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Rosberg wins a cash-strewn F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg won an incident-packed F1 Monaco Grand Prix, guiding his Mercedes home ahead of the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth position.

Rosberg's Monaco win echoes that of his father, Keke, in 1983.
Rosberg’s Monaco win echoes that of his father, Keke, in 1983.

Adrian Sutil came home fifth to cap a very positive weekend for Force India, the German finishing ahead of Jenson Button in sixth and Fernando Alonso in seventh. Jean Eric Vergne secured eighth position ahead of Paul Di Resta, who will be incredibly satisfied to bring his car home in ninth place, having qualified 17th on the grid.

Kimi Raikkonen finished tenth despite developing a puncture late in the race.

The race lacked action in the opening stages, but it came alive after Felipe Massa crashed his Ferrari at Sainte Deote in a repeat of his accident in final practice on Saturday. This triggered a need for a safety car period, which allowed the Red Bulls of Vettel and Webber to sneak ahead of Hamilton, who pitted too slowly for new tyres.

Two more safety car periods followed. One, which resulted in a red flag and temporary race stoppage, was caused when Max Chilton sent Pastor Maldonado’s car airborne on lap 46. A third safety car period was caused when Roman Grosjean shunted into the back of Daniel Ricciardo’s Torro Rosso, putting both drivers out of the race.

Rosberg’s win sees him echo the result of his father, Keke Rosberg, who won a cash-strewn Monaco Grand Prix in 1983.

Full 2013 F1 Monaco Grand Prix Result

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 78 Winner 1 25
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 78 +3.8 secs 3 18
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 78 +6.3 secs 4 15
4 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 78 +13.8 secs 2 12
5 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 78 +21.4 secs 8 10
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 78 +23.1 secs 9 8
7 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +26.7 secs 6 6
8 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 78 +27.2 secs 10 4
9 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 78 +27.6 secs 17 2
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 78 +36.5 secs 5 1
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 78 +42.5 secs 11  
12 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 78 +42.6 secs 14  
13 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 78 +43.2 secs 19  
14 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 78 +49.8 secs 22  
15 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 78 +62.5 secs 15  
16 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 72 +6 Laps 7  
Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 63 +15 Laps 13  
Ret 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 61 +17 Laps 12  
Ret 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 58 +20 Laps 20  
Ret 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 44 +34 Laps 16  
Ret 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 28 +50 Laps 21  
Ret 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 7 +71 Laps 18

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