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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

PosDriverTeamTime/RetiredGridPts
1Fernando AlonsoFerrari01:28:41.20325
2Sebastian VettelRBR-Renault+16.5 secs218
3Mark WebberRBR-Renault+16.9 secs115
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes+28.9 secs1012
5Felipe MassaFerrari+29.0 secs410
6Nico RosbergMercedes+60.6 secs98
7Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari+65.5 secs126
8Nick HeidfeldRenault+75.5 secs164
9Michael SchumacherMercedes+77.9 secs132
10Jaime AlguersuariSTR-Ferrari+79.1 secs181
11Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes+79.7 secs11
12Vitaly PetrovRenault+80.6 secs14
13Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth+1 Lap15
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Cosworth+1 Lap7
15Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes+1 Lap6
16Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth+2 Laps20
17Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth+2 Laps22
18Vitantonio LiuzziHRT-Cosworth+2 Laps23
19Daniel RicciardoHRT-Cosworth+3 Laps24
RetJenson ButtonMcLaren-MercedesWheel nut5
RetSebastien BuemiSTR-Ferrari+27 Laps19
RetKamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari+29 Laps8
RetJarno TrulliLotus-RenaultOil leak21
RetHeikki KovalainenLotus-RenaultGearbox17

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