Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Red Bull 78 1
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 78 2
3 Button GBR McLaren 78 3
4 Webber FL AUS Red Bull 78 2
5 Kobayashi JPN Sauber 78 1
6 Hamilton GBR McLaren 78 3
7 Sutil GER Force India 77 2
8 Heidfeld GER Renault 77 2
9 Barrichello BRA Williams 77 2
10 Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 77 2
11 Rosberg GER Mercedes 76 3
12 di Resta GBR Force India 76 3
13 Trulli ITA Team Lotus 76
14 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 76
15 d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 75 2
16 Liuzzi ITA HRT 75 1
17 Karthikeyan IND HRT 74
18 Maldonado VEN Williams 73 2
Retirement
accident Petrov RUS Renault 67 1
accident Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 66 2
fire Schumacher GER Mercedes 32 1
accident Massa BRA Ferrari 32 1
Glock GER Virgin 30 1
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Perez MEX Sauber 0

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Vettel stands on the Monaco podium and raises his trophy. Alonso does the same, smiling but he'll also have felt the race was there to be won. Button and Vettel both getting kisses on the podium, so they're very much grinning.

Christian Horner takes the constructor's trophy before the national anthem. These three had just begun a fantastic battle when the red flag stopped the race, and while we may well have seen a brilliant end to the race you can't take anything away from Vettel winning with just one pit stop.

Vettel now has 143 points and is 58 points clear of Lewis Hamilton. Webber is third on 79 points, Button fourth on 76 and Alonso fifth on 69. But that may change if Hamilton is penalised post race.

Thanks for joining us here on ESPNF1 for what was another enthralling grand prix, and stay on the site for all of the fallout from the race. Congratulations to Vettel and Red Bull - can anyone stop them? We'll be back in two weeks for the Canadian Grand Prix to find out.

Lap 78

Vettel celebrates on top of his car after taking his sixth win out of seven races so far this season.

Sutil, Kobayashi and d'Ambrosio are also under investigation.

Hamilton is still under investigation for that crash. McLaren will be disappointed after Button looked so well placed but was twice hampered by the safety car, and had his chances ended by the red flag.

Sutil is seventh ahead of Heidfeld, Barrichello and Buemi. That's Williams' first points of the season, but could have been so much more if it wasn't for Hamilton taking out Maldonado.

Vettel takes the win ahead of Alonso and Button. Such a close race really ended with the red flag.

Webber comes across in fourth, while Kobayashi comes home in fifth just ahead of Hamilton. Webber makes a point by setting the fastest lap on the final one.

We're on the final lap, and Vettel has it under control, 0.8s clear of Alonso with Button over a second further back.

Lap 77

Webber all over the back of Kobayashi still, he tries a move under braking in to the Nouvelle Chicane and Kobayashi cuts it, before giving back the position to Webber.

Lap 76

Alonso sets the fastest lap of the race, just keeping with Vettel and edging away from Button.

Lap 75

DRS is re-enabled.

The front three are within two seconds, but Vettel seems to have the pace to hold on fairly comfortably.

Webber all over the back of Kobayashi, with d'Ambrosio in their way and Hamilton catching them both.

Such a shame for Maldonado, as he was looking food for points. Hamilton under investigation, and you have to say he deserves a penalty...

Lap 74

Hamilton punts Maldonado out at the first corner, somehow the safety car isn't needed as the crane removes his car immediately.

We're racing again and Button had a slow start. Alonso close to Vettel but not as near as he was earlier.

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