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Vettel wins the Jewel in the F1 Crown, Monaco!

Sebastian Vettel has added Monaco to his list of races won this season; the German has won six out of five races this season and now leads the drivers championship by 58 points over Lewis Hamilton who finished Monaco in sixth place despite serving two penalties for causing an avoidable accident. Jenson Button finished the race in third place but could have won it if it wasn’t for a bad call by the McLaren team calling him in for a pit stop in reaction to Timo Glock breaking the suspension on his Virgin, which we can only assume was because Jenson’s engineer thought that Glock’s incident would trigger a safety car. But that safety car came two laps later when Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa tangled at the Loews Hairpin and moments later Felipe Massa crashed in the tunnel after losing control on the marbles (that’s large chunks of rubber discarded from the tyres). Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso made one less stop than Button which put the Briton behind the pair of them; and we all know how incredibly hard it is to pass in Monaco. There was drama near the end of the race when there was a multiple car pile-up. Adrian Sutil, started the chain of events with a punctured right-rear causing Jaime Alguersuari to pile into the back of Hamilton and then into the back of Vitaly Petrov who had crashed into the armco taking avoiding action. This caused the race to be red flagged eight laps before the end which robbed us of a grandstand finish as Vettel and Alonso changed tyres negating the advantage that Button had with fresher tyres and Sutil still managed to finish the race in seventh because he was allowed new tyres for the restart. Lewis Hamilton was involved in yet another incident two laps later punting Pastor Maldonado robbing Williams of a double score, 100% Hamilton’s fault, the move was never on, he’s trying to be Senna but doesn’t have the intimidation factor that his idol had and drivers are less willing to allow an easy overtake! Hamilton definitely had a bad day at the office. Kamui Kobayashi finished in a fantastic fifth place in the sole Sauber after Sergio Perez had a major off in Q3 and wasn’t able to start the race. Mark Webber salvaged fourth place overtaking Kobayashi in the dying moments of the race. Nick Heidfeld, Rubens Barrichello and Sebastien Buemi rounded out the points scorers in eighth, ninth and tenth respectively! So overall it was a very exciting race, certainly much more exciting than most Monaco races, just a shame that the race was marred by Lewis Hamilton’s childish outburst after the race; which he got away with scot-free!

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