Formula 1 28 May 2006 03:36 pm

Webber stymied again

It’s past midnight. I’m sitting on the lounge watching the Monaco Grand Prix. And I’m devastated to have just seen Mark Webber’s car fail – again.

Mark put in a terriffic qualifying performance to score third on the grid (which became second after Michael Schumacher was sent to the back for a ‘professional foul’). His qualifying performance was even better in context given that he had more fuel on board than those around him.

He was doing a superb job in the race, comfortably holding third position and looking good for a podium. After a couple of frustrating laps behind Fisichella, who had not been shown the blue flag when he should have been, he had just put a lap on Fisi when the engine expired.

What does Mark have to do to get a break? He retired from the lead of the Australian Grand Prix (which would probably have shaken out to second or third position at the end of the race). He also retired hurt in Malaysia and Nurburgring. And now he has retired from Formula 1’s most galamorous event.

Very sad.

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