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Mark Webber of Red Bull raced ahead to win the Monaco Grand Prix

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Mark Webber of Red Bull raced ahead to emerge victorious in the Monaco Grand Prix on 27 May 2012

May 31, 2012 10:21 IST

 

Mark Webber of Red Bull raced ahead to emerge victorious in the Monaco Grand Prix on 27 May 2012. He won the Monaco Grand Prix for the second time. He had first won the Monaco race in 2010. His second victory at Monaco helped him to surpass Australian icon Sir Jack Brabham on the streets of Monaco who won the Monaco Grand Prix once. With his second victory Webber thus became the first Australian to win the famous Monaco Grand Prix twice. Webber’s victory at Monaco was the eighth victory of his career. Also with his victory he won Red Bull the team’s third victory in a row.

The victory enabled him to join the likes of Niki Lauda, David Coulthard and Juan Manuel Fangio, all of who have two Monaco Grand Prix victory to their credit. Germany’s Nico Rosberg finished second for Mercedes, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was third.

Mark Webber made his debut in 2002. He had won the first FI race in 2006. In the British Grand Prix 2011, Webber won the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for 2010.