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Fernando Alonso Wins Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone

Fernando Alonso wins the 2011 Silverston Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has won the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone for Ferrari, taking advantage of a slight delay in Sebastian Vettel’s pit stop. Mark Webber was instructed by his team not to endanger the 2, 3 finish of Red Bull by trying to pass Vettel in the closing laps.

The race was the first at the revamped Silverstone circuit in the UK and saw a mass of tyre changes during lunchtime rain.

Lewis Hamilton managed to find the right side of the line between an aggressive drive and a collision, displaying aggressive overtakes and keeping a clean fight with only minor contact with Felipe Massa during a dramatic final tussle for fourth place. Hamilton took the extra points in front of the home crowd by just 0.24 seconds. The place went some way to making up for a disappointment with the other McLaren. Jenson Button had to retire after leaving the pits too soon without a wheel nut.

Results

Pos Driver Team Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:28:41.20 3 25
2 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault +16.5 secs 2 18
3 Mark Webber RBR-Renault +16.9 secs 1 15
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +28.9 secs 10 12
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari +29.0 secs 4 10
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes +60.6 secs 9 8
7 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari +65.5 secs 12 6
8 Nick Heidfeld Renault +75.5 secs 16 4
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes +77.9 secs 13 2
10 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari +79.1 secs 18 1
11 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes +79.7 secs 11
12 Vitaly Petrov Renault +80.6 secs 14
13 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth +1 Lap 15
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth +1 Lap 7
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes +1 Lap 6
16 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth +2 Laps 20
17 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth +2 Laps 22
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth +2 Laps 23
19 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth +3 Laps 24
Ret Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Wheel nut 5
Ret Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari +27 Laps 19
Ret Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari +29 Laps 8
Ret Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault Oil leak 21
Ret Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault Gearbox 17

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