Aussie Red Bull driver Mark Webber has taken out the Monaco Grand Prix, making history in the process. Six different drivers have now claimed victory in each of the six races of the season- a first in Formula One history.
Webber had pole position to begin and steered through interesting weather conditions; the day started off sunny, but changed to being overcast before rain fell in the race’s final stages.
The 35-year-old Webber finished six-tenths of a second faster than Mercedes’ Nico Rosenberg of Germany and now moves into joint second in the standings, tied with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.
Fernando Alonso finished third but still retains his lead on the overall standings by three points. Vettel finished fourth.
''I'm feeling incredible,'' Webber said before getting a bit wet.
Webber’s win made him the first Aussie to win multiple Formula One races and he celebrated by jumping into the harbour.
''It was an interesting race. It was reasonably straightforward at the start, getting the gap and managing super-softs and then it was a matter of trying to build a gap before and after the pit stops.''
The Monaco track is considered the hardest in the world for overtaking and drivers therefore tend to take just one pit stop, something Webber managed efficiently.
There were a number of drivers that failed to finish the race; notable names included Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button.