2012 BRITISH GP: RED BULL WITH RIGHT STRATEGY TO NEW WIN FOR MARK WEBBER

Mark Webber took victory at a dry but enthralling British Grand Prix after passing Fernando Alonso for the lead four laps from the end of an intense strategic battle between Red Bull and Ferrari. Alonso led the race until lap 48 when Webber passed the Ferrari around the outside into Brooklands. The move was a long time coming as Alonso was on soft tyres in the final stints while Webber enjoyed more sustained pace on a set of hards. Sebastian Vettel came through for third after a fairly quiet race, ahead of Felipe Massa and the Lotuses of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, who showed impressive pace to come back from a broken front wing early on.

Michael Schumacher dropped from third on the grid to seventh at the finish and Lewis Hamilton also had a disappointing race as he finished eighth. McLaren appeared to make a strategic error by bringing Hamilton into the pits early for his second stop in attempt to fend off Grosjean. Bruno Senna and Jenson Button took the final two points positions in ninth and tenth.

The British Grand Prix, Silverstone;
52 laps, 306.198km, Weather: Dry.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault           1h25:11.288
 2.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                    +     3.060
 3.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault           +     4.836
 4.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                    +     9.519
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault              +    10.314
 6.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault              +    17.101
 7.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG               +    29.153
 8.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes           +    36.400
 9.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault           +    43.300
10.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes           +    44.400
11.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari             +    45.300
12.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes       +    47.800
13.  Jan-Eric Vergne       Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    51.200
14.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    53.300
15.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG               +    57.300
16.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault           +     1 lap
17.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
18.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
19.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
20.  Pedro De la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps
21.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps

Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen - 1:34.661

Not classified/retirements:
Driver          Team                     On lap
Sergio Perez    Sauber-Ferrari             14
Paul Di Resta   Force India-Mercedes        3
Vitaly Petrov   Caterham-Renault            1

After 9 Races:                
Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  F.Alonso       129     1.  Red Bull-Renault          216
 2.  M.Webber       116     2.  Ferrari                   152
 3.  S.Vettel       100     3.  Lotus-Renault             144
 4.  L.Hamilton      92     4.  McLaren-Mercedes          142
 5.  K.Raikkonen     83     5.  Mercedes                   98
 6.  N.Rosberg       75     6.  Sauber-Ferrari             60
 7.  R.Grosjean      61     7.  Williams-Renault           47
 8.  J.Button        50     8.  Force India-Mercedes       44
 9.  S.Perez         39     9.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari          6
10.  P.Maldonado     29       
11.  P.Di Resta      27       
12.  M.Schumacher    23       
13.  F.Massa         23       
14.  K.Kobayashi     21       
15.  B.Senna         18       
16.  N.Hulkenberg    17       
17.  J.Vergne         4       
18.  D.Ricciardo      2