Monaco GP: Red Bull race report

MONACO ONE-TWO "The greatest day of my life" MARK WEBBER, MONACO, 16 MAY 2010 Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 1st "It's a special day, the greatest day of my life I suppose. As a Formula One driver you really hope...

MONACO ONE-TWO

"The greatest day of my life" MARK WEBBER, MONACO, 16 MAY 2010

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 1st
"It's a special day, the greatest day of my life I suppose. As a Formula One driver you really hope that you win races and if you have a choice then the blue riband event is very, very special for any driver. To join Ayrton Senna and the likes round here is a very special thing. The last few laps are intense. Jenson actually said to me on the parade lap that when you're leading with a few laps to go, it looks like the track's narrowing and the barriers are coming closer and closer. Fifteen laps from the end, that's just what it was like. A one-two finish for the team here is such a feather in their cap, it's incredible. The safety cars weren't a great situation to have you do all the hard work, get away and risk some pretty quick lap times to increase the gap and then you have a safety car which neutralises it and all the fast guys are back on your wheel again. It's very difficult when it's like that, but that's part of the driver's role to stay composed and get the job done. To get 50 points from the last two races is awesome, but there is a long, long way still to go. We've got so many different conditions and tracks coming up there are many exciting times to come; I'm looking forward to it."

Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 3rd
"I'm happy. I think we achieved our optimum from third on the grid normally it's hard to pass anyone, so second is good. I had good acceleration at the start and was able to dive down the inside and get into the first corner ahead of Robert. That was crucial to finishing second. I couldn't keep up with Mark today and we need to see why that was. It was difficult, especially at the beginning and after all the restarts. Later on I finally felt I had more grip and wasn't too far off Mark's pace, but by then he was already down the road. There was no point trying to catch him, as overtaking is so difficult here. I also had to look more in my mirrors today. Robert was pushing quite hard and it was quite difficult to get away from him at the restarts. I was going sideways rather than straight at times. But, I'm happy. I think we couldn't have done better today and we take away good points, which counts for a lot."

CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: "A tremendous result for the team today I think Mark Webber's had the week of his life. To win two GPs in a row including the Monaco GP, which is probably the most prestigious on the calendar, is a very proud day for the whole of Red Bull Racing. And we didn't only win Monaco, but finished first and second so it's a great day for the team. It puts us first and second in the Drivers' Championship and first in the Constructors' Championship. It's a great result and testimony to all the work that goes on behind the scenes, which goes to make results like today's possible. Congratulations also to Renault on their one-two-three finish."

FABRICE LOM, Renault, Principal Engineer Track Support: "A perfect day and it happened in Monaco, so it's even more enjoyable. We got a one-two for Red Bull and a one-two-three for Renault, so we are ecstatic within the engine team. We are so proud to be part of Red Bull Racing, which is really excellent and so proud to be part of Renault Sport, which gave us a really good engine for this track with excellent tuning. So, one-two-three, we cannot expect more. We are also now in a very good position for both Championships it really is a perfect day."

-source: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ayrton Senna
Teams Red Bull Racing