Monaco GP - Sunday - Race Notes

Mark Webber wins Monaco GP

Start, Monaco GP 2010

Start, Monaco GP 2010 

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Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix today in dominating fashion, from flag-to-flag, in his Red Bull-Renault, leading a Red Bull 1-2 with his team-mate Sebastian Vettel finishing second.

Front row starter Robert Kubica, after getting beaten to the first corner by Vettel, finished in third place in his Renault - the engine manufacturer sweeping the podium for the first time since the Luxembourg GP in 1997.

The race ended under the Safety Car, when Jarno Trulli and Karun Chandhok collided with three laps to go - the race being interrupted by four Safety Car periods in total.

Felipe Massa in the Ferrari finished in fourth, Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren-Mercedes in fifth. After starting at the back of the field due to his crash before qualifying.

Fernando Alonso worked his way up the field with the help of the clever strategy of making his only pitstop for tyres during the first Safety Car period after Nico Hulkenberg crashed in the tunnel on the first lap of the race. Alonso looked set to finish in sixth place, but as the field came to the chequered flag, and the safety car pulled in, the Spanish driver got sideways out of the Rascasse corner, and Michael Schumacher slipped past to take sixth place in his Mercedes GP. Alonso finished seventh in his Ferrari.

Nico Rosberg finished eighth in his Mercedes, followed by Force India-Mercedes drivers Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi in ninth and tenth places.

Webber's second win in a row leaps him into the lead in the Driver's Championship - tied with Vettel at 78 points, followed by Alonso with 73, Button with 70, Massa with 61 and Hamilton and Kubica tied at 59 points. In the Constructors' Championship Red Bull-Renault with 156 points and Ferrari on 134 passed McLaren-Mercedes who drops to third with 129 points, followed by Mercedes GP with 84 and Renault with 65 points.

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