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dominates Monaco Grand Prix

16 May 2010 by Keith Collantine


Webber won a

incident-filled race in Monaco


Webber led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix and led Red Bull to a

one-two victory in the principality.

The race was interrupted by

four safety car periods after a series of crashes, but Webber stayed

cool and re-built his lead every time.

He survived a late scare

when two backmarkers collided in front of him late in the race. That

brought the safety car out for the final time, and the

race ended in controversy as Michael

Schumacher passed Fernando Alonso on the final lap after the safety

car went in.

Webber held his lead

from pole position at the start of the race while team mate Sebastian

Vettel got the jump on Robert Kubica and passed him for second.


went into the first corner with Lewis Hamilton on

his right and Felipe Massa on his left, but somehow kept both of them

behind to keep his place.

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Note from Mod: Remove hot links before posting & use only 1 or 2 sizes bigger fonts for headings. Don't copy-paste the entire article, mention only the salient points & limit the rankings chart to 10. A short & concise post is better read & understood. For detailed information a link to the original article may be mentioned in the end.BornFree2010-05-16 17:58:51

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grandprix nr:


lap distance:
5,340 km
3,318 miles

total laps:

total distance:
309,720 km
192.460 miles

record pole: 1:26.797 min
driver: Kimi Raikkonen
date: 20/08/2005
car: McLaren MP4/20


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J.P. Montoya

1:24.770 min

226.778 km/h
140,908 mph


McLaren MP4/20
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Prac One: Hamilton blitzes the competition




With McLaren's f-duct and revised front wing in action, Hamilton crossed the line with a 1:28.653, to beat his team-mate Jenson Button by 0.962.

And although Mercedes GP tried to take the charge to McLaren, using their longer wheelbase car, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg fell short, both over a second adrift of Hamilton's impressive lap time.

Red Bull and Renault were next in line with Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica having the edge over their respective team-mates.

The track temperature sitting at 28'C as the first of Friday's two practice session got underway at the Istanbul Otodrom. The temperature and design of the track mean tyre wear could be high with Bridgestone predicting that some could suffer with severe graining.

The drivers were quickly out on track for their installation laps with Hispania test driver Sakon Yamamoto the only change to the usual 24 drivers. It was a strange start, though, as some drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Lucas di Grassi completed as many as five laps without even setting a time.

Yamamoto set the first time of the session, a 1:38.785, shaving almost two seconds off over the next few laps. More drivers finally ventured out after the first half an hour had lapsed with Jaime Alguersuari taking the P1 slot ahead of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli. Karun Chandhok ventured out for his first run but immediately ran into problems with his car slowly touring the track at 33kph. He was, however, able to return to the pits.

Vettel hit the front of the timesheets with a 1:31.718 while Schumacher, using Merc's long wheelbase car, went quicker through the first two sectors before once again pitting. It was his seventh lap without a time. Vettel went quicker still, lowering the benchmark to a 1:30.840. Halfway through the session on a very dirty track, Vitaly Petrov was second ahead of Mark Webber, Alguersuari, Kovalainen, Nico Hulkenberg, Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello.

With the track getting cleaner with each run, Robert Kubica joined the action, going quickest while Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton slotted in behind Vettel. Felipe Massa was fifth. Webber improved to third place ahead of the McLarens before Hamilton overhauled the entire field, going P1 with a 1:29.672. Schumacher, running a bit wide at the final corner, climbed to second place before being dropped as Button went fastest.

With the front runners all putting in the laps, the timesheets continued to change although McLaren remained P1 and P2, now with Hamilton leading Button. Behind the McLarens and Schumacher, raged the battle for fourth with the two Red Bulls and Renaults swapping positions.

With twenty minutes remaining, Rosberg joined Schumacher in the battle against the McLarens taking third place. However, he was still a full second slower than Hamilton. Fernando Alonso finally put his Ferrari into the top ten, taking ninth place while his team-mate Felipe Massa failed to improve on his P12.

The final five minutes saw Schumacher overhaul Rosberg before Adrian Sutil brought out the yellow flags as he put his Force India into the wall at Turn Eight, causing considerable damage to the car.

The session ended with Hamilton quickest ahead of Button and Schumacher.

01. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.653 20 laps
02. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.615 + 0.962 20 laps
03. Schumacher Mercedes 1:29.750 + 1.097 24 laps
04. Rosberg Mercedes 1:29.855 + 1.202 24 laps
05. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:29.867 + 1.214 30 laps
06. Kubica Renault 1:30.061 + 1.408 23 laps
07. Petrov Renault 1:30.065 + 1.412 24 laps
08. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:30.097 + 1.444 26 laps
09. Alonso Ferrari 1:30.294 + 1.641 20 laps
10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:30.501 + 1.848 17 laps
11. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:30.615 + 1.962 20 laps
12. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:30.853 + 2.200 21 laps
13. Massa Ferrari 1:30.867 + 2.214 21 laps
14. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:31.011 + 2.358 23 laps
15. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.238 + 2.585 17 laps
16. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:31.355 + 2.702 23 laps
17. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:31.464 + 2.811 19 laps
18. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:31.735 + 3.082 27 laps
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:32.161 + 3.508 24 laps
20. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:32.990 + 4.337 22 laps
21. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:34.876 + 6.223 13 laps
22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:35.137  + 6.484 21 laps
23. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:35.583 + 6.930 15 laps
24. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:36.137 + 7.484 26 laps

Prac Two: Button leads the charge



While Lewis Hamilton dominated the morning session, almost a full second ahead of Button, it was the reigning World Champ who seized the advantage in the latter session.

