F1Weekly podcast # 578

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Mark Webber leads from start to finish to take the Grand Prix de Monaco.

Formula One record with six different winners in six races.

Mark Webber won the showcase Monaco Grand Prix for champions Red Bull as Formula One celebrated an unprecedented six different winners in six races so far this season.

Webber led a processional but nail-bitingly close race, with the top three separated by less than a second at the finish, from pole position to chequered flag as the rain held off despite darkening skies and occasional drops.

Germany’s Nico Rosberg finished second, 0.6 seconds behind Webber, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third and a further 0.3 adrift to go three points clear at the top of the overall championship standings.

It was Webber’s first win since Brazil at the end of last season, the eighth of his career and Red Bull’s third in a row around the metal-fenced streets and crowded harbourside of the millionaires’ playground.

There remained a question mark over the result, however, with talk sweeping the paddock ahead of the race of a possible protest by rival teams questioning the legality of his Red Bull’s floor.

The top five were split by just 4.1 seconds, running nose-to-tail through the hairpin, with Webber’s team mate and double world champion Sebastian Vettel fourth ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

Alonso has 76 points with Vettel and Webber both on 73.

Pos Driver Team Time
 1.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           1h46:06.557
 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

F1weekly podcast number 578
Weekend special interview with Jake Dennis.
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