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2012 British Grand Prix results

Mark Webber has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Red Bull driver passed Fernando Alonso late in the race, consigning the Ferrari driver to second place, just ahead of Sebastian Vettel who crossed the line in third.

Webber started from second on the grid to claim victory at Silverstone.
Webber started from second on the grid to claim victory at Silverstone.

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa put in a much improved showing this weekend, bringing his Ferrari home in fourth place, ahead of Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. Michael Schmacher, who had qualified in third, brought his Mercedes home in seventh place, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Bruno Senna and Jenson Button in tenth.

Alonso looked to be in firm control for much of the race, having converted his pole position to a comfortable lead. The Spaniard began the race on the harder, theoretically slower, of the two tyres available yet managed to build a gap on his rivals, the majority of whom were on the softer tyre.

However Alonso failed to extract sufficient pace or durability from the soft tyres when required to switch to them late in the race and fell back into Webber’s clutches, the Australian passing him with four laps remaining.

The result means Alonso’s lead over Webber has been cut to thirteen points, while the gap to third-placed Vettel is now 29 points. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton now finds himself 37 points adrift and — more worryingly — in a car that has looked uncompetitive for the last two races.

Pos   No   Driver Team Laps      Time  Grid      Pts 
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault  52 Winner 2 25
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 52 +3.0 secs 1 18
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault    52 +4.8 secs 4 15
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 52 +9.5 secs 5 12
5 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 52 +10.3 secs     6 10
6 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 52 +17.1 secs 9 8
7 7 Michael Schumacher    Mercedes 52 +29.1 secs 3 6
8 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 52 +36.4 secs 8 4
9 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 52 +43.3 secs 13 2
10 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 +44.4 secs 16 1
11 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 52 +45.3 secs 17  
12 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 52 +47.8 secs 14  
13 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 52 +51.2 secs 12  
14 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 52 +53.3 secs 23  
15 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 52 +57.3 secs 11  
16 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 51 +1 Lap 7  
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 51 +1 Lap 19  
18 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 20  
19 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 24  
20 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 50 +2 Laps 21  
21 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 50 +2 Laps 22  
Ret 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 11 +41 Laps 15  
Ret 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2 +50 Laps 10  
DNS 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 0 Engine 18

 

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