In this boring race chaotic start was most interesting part!!!Mark Webber secure the second Monaco Grand Prix victory of his career and become the sixth winner in as many races in the 2012 Formula 1 season. That statistic is unprecedented in F1 history, but Webber's win did make Red Bull the first team to notch up a repeat win this year.
Starting from pole position after the demotion of Michael Schumacher for his five place grid penalty, Webber maintained his lead off the line and was able to hold on after his one stop strategy, winning from Rosberg, Fernando Alonso and team-mate Sebastian Vettel as a rain-threatened race ended with the top four covered by 1.3s. Lewis Hamilton was fifth, the McLaren driver losing ground during the pit window despite starting from third on the grid.
An incident packed start we saw contact between Alonso and Romain Grosjean and later Grosjean with Schumacher, the man who had been quickest in qualifying tipping the Lotus into a spin and into retirement. Further back, there was also contact between Jenson Button and Kamui Kobayashi and Pastor Maldonado and Pedro De la Rosa, leading to an early safety car situation. Although Button and Schumacher were able to continue, the others were not so fortunate.
When the safety car disappeared, Mark Webber maintained his lead gained from the start. Vettel, starting on the soft compound tyre and gambling on one stop, was also an early beneficiary, jumping to sixth from his starting position of tenth after cutting turn one to avoid the spinning Grosjean. With overtaking opportunities around the tight confines few and far between, the key moments were always going to come down to tyre strategy and the all important pit stops.
Rosberg was the first to blink, pitting for a new set of soft compound tyres on lap 28, followed by Webber and Hamilton two laps later. It triggered a flurry of pit stops, Alonso gaining a place on Hamilton in the process thanks to a quick in-lap and slick work from the Ferrari crew. Vettel stayed out to take advantage of his harder compound and built up a large lead of nearly 20 seconds. Red Bull was hoping for rain which would have left Vettel in the box seat but when it didn't come he was forced to pit for supersofts, rejoining in between Alonso and Hamilton in the train behind Webber.
Rain started to fall with 12 laps to go, and Webber appeared very cautious having led for the majority of the race. The lap times dropped to over seven seconds off the racing speeds, but Webber maintained his lead from Rosberg as the whole top six bunched right up. In such conditions nobody was willing to try a manoeuvre, however, and as the track dried Webber picked up the pace again to hold on for a well deserved victory in fading light, becoming the sixth different winner in as many races in this most remarkable of starts to a Formula One season.
The Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo. 78 laps, 260.520km, Weather: Cloudy. Classified: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1h46:06.557 2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 0.643 3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari + 0.947 4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 1.343 5. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 4.101 6. Felipe Massa Ferrari + 6.195 7. Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 41.500 8. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes + 42.500 9. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault + 44.000 10. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault + 44.500 11. Sergo Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap 12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap 13. Heiki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault + 1 lap 14. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap 15. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps Fastest lap: Sergio Perez, 1:17.298 Not classified: Driver Team On lap Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 66 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 65 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 64 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 6 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1 Standings after 6 races: Drivers: Constructors: 1. F. Alonso 76 1. Red Bull-Renault 146 2. S.Vettel 73 2. McLaren-Mercedes 108 3. M.Webber 73 3. Ferrari 86 4. L.Hamilton 63 4. Lotus-Renault 86 5. N.Rosberg 59 5. Mercedes 61 6. K.Raikkonen 51 6. Williams-Renault 44 7. J.Button 45 7. Sauber-Ferrari 41 8. R.Grosjean 35 8. Force India-Mercedes 28 9. P.Maldonado 29 9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 6 10. S.Perez 22 11. P.Di Resta 21 12. K.Kobayashi 19 13. B.Senna 15 14. F.Massa 10 15. N.Hulkenberg 7 16. J.Vergne 4 17. M.Schumacher 2 18. D.Ricciardo 2