Red Bull’s Mark Webber wins Monaco Grand Prix 2012
Monaco Grand Prix 2012: Australian Mark Webber made Formula One history upon Sunday whenever he steered his Red Bull to victory and reported his 1st victory this present year and his team Red Bull’s 3rd successive Monaco Grand Prix victory.
It was actually Webber’s second win inside the race as well as the eighth of his career – it also meant six different motorists have obtained the opening 6 races of this time of year – the 1st time this has already gone wrong within the history of the Formula One planet championship.
Webber, 35, established from pole position and controlled the race virtually throughout as the neighborhood micro-climate delivered its normal capricious weather, mobile from sunshine as well as blue skies to rainfall for the closing laps.
However driving alongside great control and additionally judgement, he finished the 78-laps race six-tenths of a 2nd clear of second-placed German Nico Rosberg of Mercedes alongside two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso third for Ferrari.
Dual defending planet champion German Sebastian Vettel had been 4th for Red Bull before Briton Lewis Hamilton of McLaren and also Brazilian Felipe Massa, whom came home sixth inside the second Ferrari.
Webber’s win lifted him to joint second within the drivers’ planet championship alongside 73 points behind frontrunner Alonso upon 76. Vettel furthermore has 73. Hamilton is 4th on 63 and additionally Rosberg – son of Finland’s former champion Keke – fifth alongside 59.
“I am feeling incredible,” said Webber, whom jumped into the harbour soon after his maiden Monaco winnings.
“It was actually some kind of interesting race. It was fairly straightforward during the get started on, getting the gap and managing super-softs and also then it had been a matter of trying to develop a gap before as well as after the pit stops.
“The weather ended up being threatening around the pit avoid window, but Nico went because of it, went for the ‘undercut’ by stopping early, so a few individuals had to respond to his chess move, however it’s an incredible day for the team, and myself, and also I’m really happy to have obtained here once more.”
Rosberg said: “I got a good begin, but so did Mark! He was actually very controlled and for me it was actually a thing of tyre-management.
“I was a bit surprised how powerful you happened to be in qualifying and inside the race. You probably had the fastest vehicle available to choose from and also you are generating progress all the time.”
Alonso said: “For me, the target ended up being to try to complete before of Sebastian and Lewis, because they are with you in the championship. If you go race by race, you aim to complete forward of different drivers.
“Today it is Mark. It will be interesting, as you are constantly developing the car and additionally you are constantly surprised at every race.”
Briton Paul di Resta came home seventh ahead of his Force India teammate German Nico Hulkenberg, Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and additionally 10th put Brazilian Bruno Senna of Williams.
Upon a balmy afternoon by the Mediterranean, after overnight rainfall, Webber made a clean and additionally managed begin to turn the 10th pole position of his career into a comfortable early lead forward of Rosberg alongside Hamilton furthermore running clear of the field in 3rd.
It had been a different story, unfortunately, for the males at the rear of the leading trio since Frenchman Romain Grosjean, beginning fourth, had been touched by the charging Mercedes of sixth-placed Michael Schumacher and spun prior to the 1st corner Ste Devote.
This permitted the Ferraris of Alonso and also Massa to move into 4th and also fifth areas before the mayhem in Ste Devote where Pastor Maldonado crashed away in his Williams after making contact with Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa’s Hispania.
The crash took both out of the race.
For Maldonado, the accident completed a terrible weekend simply couple weeks soon after he had become the 1st Venezuelan to winnings a Formula One race, triumphing in style at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Briton Jenson Switch retired following a frustrating race in the 2nd McLaren, joining seven-time world champion Schumacher, whom ended up being additionally forced away with technical difficulties to his Mercedes.
Constructors Standing after Monaco GP 2012:
01 Red Bull Racing-Renault 146
02 McLaren-Mercedes 108
03 Ferrari 86
04 Lotus-Renault 86
05 Mercedes 61
06 Williams-Renault 44
07 Sauber-Ferrari 41
08 Force India-Mercedes 28
09 STR-Ferrari 6
10 Caterham-Renault 0
11 Marussia-Cosworth 0
12 HRT-Cosworth 0
Drivers Standings after Monaco GP 2012:
1 Fernando Alonso 76
2 Sebastian Vettel 73
3 Mark Webber 73
4 Lewis Hamilton 63
5 Nico Rosberg 59
6 Kimi Räikkönen 51
7 Jenson Button 45
8 Romain Grosjean 35
9 Pastor Maldonado 29
10 Sergio Perez 22
11 Paul di Resta 21
12 Kamui Kobayashi 19
13 Bruno Senna 15
14 Felipe Massa 10
15 Nico Hulkenberg 7
16 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
17 Daniel Ricciardo 2
18 Michael Schumacher 2
19 Heikki Kovalainen 0
20 Timo Glock German 0
21 Charles Pic French 0
22 Narain Karthikeyan 0
23 Vitaly Petrov 0
24 Pedro de la Rosa 0