Anorak News | New York Times disses Mark Webber’s epic Monaco Grand Prix win (photos)

New York Times disses Mark Webber’s epic Monaco Grand Prix win (photos)

by | 28th, May 2012

THE Grand Prix season can be dull. But at least a reporter on it should be bothered to check the facts. The New York Times’ Brad Spurgeon seems intend on undermining the sport and Mark Webber’s victory in Monaco. So far this season, F1 has seen six different winners in the opening six races. Says Spurgeon, who reprots on the races:

“In the end, it was a typical Monaco Grand Prix procession: The man on pole finished first, the man who started second finished second…”

How typical is that, then? Not very. Between 1989 and 2007, the first two on the starting grid never finished in that order. Last year, like this year, the one-two on the grid did fishing first and second. In the past ten races, that did not happen in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002.

Such are the facts with race fan Brad Spurgeon.


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Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan flies after the start , in background during the first lap of the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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