Sunday, May 16, 2010

F1 Monaco GP 2010

Held on the streets of Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the oldest – and easily the most iconic – races on the calendar. One of the most technically difficult and challenging grands prix of the year. Tight corners and narrow straights also make it notoriously difficult to pass. Yet the seaside principality always makes for an exciting venue. Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole Sunday to lead a Red Bull 1-2 finish at the famous street race. The victory propels Mark Webber into the lead for the drivers' championship. Tied with 78 points but bumped from the lead on account of race wins, Sebastian Vettel holds second place. Alonso is just behind in third in 73, closely followed by Button's 70 points. Massa follows in fifth place with 61 points, Kubica and Hamilton in sixth and seventh with 59 apiece. Rosberg is eighth with 54, Schumacher ninth with 30 and Sutil tenth with 18 points. With both its drivers topping the standings, Red Bull Racing leads the constructors' championship with 156 points, ahead of Ferrari's 134, McLaren's 129 and Mercedes' 84. The season picks up in two weeks' time for the Turkish Grand Prix on May 30 from Istanbul, one of the newest tracks on the calendar following one of the oldest.

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