Mark Webber’s Group One driving record registered another highlight overnight when he claimed his first Spanish Grand Prix title and third victory of his career.

His easy victory meant he’s the first driver to win from pole position this season.

Shitika Anand reports.

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It was a champagne victory for the 33 year old Australian who triumphed on the Barcelona circuit.

Briton Lewis Hamilton drove like a demon to keep Sebastian Vettel at bay until his front left wheel suffered a puncture in the 66-lap contest.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso grabbed second place ahead of Webber’s team mate.

Webber finished 24 seconds clear of Alonso.

Mark Webber, Barcelona Grand Prix Winner: “Collectively Renault and Red Bull have put a huge effort in. The driver did his little bit of work and in the end it was a fantastic result and I am absolutely thrilled.”

In cricket… Australia crushed Sri Lanka by eighty-one runs in Sunday’s Super Eight clash in Barbados assuring them a place in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 championship.

Cameron White gave a power packed performance as he hammered 89 runs from 45 balls.

Michael Clark, Australian Captain: “I think we take a lot of confidence out of today. I thought our performance, our lower-order batting was outstanding. Cameron White and Michael Hussey were superb.”

White completed a man-of-the-match performance, taking a spectacular backward diving catch off Mitchell Johnson’s bowling as the Aussies cruised to victory.

Shitika Anand, QUT News