Monaco Grand Prix 2013: Highlighting Top Stories from Sunday's Big Race

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Monaco Grand Prix 2013: Highlighting Top Stories from Sunday's Big Race
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Nico Rosberg won the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, following in his father Keke Rosberg's footsteps, who won this prestigious race 30 years ago to the day. 

Red Bull teammates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finished in second and third place, respectively.

Telegraph Sport captured Rosberg's triumphant celebration as he hoisted the winner's trophy:

Here's a quick look at the top 10 finishers at Monaco:

Pos

Driver

Team

Laps

Time/Retired

Pts

1

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

78

Winner

25

2

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing-Renault

78

+3.8 secs

18

3

Mark Webber

Red Bull Racing-Renault

78

+6.3 secs

15

4

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

78

+13.8 secs

12

5

Adrian Sutil

Force India-Mercedes

78

+21.4 secs

10

6

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

78

+23.1 secs

8

7

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

78

+26.7 secs

6

8

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR-Ferrari

78

+27.2 secs

4

9

Paul di Resta

Force India-Mercedes

78

+27.6 secs

2

10

Kimi Räikkönen

Lotus-Renault

78

+36.5 secs

1

For a full look at all all the stats and standings from the race, visit ESPNF1.com.

 

It was a thrilling race from start to finish, and while Rosberg's sentimental victory is worthy of a Hollywood script, it wasn't the only big story to emerge from the action on Sunday. 

Here's a look at the top stories to emerge from Monaco.

 

Rosberg's Impressive Victory

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Not only did Rosberg win this race 30 years to the day after his father accomplished the same feat, but he also did it in unbelievably impressive style. 

According to auto racing insider Nick DeGroot, Rosberg won the race in wire-to-wire fashion:

It's incredibly difficult to win any F1 race under any circumstances, but to win it from start to finish, leading every single lap, makes Rosberg's victory all the more impressive. 

It's surely a victory that Rosberg and his family will treasure for generations to come.

 

Kimi Raikkonen's Stunning Comeback

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Raikkonen had a rough day on the track on Sunday.

With 10 laps to go, Oliver Brown of The Telegraph reported Raikkonen's engine was losing water:

Just two laps later, he and Sergio Perez got a bit tangled up, which led to a puncture, as reported by The F1 Forum:

By the time Raikkonen got back on to the track, he was in last place. Racing enthusiast Fábio Emilio Costa posted a fitting meme on Twitter after Raikkonen suffered his unfortunate puncture:

It's really difficult to pass at Monaco, but somehow Raikkonen made an epic comeback and finished in 10th place to earn a point for the F1 Championship Standings. 

It was a remarkable accomplishment and no less impressive than Rosberg's wire-to-wire win.

 

Pastor Maldonado's Scary Crash

GIF credit to The Telegraph

Thank goodness for excellent crash barriers.

Maldonado and Max Chilton got a bit tangled up in Lap 46, and Maldonado crashed hard into the wall right before Tabac. It was a terrifying collision and one that caused a stoppage of roughly 25 minutes while technicians repaired the damaged barrier. 

Thankfully, Maldonado was able to walk away from the crash, and according to F1 Technical, he was lucky to end up with just a sore knee and a cut on his hand:

Maldonado wasn't too keen about Chilton's role in the crash, according to Jonathan Noble and Matt Beer of AutoSport.com. He spoke after the crash, saying: "It was scary. I didn't expect Chilton to cross my line. It is very dangerous and a very quick corner on the track. Maybe the stewards need to evaluate very carefully what he did."

Whether or not Chilton was in the wrong, the big story here is that Maldonado escaped a potentially devastating injury. It's a credit to modern technology that he was able to walk away from the crash and complain about Chilton's role in it. 

 

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