Aussie Mark Webber has led the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix from start to finish to become the first Australian to win the event since racing legend Jack Brabham in 1959.

The victory Webber’s second successive top finish of the year places him as a serious contender to take out this year’s F1 driver’s title.

Tony Reeves reports.

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With the tight Monaco street circuit making passing difficult the 33 year old was able to avoid trouble.

Unchallenged throughout the race Webber beat team mate Sebastian Vettel by half a second with Pole Robert Kubica finishing third in a Renault.

Webber relished the victory.

Mark Webber, Australian F1 Driver: “Absolutely incredible I think for sure the greatest day of my life today to win here is a very very special day.”

The fourth win of his career capped a successful day for Webber and the Red Bull team which recorded its third straight one-two finish.

The Red Bull team mates now sit on top of the Drivers Championship level on 78 points.

Giving him, his crew and some fellow Aussies reason to celebrate.

Tony Reeves, QUT News