Mark Webber has won the Monaco Grand Prix for Red Bull making history as F1 celebrated six different winners in six races this season.
The Australian driver won his eighth Grand Prix of his Formula One career and his second victory in three years on Monaco’s street circuit.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg came in second place, 0.6 seconds behind Webber, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso came third.
“It’s an amazing day for the team, myself and really happy to have won here again,” commented Webber on winning the race.
The race saw thousands of visitors flocking to Monaco to witness the country’s top motor sport event, the Monaco Formula 1, which is held each year on the Circuit de Monaco.
The Principality of Monaco, with its idyllic Côte d’Azur location, has a rich sporting and cultural legacy – from the F1 Grand Prix and Tennis Masters to Les
Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic and Opera companies.
As a sector, tourism contributes billions of dollars to Monaco’s total GDP and creates thousands of jobs.
Other important sporting events that have been held in Monaco include football, boxing, the Monte Carlo Rally, Monte Carlo Open and the International Marathon.
Sport Tourism is travel industry’s fastest growing sector, and contributed an astonishing 14 percent of overall travel and tourism receipts in 2010, according to WSDE Sport Tourism Expo, the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of Sport Tourism related products and services.
At a time when some traditional tourism trends are in decline, Sport Tourism continues to flourish and is set to grow exponentially in the next decade.