Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Alonso clocked the fifth fastest time. Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany sets the quickest time but thanks to the five place penalty he picked up in Spain, the pole position on Sunday's grid will actually be occupied by Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
MONACO, Monaco - Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to make Formula One history, 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.
With drivers favouring a one-stop tire strategy on the most difficult track for overtaking, Webber effectively 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 — his second in three years at Monaco for Red Bull, which has won the last three here from pole position.
Several drivers failed to finish, including Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.