Mark Webber Wins in Spain

markwebberThroughout the first part of the Formula One season, there’s been no question that the Red Bull Team has had the fastest cars on the circuit. The only questions have been reliability and consistency, especially with Mark Webber. He has been one of the fastest cars in the field on a regular basis, but mechanical woes and questionable strategy had kept him from claiming a victory this season.

After Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, the wait is finally over for Webber in 2010. Starting from the pole, Webber beat teammate Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to the first corner and stayed out front the rest of the race, winning the Spanish Grand Prix by 24 seconds while claiming his first victory since Brazil last season.

Hamilton looked to have second wrapped up but had a tire explode on the penultimate lap, causing him to crash out of the race. His incident gave second place to Fernando Alonso while Vettel – who struggled with failing brakes late in the race – finished third. Michael Schumacher was fourth in his best result in his comeback season.

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