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F1: Webber wins British GP


With Sebastian Vettel on pole and Mark Webber a close second, it looked set to be a Red Bull 1-2 at the British Grand Prix. But Webber is a determined driver, and given the qualifying fiasco that had taken place the previous day, with Vettel being given the newly updated front wing off Webber's car, the Australian was adamant he'd come off better in the race.


When the five red lights went out, it was Webber who charged ahead, and try as he might, Seb Vettel wasn't able to get past him. Lewis Hamilton made good this opportunity and muscled his way past Vettel on Turn 2, and while doing so the two made contact. Vettel suffered a right rear puncture which sent him off track at Becketts. He limped back to the pits, had his tyres changed, which put him dead last on the grid. Meanwhile Lewis set off after Webber, who was simply too quick to catch. Webber won the British GP, having led every single lap of the race.

Hamilton's quick start to the race was also aided by the fact that Fernando Alonso dropped back in the opening lap scuffle. Felipe Massa came off the worse of the two Ferraris though, after contact with his team-mate resulted in a puncture for the Brazilian.

Vettel, who had managed to get his pitstop out of the way, was able to run to the end of the race on the hard compund Bridgestone tyres, managing to make up places while the rest of the teams had to worry about strategy.

The biggest gainer was Jenson Button, who despite starting a dismal 14th position, managed to finish the race in fourth, one place behind Nico Rosberg.

At the end of the race, Webber remarked over the radio that his win was "Not bad for a number two driver." Red Bull have however stated that they have every intention of soothing the Aussie's ruffled feathers, and soon.