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Hamilton displeased with fifth place finish

Published:Monday | May 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM


McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finished among the points after taking fifth spot in yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix, as pole-sitter Mark Webber grabbed his first win of the Formula One season.

Red Bull's Webber took the chequered flag in one hour, 46:06.557 with Hamilton, who started from third on the grid, finishing in a time of 1:46:10.658.

Mercedes GP's Nico Rosberg finished second in 1:46:07.200 with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third.

Hamilton, who remains winless this season, said he was disappointed by the result but would continue to fight.

"Today wasn't the best result for me. I really dislike going backwards in a race, but I think I got everything I could out of the car," he said.

"We came away with some points and there are many more races ahead, but we've definitely got some work to do because, race by race, we're struggling to keep up with the leaders.

"The other teams are picking up serious pace, too. We can't let them pull away from us - but we're a fantastic team, we'll knuckle down together and we'll really push on now."

Hamilton, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, earned 10 points from the win but dropped to fourth on 63 points, still only 13 off leader Alonso.

Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel who finished fourth yesterday, is second on 73 with Red Bull teammate Webber in third on the same number of points.

All six events of the new Formula One season have been won by different drivers.