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Mark Webber wins Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber has driven a masterful race at Monaco to win his second Formula One Grand Prix in as many weekends. After clutching pole position at the death during qualifying he was able to keep his Red Bull machine out of trouble from the start and take the chequered flag unchallenged. This is the first Australian win at Monaco since Sir Jack Brabham’s 1959 breakthrough victory

Several Safety Car periods ensured Mark had to keep his wits about him, but after each green flag he was able to simply drive away with apparent ease. In fact the race almost finished behind the safety car after an incident between Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandok. The tangled mess happened right in front of Webber. The Australian kept his cool and was able to avoid the incident and maintain his lead.

As it was the Safety Car pulled in at the last corner to allow Webber to cross the line at full noise to claim his fourth career victory. Amazingly, Webber now leads the World Championship. Sebastien Vettel finished the race second and joins Webber on 78 points. However, Webber is classified as Championship leader on account of winning two races to Vettel’s one. Pleasingly for Red Bull they are turning their qualifying dominance into race wins.

Robert Kubica finished third in a great result for Renault. Of course, the Red Bull RB6 is powered by Renault engines, thus giving the French company a clean sweep of the podium.

Speaking after the race Webber with a beaming smile declared it was “the greatest day of my life today.” The significance of a Monaco Grand Prix victory on his CV was not lost on Mark who said, “it was a very, very rewarding win, and (I’m) just absolutely elated. To join Aytron Senna and those guys around here, it’s real blue riband event.”

In further good news for Australian motorsport young gun, and Red Bull test driver, Daniel Ricciardo won the Formula Renault 3.5 race at Monaco earlier today.

[Pics: via OneHD]

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

Mark Webber wins 2010 Monaco GP

18 replies on “Mark Webber wins Monaco GP”

C’mon, be fair Liam had to add the bit about the safety car on the third last lap πŸ™‚

Liam, did you get a screen shot of the image during the anthems, from front on with the lower third graphic and the Prince’s Royal Guard saluting?

I want to make that my desktop…

Sensational effort! Congrats to Mark and to Daniel Ricciardo who won his formula renault race too! Great weekend for the Aussies. How sweet was Schumacher’s pass on Alonso into the last corner, you can never write that man off.

What a weekend for you Liam;

Chelsea got the Cup
Carlton won in the AFL
Webber won the F1

How tired are you feeling this morning? πŸ™‚

@Kirium

What about when Webber sprayed his team w/ champagne and the other Royal Guard got COVERED in it. His Jacket looked ruined!

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