Why Monaco was one of the closest ever

Why Monaco was one of the closest ever

Mark Webber's victory in Monaco makes 2012 officially the most wide open start to a season ever, but this weekend's race also produced one of the closest winning margins in the history of the sport according to Michele Merlino

Much has been made of the wide open start to the season, which according to the record books is now officially the most competitive in the history of the sport in terms of winners thanks to Mark Webber's Monaco triumph in Monaco on Sunday. Never before has a season begun with six different winners in the opening six events, shared out between five constructors and four engine manufacturers.

But with all the ballyhoo over the ever-changing identity of the top step of the podium, it might therefore have escaped your notice that Monaco actually produced one of the closest finishes in the history of the sport.

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