Webber wins Monaco GP; Alonso takes overall lead
MONACO (AP) — Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole Sunday while Fernando Alonso moved narrowly into the championship lead.
Webber is the sixth different driver to win in the opening six races of the season, a first for F1.
Drivers favored a one-stop tire strategy on the most difficult track for overtaking. Webber, in effect, needed to make it to the first corner in front and then negotiate a clean pit stop.
The 35-year-old Australian did just that to stay ahead of Nico Rosberg and Alonso for his eighth career win. It is his second in three years at Monaco for Red Bull, which has won the last three races on this track from the pole position.
Several drivers failed to finish, including Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.