Alex Wurz managed to break his duck and score his first points finish of the season on Sunday in the Monaco Grand Prix, the fifth round in the 2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

It was a very good result for the Austrian, especially as he only started from eleventh. His success came down to a good one-stop strategy and some top driving, which allowed him to overhaul the Hondas of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button and hold off a hard charging Kimi Raikkonen, who put him under pressure towards the end of his second stint.

Speaking at the finish, Alex was clearly delighted and rightly so as his previous best this year was a ninth place finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix: "I'm a bit sad the race is all over - I love it here in Monaco and you want it to go on for ever," he reflected.

"It was a good afternoon and it was critical for me to really pull some laps out to get past Button and Barrichello in the middle part of the race and then keep Raikkonen behind me at the end. I am glad it worked - Sunday has played out well and I did my bit behind the wheel of the car."

Nico Rosberg meanwhile didn't have such a good afternoon and even though he qualified fifth, he was unable to capitalise on his better grid position. Indeed he lost out at the start when he was passed by Nick Heidfeld. The German eventually finished in twelfth.

"Today was something of a disappointing race, really. I had a good start but then Fisichella really closed in at the first corner and I had to back up. My first thought was to be careful not to crash, but looking back maybe I shouldn't have and I might have had the chance to score points," he added.

"I realised that my race was really compromised when I was stuck behind Heidfeld and had no chance to pass him. My strategy was right, but being in traffic ruined it all. Our pace was good here, and it's a shame we could not score more points."

 

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