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1 Lewis Hamilton 384
2 Nico Rosberg 317
3 Daniel Ricciardo 238
4 Valtteri Bottas 186
5 Sebastian Vettel 167
6 Fernando Alonso 161
7 Felipe Massa 134
8 Jenson Button 126
9 Nico Hulkenberg 96
10 Sergio Perez 59
11 Kevin Magnussen 55
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13 Jean-Eric Vergne 22
14 Romain Grosjean 8
15 Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Pastor Maldonado 2
17 Jules Bianchi 2
18 Adrian Sutil 0
19 Marcus Ericsson 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez 0
21 Max Chilton 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Will Stevens 0
24 Andre Lotterer 0

1 Mercedes 701
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 405
3 Williams-Mercedes 320
4 Ferrari 216
5 McLaren-Mercedes 181
6 Force India-Mercedes 155
7 STR-Renault 30
8 Lotus-Renault 10
9 Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

1 Lewis Hamilton 11
2 Nico Rosberg 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3

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1 Mercedes 16
2 Red Bull 3

1 Lewis Hamilton 16
2 Nico Rosberg 15
3 Daniel Ricciardo 8
4 Valtteri Bottas 6
5 Sebastian Vettel 4
6 Felipe Massa 3
7 Fernando Alonso 2
8 Kevin Magnussen 1
9 Jenson Button 1
10 Sergio Perez 1

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1 Mercedes 31
2 Red Bull 12
3 Williams 9
4 McLaren 2
5 Ferrari 2
6 Force India 1

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1 Nico Rosberg 11
2 Lewis Hamilton 7
3 Felipe Massa 1

Team Pole Positions
1 Mercedes 18
2 Williams 1

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1 Lewis Hamilton 7
2 Nico Rosberg 5
3 Sebastian Vettel 2
4 Kimi Raikkonen 1
5 Felipe Massa 1
6 Sergio Perez 1
7 Valtteri Bottas 1
8 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Team Fastest Laps
1 Mercedes 12
2 Williams 3
3 Red Bull 2
4 Ferrari 1
5 Force India 1

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1 Jenson Button1120
2 Kevin Magnussen 1111
3 Valtteri Bottas 1110
4 Daniel Ricciardo 1095
5 Kimi Raikkonen 1076
6 Fernando Alonso 1066
7 Nico Rosberg 1062
8 Lewis Hamilton 1048
9 Nico Hulkenberg 1036
10 Jean-Eric Vergne 971
11 Sebastian Vettel 970
12 Felipe Massa 954
13 Romain Grosjean 953
14 Esteban Gutierrez 933
15 Daniil Kvyat 924
16 Sergio Perez 891
17 Adrian Sutil 857
18 Pastor Maldonado 847
19 Max Chilton 769
20 Jules Bianchi 754
21 Marcus Ericsson 714
22 Kamui Kobayashi 663
23 Will Stevens 54
24 Andre Lotterer 1
Webber holds off Rosberg, Alonso to win Monaco GP

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Sunday, May 27, 2012


A happy Mark Webber gets his trophy
Red Bull driver Mark Webber won the most prestigious F1 race of the year winning the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of a train of cars led by Nico Rosberg's Mercedes (0.6 sec back), Fernando Alonso's Ferrari (0.9 sec back),  Sebastian Vettel (1.3 sec back) in the 2nd Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton for McLaren.

As light rain fell with only a handful of laps remaining the front of the field closed up together - the top six runners separated by 6.1 seconds at the flag.

Webber led from pole and only relinquished the lead during pit stops, his second win on the streets of this beautiful Mediterranean principality. He was the sixth different winner this year in six races, a new F1 record.

Alonso now takes sole possession of the title points race after another podium, heading a tie between Vettel and Webber by just three points. Hamilton is 10 points behind now.

"Mark was very disciplined," said his boss Christian Horner on British BBC television.  "He did what he needed to do."

