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Monaco Grand Prix 2012 Winner: Mark Webber Ready to Dominate Formula One

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 27:  Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing celebrates winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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Austin GreenCorrespondent IMay 27, 2012

After claiming his second career victory at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, Mark Webber is officially ready to win his first Formula One World Championship.

The 35-year-old ran a flawless race Sunday in Monte Carlo, starting from the pole position and finishing 0.6 seconds ahead of German Nico Rosberg. It was the eighth win of Webber's career and the third consecutive victory at the race for team Red Bull.

The win also served as a strong statement to the rest of the field.

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 27:  Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives on his way to winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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With his first victory of 2012, Webber earned 25 points, launching him into a tie for second place atop the Formula One standings.

Fernando Alonso of Ferrari is currently first with 76 points, while Webber and Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel are right behind with 73. Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes is a somewhat distant fourth with 63 points.

While the majority of the season is still ahead of us (14 races remaining), I'm expecting this win to spring Webber into a summer of dominance. He has finished third in each of the last two seasons, and he looks ready to finally claim his first Formula One crown.

He has finished fourth or better in five of his six races this season, and judging by his performance on Sunday, he won't be slowing down anytime soon.

His teammate, Vettel, has won the last two titles, and Alonso and Hamilton will be in contention throughout the season. However, I'm expecting 2012 to be the year that Mark Webber finally gains Formula One supremacy.

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