Fernando Alonso started on Pole at Silverstone and couldn’t bring it home, but he had no such issue on Sunday in the Ferrari. Harried by Jenson Button’s McLaren until the final few laps, Fernando drove brilliantly to extend his lead in the Drivers Championship. Vettel followed him over the line in 2nd but is under investigation after passing Jenson Button off the racetrack on the penultimate lap.
Button drove brilliantly from 6th, eating slowly into Alonso’s lead but to no avail in the end finishing 3rd pending Vettel’s result. Raikkonen drove well in the Lotus but strategy stopped him catching the leaders, running 2 stints on the soft tyre and only one on the preferred harder option which performed better on the cars.
Sauber once again showed their dominance of the midfield, getting 5th and 6th with Kobayashi and Perez who took a penalty at the start to show he is an excellent talent for the future. Mercedes had an even day with Schumacher dropping from 3rd to finish 7th but Rosberg grabbing the final point in 10th from 21st.
Sandwiched in between the two Mercedes was Mark Webber’s Red Bull in 8th who had a day to forget and Nico Hulkenberg in the Force India who was simply outmuscled by the quicker teams after starting in 4th. His Team-mate Paul Di Resta struggled in the dry, only managing 11th place and missing out on points.
There was a front wing flying at the start of the race and that was from Felipe Massa’s Ferrari, clipping the back of Daniel Ricciardo as he tried to pass. This forced him into the pits early and he couldn’t regain the lost time as he constantly battled with the pack, finishing in 12th followed by Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso in 13th.
Vergne completed the Toro Rosso line up in 14th after an uneventful day with Maldonado in the Williams behind him. He just couldn’t get his car right in the dry and finished up in 15th. Vitaly Petrov performed admirably in his Caterham, beating his team-mate for once to grab 16th as Kovalainen struggled to 19th.
Bruno Senna rounded off a bad day at the office for Williams, as they are supposed to be a mid-table team finishing in 17th will sting. Romain Grosjean had a nightmare of a day in his Lotus, breaking his front wing on the first lap after getting his braking wrong into the hairpin. He simply couldn’t keep it on the track all day after this first incident and paid the price ending his race in 18th.
Pic is showing his skills as an F1 driver beating his more experienced team-mate of Timo Glock in the Marussia with 20th whilst Glock could only make 22nd. Pedro De La Rosa got himself between the Marussia’s in 21st with his HRT team-mate Karthikeyan completing the field in 23rd.
Lewis Hamilton was the only DNF in the race after seemingly running over a piece of Felipe Massa’s broken wing on the 2nd lap, he managed to get it back around to the pits whilst mentioning he might need to retire and get it back out. He completed a fair amount of the race but once he had held up the leaders to try and help out Button he retired the car to save the engine as he was nowhere near the points.
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