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Mark Webber’s win in Spain last week was pretty good, but his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix last night is a on a different level (as Mark’s post-race comments suggest). It’s the first time an Aussie has won in Monaco since 1959, when Sir Jack Brabham chalked up the only other win on the famous street circuit. The Monaco race is considered the most prestigious event on the F1 calendar.
Starting from pole position Webber was in total command and led from start to finish, despite a number of Safety Car interruptions. Webber now leads the 2010 World Driver’s Championship. He is on equal points with his teammate Sebastien Vettel, but sits atop the ladder because he has two race wins this year to Vettel’s one.
Clearly the Red Bull RB6 is the car to catch right now, as Webber’s two dominant weekends show. The question that can now be asked with genuine merit is, can a humble kid from Queanbeyan really win one of motor racing’s greatest prizes?