The Monaco Grand Prix is a mythical race. To be considered a great World Champion you will have needed to have won this race at least once. Twists, turns, hundreds of gear changes, inches from the barriers, it all makes for a great spectacle. The 2011 was a good one. More overtaking than usual and the closing third was very exciting with three cars within 1 second of each other and with different tire strategies. Button was quickest and had the freshest rubber, but he was in third. Vettel was lying in first position but was the slowest of the three and had the worst tires. In between Alonso in his Ferrari. It was going to be a tight finish. Unfortunately a crash red flagged the race with 6 laps to go. When it was restarted all the front runners had changed their tires and it was a mere procession to the chequered flag. Vettel won, Alonso second and Button third.

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives out of his pit during the second practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve during the second free practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives in the Ferrari pit during the second practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives his car during the second free practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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The car of Mercedes Formula One driver Niko Rosberg of Germany is removed from the track following a crash at the tunnel exit during the third free practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve during the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives his car during the third free practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain takes a curve during the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives during the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives his car during the qualifying session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. Vettel took the pole position. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve during the qualifying session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. Red Bull Sebastian Vettel of Germany got the pole position ahead McLaren Jenson Button of Britain and Red Bull Mark Webber of Australia was third. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes off his balaclava at the end of the qualifying session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. Red Bull Sebastian Vettel of Germany got the pole position ahead McLaren Jenson Button of Britain and Red Bull Mark Webber of Australia was third. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (C), teammate Mark Webber of Australia (L) and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain pose after the qualifying session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 28, 2011. Vettel took the pole position while Button took second and Webber third. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the race at the start of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the race during the first lap of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) overtakes Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the race in front of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren's Jenson Button of Britain during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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Sauber Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi (R) of Japan drives ahead of McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Sauber Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan takes a curve during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Sauber Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan takes a curve during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany takes a curve on his way to win the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve on his way to get the second place in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain takes a curve on his way to finish third in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. Picture taken using a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain takes a curve on his way to third place in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives his car on his way to win the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives his car on his way to winning the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain takes a curve on his way to get the third place in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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A sunbather looks on as Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil takes a corner during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve on his way to finish second in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Red Bull Formula One driver Markus Webber of Australia takes a curve during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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The car of Toro Rosso Formula One driver Jaime Alguersuari of Spain is carried away by a crane following a crash during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Dimitar Dilkoff/Pool

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Ferrari's Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil is seen after he crashed during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren's Jenson Button of Britain on his way to win the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Dimitar Dilkoff/Pool

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is congratulated by Prince Albert II (R) of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock (L) after he won the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (C) celebrates on the podium after winning the Monaco F1 Grand Prix while Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock applaud May 29, 2011. Vettel won the race ahead of Ferarri driver Fernando Alonso (L) of Spain and Mc Laren driver Jenson Button (R) of Britain. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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