot.

Carnage was caused behind the leaders between Romain Grosjean and Michael Schumacher, seeing Grosjean taking his third retirement from a race start for the season and making it hard for the rest of the field to make it through the first chicane, causing many drivers to fall back several positions.

With the race being action packed, there was a safety car by the first lap, which gave driver’s realisation of how tight and tricky the streets of Monaco are.

Mark Webber failed to make a mistake throughout the whole race, with Webber claiming the Grand Prix victory despite the pressure being applied from behind from Nico Rosberg, Fernado Alonso and current World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

The Grand Prix saw Webber take his first victory for the season, with Rosberg in second, Alonso in third, RedBull racing team mate Sebastian Vettel in fourth and Lewis Hamilton rounding out the top five postions.

With Webber taking the victory, he is now in third place in the Formula 1 Driver’s Championship, with Fernado Alonso in first place and current World Champion Sebastian Vettel in second place.

27/05 – Circuit de Monaco – 78 laps – 162 miles

Points

Time/Lag

Avg. MPH

1 Mark Webber – Red Bull

25

1:46:06.557

147.312

2 Nico Rosberg – Mercedes

18

+0.643

147.297

3 Fernando Alonso – Ferrari

15

+0.947

147.29

4 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull

12

+1.343

147.281

5 Lewis Hamilton – McLaren

10

+4.101

147.217

6 Felipe Massa – Ferrari

8

+6.195

147.169

7 Paul di Resta – Force India

6

+41.537

146.357

8 Nico Hulkenberg – Force India

4

+42.562

146.333

9 Kimi Raikkonen – Lotus

2

+44.036

146.3

10 Bruno Senna – Williams

1

+44.516

146.289

11 Sergio Perez – Sauber

0

145.276

12 Jean-Eric Vergne – Toro Rosso

0

144.491

13 Heikki Kovalainen – Caterham

0

144.361

14 Timo Glock – Marussia

0

144.265

15 Narain Karthikeyan – HRT

0

141.983

16 Jenson Button – McLaren

0

145.283

17 Daniel Ricciardo – Toro Rosso

0

145.609

18 Charles Pic – Marussia

0

144.7

19 Michael Schumacher – Mercedes

0

146.081

20 Vitaly Petrov – Caterham

0

134.575

21 Kamui Kobayashi – Sauber

0

119.761

22 Romain Grosjean – Lotus

0

23 Pedro de la Rosa – HRT

0

24 Pastor Maldonado – Williams

0

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