This time Vettel denies Webber a perfect result (Monaco GP stats and facts)

Webber was beaten to fastest lap by Vettel

Webber was beaten to fastest lap by Vettel

Mark Webber repeated his domination of the Spanish Grand Prix at Monaco – but once again one driver stopped him from achieving a perfect result.

This time his team mate was the spoiler – Sebastian Vettel beat Webber to the fastest lap of the race.

However Webber led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix, meaning no-one else has led a race since Jenson Button won in China.

The last time a driver led every lap of two consecutive races was in 2005. The driver was Kimi R??ikk??nen – and he achieved the feat at the same two race Webber did.

Webber’s fourth win was his first back-to-back victory, and it puts him level with Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren and Eddie Irvine on total wins.

He also scored his fourth pole position, matching Mike Hawthorn, Didier Pironi, Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella.

To cap it all, Webber now leads the championship for the first time in his career, albeit in a points tie with Vettel.

Vettel’s fourth fastest lap gives him as many as Jo Siffert, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Patrick Depailler and Jean Alesi.

The ninth victory for Red Bull puts them in a tie for 12th place on the list of most successful constructors. Mercedes, Maserati, Vanwall, Matra and Ligier also scored nine wins – though of those only Mercedes are likely to add to their tally for the foreseeable future.

Button’s retirement bring his run of ten consecutive finish in the points to an end. That leaves just Webber and Felipe Massa the only drivers to have scored in every race this year.

Laps led

Driver Laps led
Mark Webber 148
Sebastian Vettel 110
Jenson Button 71
Fernando Alonso 18
Nico Rosberg 16

Podiums

Driver Podiums
Mark Webber 3
Sebastian Vettel 3
Felipe Massa 2
Lewis Hamilton 2
Jenson Button 2
Nico Rosberg 2
Fernando Alonso 2
Robert Kubica 2

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71 comments on This time Vettel denies Webber a perfect result (Monaco GP stats and facts)

  1. irishlad (@irishlad) said on 17th May 2010, 15:47

    2010 was the most retirements at monaco since 2004 when 10 retired,

    and id say its the most retirements since then too in any race.

    • Ned Flanders said on 17th May 2010, 16:01

      There were only 6 finishers out of 20 starters at the 2008 Australian GP, not including Barrichello who finished but was disqualified.

      Another stat I’ve just thought of- this might have the closest GP finish in championship history. All 12 finishers were within about 10 seconds of each other

      • sato113 said on 17th May 2010, 16:10

        Australia 09 had 11 drivers finish within 7.3 seconds off the leader.

      • steph said on 17th May 2010, 16:12

        Monza ’71 was the closest I think but a smaller group so maybe it’s the closest finish with the largest amount of cars if that made any sense whatsoever which I don’t think it did…

  2. irishlad (@irishlad) said on 17th May 2010, 16:11

    Ned if i got that pitchfork :D

  3. chiv said on 17th May 2010, 16:52

    As usual, every week i have a look what the championship would look like with last years points system and this week i did the pre 2003 system and here are the results:

    03 – 09
    Vettel 32
    Webber 30
    Alonso 30
    Button 27
    Kubica 24
    Hamilton 23
    Massa 23
    Rosberg 22
    Schumacher 8
    Sutil 7
    Liuzzi 2
    Petrov 2
    Barrichello 1

    Pre 2003

    Webber 26
    Vettel 24
    Alonso 23
    Button 22
    Kubica 15
    Hamilton 14
    Massa 14
    Schumacher 4
    Sutil 2

    Constructors 03-09/pre 2003

    Red bull 62/50
    Ferrari 53/37
    Mclaren 60/36
    Mercedes 30/16
    Renault 26/15
    Force india 9/2
    Williams 1/0

    Look at how bad schumachers doing here.

    This yet again makes me ask did we really need to change the points system?

  4. Haven’t read all the comments so maybe it’s been mentioned before but, in the last 9 races, Red Bull has had at least a pole position or a win.

  5. Olaf said on 17th May 2010, 18:18

    Fastest laps are totally meaningless this year when drivers have to save their engines.

  6. Harv's said on 17th May 2010, 23:40

    First Renault podium since 1997. 1-2-3.

    First time 2 Force India’s in the points, double points haul for them, Well done!

    Before the race Williams was the only team not to suffer technical failiure, but both cars ended retiring from this reason.

    Third straight year that Rosberg starts from 6th in Monaco.

    Lowest qualifying position for fernando alonso in his entire Career.

    Buttons first mechanical failiure in 40 races, up there with Hamiltons 50 and Schumi’s 52.

    Webber has ed the last 567 km.

    30th win for an Australian.

    250th podium for a German driver.

    4th front row start for Kubica.

    Ferrari have not been on pole for 24 races now.

    Last time Ferrari failed to have a driver on the podium was 2006.

    Last team to have 6 poles in a row was Ferrari, 2006-2007.

    • plushpile said on 18th May 2010, 0:21

      “Lowest qualifying position for fernando alonso in his entire Career.”

      I don’t think Alonso actually qualified, hence having to start from pit lane.

  7. wasiF1 said on 18th May 2010, 2:25

    Mark deserve this victory, he raced awesomely down this circuit. He knew that he was a lot time ahead in front of Vettel was he wasn’t satisfied. I think it was the last 8-10 laps when he slowed down a bit to let everything to cool down.

  8. Gleeson@Geelong said on 18th May 2010, 4:32

    Is this the first time this season that Red Bull have not had a problem with in pit stop

  9. Davetherave said on 18th May 2010, 6:22

    Congratulations to Mark Webber, what a fantasticlly controlling drive.
    Now fans keep your eyes on another Aussie driver with a great future.
    Youngster Daniel Riccardo (Born in Perth WA) won the Monaco F3 also driving a RED BULL. cant wait to see him in F1., he’s a F3 points leader.

    • Riccardo racing in World Series by Renault Formula 3.5 this year, having taken the British Formula 3 title in 2009. Won the Monaco round in WSR (2010)

  10. Paul Gilbert said on 18th May 2010, 10:02

    Interesting to note that the better Vettel has qualified this season, the worse he has done in the race. None of his 3 pole positions were converted into podiums, all of his non-pole-positions have resulted in podiums, and his best results have both come from 3rd on the grid.

  11. Straightsman said on 19th May 2010, 3:24

    Just wondering how the WDC would look, if all drivers had finnished all races in the position in which they were in when they retired?

    • Icthyes said on 19th May 2010, 4:57

      If my maths is right:

      Vettel 113
      Webber 78
      Hamilton 74
      Alonso 67
      Button 61
      Rosberg 56
      Kubica 54
      Massa 53

      Haven’t taken into account qualifying mishaps, or the Hamilton-Webber collision in Melbourne either. Just goes to show how much Vettel has lost out – he’d be leading the championship by 35 points(!) – but interestingly enough Hamilton would be keeping Webber very honest, instead of being 19 points adrift.

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