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LARS ANDERSON
June 04, 2012
Formula 1 is the world's richest, most glamorous and most popular racing series, but it has long been criticized for its lack of competition. Last year, for example, Germany's Sebastian Vettel won 11 of the 19 races to take the title in a snoozer. Well, parity finally appears to have come to F1. On Sunday, Australia's Mark Webber took the checkered flag at the Monaco Grand Prix to become the sixth different winner in the first six events of the 2012 season—an unprecedented occurrence in the 63-year history of F1. This year's championship battle is wide open; Spain's Fernando Alonso holds only a three-point lead over Vettel and Webber. Here's a look at the drivers who have reached Victory Lane so far in 2012.
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June 04, 2012

Open Season

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Formula 1 is the world's richest, most glamorous and most popular racing series, but it has long been criticized for its lack of competition. Last year, for example, Germany's Sebastian Vettel won 11 of the 19 races to take the title in a snoozer. Well, parity finally appears to have come to F1. On Sunday, Australia's Mark Webber took the checkered flag at the Monaco Grand Prix to become the sixth different winner in the first six events of the 2012 season—an unprecedented occurrence in the 63-year history of F1. This year's championship battle is wide open; Spain's Fernando Alonso holds only a three-point lead over Vettel and Webber. Here's a look at the drivers who have reached Victory Lane so far in 2012.

3/18 AUSTRALIAN GP

JENSON BUTTON

The British driver passed Lewis Hamilton, his compatriot and McLaren Mercedes teammate, early and never looked back, breezing to a 2.137-second victory, the 13th win of his career.

3/25 MALAYSIA GP

FERNANDO ALONSO

After Hamilton overextended his pit midway through the race, the Spaniard passed the 2008 F1 champion for the lead and held off the hard-charging Mexican driver Sergio Pérez.

4/15 CHINESE GP

NICO ROSBERG

Using a two-pit-stop strategy while the majority of the field made three stops, the German conserved his tires just enough over the final laps to become the 103rd driver to win an F1 race.

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