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F1: Webber wins Spanish Grand Prix

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Mark Webber took victory in style at the Spanish Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish. Unfortunately for the Red Bull team, who had been dominant all weekend, it wasn't a 1-2 finish. Fernando Alonso managed to take second place for Ferrari, while Sebastian Vettel finished third after Lewis Hamilton had a crash towards the end of the race.


Vettel was the Red Bull driver under pressure though, with Lewis Hamilton breathing down his neck for the most part of the race. Hamilton even managed to make his way past Vettel during the pitstops. Hamilton managed to pit later, and retained position ahead of Vettel. Then Hamilton set off in pursuit of Webber, but a series of fast laps from the Australian resulted in a 16 second lead, which no one could chip away at. Unfortunately for Lewis, he crashed at Turn 3 due to a broken rim on the second-last lap of the race.

It was a good race for Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion finished a season-best fourth place. Schumacher managed to overtake reigning world champion, Jenson Button, on his way out of the pitlane. Schumacher then proceeded to defend a hard-charging Button, for the next 48 laps.

It wasn't a particularly good race for Schumacher's team-mate Nico Rosberg who finished in 13th place.


Results:

 1.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           1h35:44.101

 2.  Alonso        Ferrari                    +    24.065

 3.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +    51.338

 4.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +  1:02.195

 5.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:03.728

 6.  Massa         Ferrari                    +  1:05.767

 7.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes       +  1:12.941

 8.  Kubica        Renault                    +  1:13.677

 9.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap

10.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap

11.  Petrov        Renault                    +     1 lap

12.  Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari             +     1 lap

13.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +     1 lap

14.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           +    2 laps

15.  Liuzzi        Force India-Mercedes       +    2 laps

16.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Cosworth          +    2 laps

17.  Trulli        Lotus-Cosworth             +    3 laps

18.  Glock         Virgin-Cosworth            +    3 laps

19.  Di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth            +    4 laps

Fastest lap: Hamilton, 1:24.357

Not classified/retirements:

Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari           43

Chandhok      HRT-Cosworth                 28

De la Rosa    Sauber-Ferrari               19

Senna         HRT-Cosworth                 1

Kovalainen    Lotus-Cosworth               1

World Championship standings, round 5:               

Drivers:                    Constructors:            

 1.  Button        70        1.  McLaren-Mercedes          119

 2.  Alonso        67        2.  Ferrari                   116

 3.  Vettel        60        3.  Red Bull-Renault          113

 4.  Webber        53        4.  Mercedes                   72

 5.  Rosberg       50        5.  Renault                    50

 6.  Hamilton      49        6.  Force India-Mercedes       24

 7.  Massa         49        7.  Williams-Cosworth           8

 8.  Kubica        44        8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari          3

 9.  Schumacher    22      

10.  Sutil         16      

11.  Liuzzi         8      

12.  Barrichello    7      

13.  Petrov         6      

14.  Alguersuari    3      

15.  Hulkenberg     1