Mark Webber of Red Bull says that consistent points will not be enough to win the F1 title this year and that winning races is the key to success.
Webber became the sixth driver to win a Grand Prix in six races and is now tied for points alongside his team mate Sebastian Vettle and only three points behind Championship leader Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
Officially Webber is in third place behind Vettle despite being level on points due to the count-back system. Both Webber and Vettle have one win each however the German also has a second place finish with the Australian managing a third place.
Vettle started on harder tyres while those ahead of him elected for the much softer tyres. His strategy seemed to be paying off as he briefly took first place only to find himself back in fourth after a tyre change.
Christian Horner, team boss of Red Bull, said that he would allow Vettle and Webber to continue to race against each other. The two drivers have not been taking points of each other and both deserve the full support of the team.
Horner sees Fernando Alonso as the main rival for the Championship with some impressive driving. He also considers the British pair of Button and Hamilton, of McLaren, contenders too along with Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.
Last five Monaco Grand Prix winners
• 2008 – Lewis Hamilton
• 2009 – Jenson Button
• 2010 – Mark Webber
• 2011 – Sebastian Vettel
• 2012 – Mark Webber
Red Bull lead the constructors Race ahead of McLaren with Ferrari in third.