"This is a golden era for formula one," said former driver and commentator David Coulthard.

Mark Webber
F1's latest 2012 winner, however, does not fully agree, Webber insisting that for the actual drivers and teams, the inconsistency of the season so far has often been "frustrating".

"Hopefully we can get a bit of routine now," he said.

As for the protest threat hanging over the provisional race result, Red Bull designer Adrian Newey - who collected the trophy from Prince Albert - insisted the floor of his RB8 is legal.

"We have a letter from Charlie Whiting saying categorically that it's legal so we're not worried," he said.

Horner said on Sky television he would be "disappointed" if Red Bull's rivals do lodge a protest.

Nico Rosberg confessed himself happy with second place at the Monaco Grand Prix despite insisting that his Mercedes car was the quickest in the entire field over the weekend.

Nico Rosberg
Rosberg was swarming all over the back of Mark Webber's Red Bull in the closing laps but could not find a way past around the tight confines of the Principality circuit.

"The beginning was pretty straightforward," said Rosberg. "I was hoping for a good start and I had a good start but Mark had a pretty go start too so then it was just a matter of tire management and I must say I was a bit surprised how strong we were not only in qualifying but also in the race."

"I think at the end of the day for the weekend we probably had the fastest car out there in qualifying and the race which is great to see because we're making progress all the time so that's fantastic. Unfortunately it didn't come together perfectly so it's P2 when it could have been P1 this weekend but there we are. I'm very happy with second place of course, it got a bit difficult in the end there with the rain and the warm up on the hard tires but I'm very pleased."

Sebastian Vettel says he can be "quite happy" with the way his recovery drive in the Monaco Grand Prix panned out after he came from ninth on the grid to finish right in the middle of the battle for victory in fourth.

Having struggled for pace in his RB8 in the early stages of qualifying on Saturday, Vettel opted to sit out Q3 in order to give him a free tire choice for the first stint of the race and on Sunday duly opted to go against the grain compared with the cars ahead and start on the more durable soft tire.

The German managed to pick his way past the spinning Romain Grosjean into the first corner and, after ending the first lap already in sixth place, completed a 45-lap stint first stint which saw him move into the lead after the runners ahead of him pitted.

"Mark raced his race, I raced my race. In the end we had opposite strategies - same strategies, but obviously he started on the supersoft and I started on the soft and then the other way round in the end," he told Sky Sports F1.

"As I said, I think we was pushing his race, I was pushing my race. For me it was important to use the couple of laps I was in the lead and in the end we were able to gain about eight seconds so I can be quite happy with that.

"But obviously in the end it was difficult to pass and gain some more places."

With all the top runners completing just a single pit stop over the 79-lap distance, Vettel admitted tire management was a big consideration but was pleased with how he was able to run until he hit the traffic jam at the end.

"It was a challenge," he said.

"Especially in my case I stayed out quite long in the first stint - longer than the all the rest - but we had some good laps. So it wasn't disastrous and in the end obviously you can't judge because we couldn't go at the speed that was maybe in the car."

More to follow....


Pos Driver Team Behind
1. Webber Red Bull-Renault +0.000s
2. Rosberg Mercedes +0.643
3. Alonso Ferrari +0.947
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault +1.343
5. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +4.101
6. Massa Ferrari +6.195
7. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes +41.500
8. Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes +42.500
9. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault +44.000
10. Senna Williams-Renault +44.500
11. Perez Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap
12. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap
13. Kovalainen Caterham-Renault +1 lap
14. Glock Marussia-Cosworth +1 lap
15. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth +2 laps
DNF Button McLaren-Mercedes 71
DNF Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 66
DNF Pic Marussia-Cosworth 65
DNF Schumacher Mercedes 64
DNF Petrov Caterham-Renault 16
DNF Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 6
DNF De la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1
DNF Maldonado Williams-Renault 1
DNF Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1

Fastest lap: Perez, 1:17.298

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