Saturday, 2 June 2012

Mark Webber Wins Formula One 70th Grand Prix in Monaco

Mark Webber Wins
With 6 different winners in 6 races the most thrilling Formula 1 season has now come to an end - with a happy end for Australia! Mark Webber won the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco and is the first Australian in history to come out on top twice on the Monaco circuit. In the ceremony following the race, Prince Albert handed over the much sought-after trophy to the proud Australian in front of an elated crowd.

Webber, who won in a time of one hour 46 minutes and 6.557 seconds over the 78 laps beat Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) into second place, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took third and became the leader of this year's Formula 1 season.

Monte Carlo has the annual honour of hosting one of the most attended and prestigious racing events world-wide, the famous 'Grand Prix'.

Mark Webber Wins
The 'Historical Grand Prix' held at the beginning of the month was already a great appetiser and a big success.

The mythical race that every driver dreams to win attracts visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy an exciting weekend watching and supporting their favourite Formula 1 stars trying to be the first one to cross the finish line at the end of 78 laps.

Held for the first time in 1929 the Grand Prix has become a very historical event. Its claim to fame lies in the beauty of the circuit offering amazing views over the French Riviera and the harbour of Monaco hosting some of the most exclusive and luxurious yachts in the world. The 3.34 km long circuit is supposed to be one of the most dangerous and challenging ones making the race an extremely hard one for the drivers.

Even though the Grand Prix was definitely the highlight, the principality of Monaco always offers a diversity of Grand Prix related events and cultural highlights before the big race including a collective exhibition on the theme of 'Grand Prix: Artworks', an exhibition of 'Speed Motoring Art' and even an auction of the world's amazing cars including Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher's car from the Austrian Grand Prix of 2000.
Mark Webber Wins

The 70th Monaco Grand Prix was preceded by three days of practice sessions and qualifying races from 24- 26 May, as a warm up for the drivers as well as for the audience before the big day.

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