Monaco Grand Prix – Webber wins; Alonso takes overall lead

Australian Mark Webber yesterday won the Grand Prix of Monaco Formula One, signing his first win of the season and second of his career in the Principality.

Webber, who started from pole position, became the sixth different driver to win one of the first six races of the season, setting a precedent in F1.

Most drivers opting for a strategy of a pit stop on the track known to prevent overruns, Webber had to make sure to take the first corner ahead of the pack and make a good pit stop.

Braved intermittent rain to beat Germany’s Nico Rosberg, of Mercedes, by 0.6 seconds, and Spaniard Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, by 0.9 – the second victory in three years in Monaco for Red Bull, is awarded in the last three pole positions. I feel incredibly well, said Webber. It was pretty clean from the start. It was only a matter of making sure to have a reasonable gap in spite of threatening weather. ”

Alonso had to wage a fierce battle to win his place on the podium before the assaults of the world champion title in German Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull on the other, the Briton Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, and his teammate Felipe Massa of Brazil Ferrari. Alonso, who tries to enjoy his first drivers’ championship in F1, started the race tied at 61 points with Vettel, double champion in F1. He now holds a lead of three points on the German.

“It’s interesting to live surprises so consistently this season, because you never know who will be on pole and win the race, Alonso told. It’s hard to Monaco, but we have managed to bottling. ”

Many drivers have not crossed the finish line, including Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.

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