The track temperature of 50'C heating up the tyres, Button clocked a 1:28.280 to finish 0.098s ahead of Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber.

Webber, though, wasn't given the chance to attack Button's time in the latter stages of Practice Two as a suspected engine failure cut short his session.

Sebastian Vettel was next in line, outpacing Hamilton while Fernando Alonso found some pace on the softer tyres to take fifth place ahead of the two Mercedes GP drivers.

Friday's second practice got underway with the track temperature sitting at a sweltering 50'C and Bruno Senna, who sat out the morning session, the first out for start of the installation laps. The Hispania driver stayed out on track, clocking a 1:37.906. His time, though, was easily beaten as Vitaly Petrov took the P1 slot, seven seconds quicker.

Unlike the morning session, the drivers were quickly into the action, putting in the miles with Lewis Hamilton dethroning Petrov before losing out to Robert Kubica. Kamui Kobayashi went fourth ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Jaime Alguersuari, Tonio Liuzzi and Heikki Kovalainen. The order again changed as Jenson Button overhauled Kubica only to lose out moments later to Hamilton, a 1:29.117 for the 2008 World Champion.

Button, though, continued to trade early blows with his team-mate, setting two fastest sectors on his way to the P1 slot while the two Renaults battled for third place. Michael Schumacher joined the action, continuing Merc GP's extensive test of their completed f-duct system. The German claimed fourth place, 0.4s off the pace. Hamilton returned to the front of the McLaren tussle.

Mark Webber put in his first flying lap, negotiatings traffic in the form of Felipe Massa on his way to sixth place. The Aussie, winner of the last two races, improved to fourth and then third. His team-mate Sebastian Vettel was one of only three drivers, the other two being Nico Rosberg and Adrian Sutil, who had yet to set a time. When Vettel finally did emerge the German shot to the front of the timesheets, taking fourth place behind Webber before taking third off him.

Petrov became the first noteable off-track racer of the session, running wide and onto the gravel at Turn Eight. Tonio Liuzzi was another to run wide at the four-apex corner while Kobayashi spun his Sauber as the drivers put in a lap after lap in preparation for Saturday's qualifying and the grand prix.

After numerous laps without setting a time, Rosberg put his name on the sheets, taking sixth place behind his team-mate Schumacher. Hamilton, using the softer option Bridgestone rubber, lowered the benchmark to a 1:28.672. A few minutes later, Vettel topped it with a 1:28.590. Alonso, also on the softer tyres, climbed from 15th to third, 0.135s behind Vettel. The trio, though, were all dropped as Button went quickest.

Felipe Massa came close to the wall at Turn Eight but damaged to avoid it and continued. Massa, in keeping with his tradition from the Monaco GP, forgot to use his mirrors and almost collected Schumacher as he returned to the track. Webber climbed to second place while Massa, using the softer tyres, finally broke into the top ten, taking tenth place.

01. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.280 30 laps
02. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:28.378 + 0.098 24 laps
03. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:28.590 + 0.310 26 laps
04. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.672 + 0.392 32 laps
05. Alonso Ferrari 1:28.725 + 0.445 30 laps
06. Rosberg Mercedes 1:28.914 + 0.634 22 laps
07. Schumacher Mercedes 1:28.974 + 0.694 22 laps
08. Kubica Renault 1:29.225 + 0.945 34 laps
09. Petrov Renault 1:29.501 + 1.221 36 laps
10. Massa Ferrari 1:29.620 + 1.340 26 laps
11. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:29.629 + 1.349 16 laps
12. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:29.987 + 1.707 17 laps
13. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:30.053 + 1.773 34 laps
14. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:30.176 + 1.896 34 laps
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:30.386 + 2.106 32 laps
16. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:30.627 + 2.347 28 laps
17. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:30.766 + 2.486 32 laps
18. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:30.933 + 2.653 37 laps
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:31.610 + 3.330 37 laps
20. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:33.013 + 4.733 28 laps
21. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:33.081 + 4.801 11 laps
22. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:33.312 + 5.032 29 laps
23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:33.420 + 5.140 35 laps
24. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:33.740 + 5.460 25 laps

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BornFree2010-05-28 13:58:39

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A very frusterating weekend for me this Turkish GP .What the hell does Webber think he is , Vettel took the lead from him and he is still not moving to right in the braking area .He should be penalised here . Vettel had a clever move and yes he turned slight right but then he had to to brake . Webber is known to bloke or run people off the race track many times and now his own teammate ,this is not expected from a world class driver .

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