2012 GERMAN GP: ALONSO WITH SUPERB 3-RD SEASON WIN

Alonso first to 3 Season Wins!!!
Fernando Alonso took victory at the German Grand Prix after a tense finish in which Jenson Button threatened the Ferrari but eventually got passed by Sebastian Vettel for second. Alonso led from lights to flag and held off challenges from Vettel in the second stint and Button in the third stint as the race eventually came down to tyre management. Vettel passed Button on the penultimate lap but only after he ran off the circuit on the exit of the hairpin to get past. The move is being investigated by the stewards and may result in the Red Bull driver getting a time penalty.
The German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring.
67 laps, 306.458km, Weather: Sunny.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Frnando Alonso        Ferrari                    1h31:05.862
 2.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault           +     3.732
 3.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes           +     6.949
 4.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault              +    16.409
 5.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari             +    21.925
 6.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari             +    27.896
 7.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG               +    28.960
 8.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault           +    46.900
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes       +    48.162
10.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG               +    48.889
11.  Paul Di Resta         Force India-Mercedes       +    59.227
12.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:11.428
13.  Felipa Massa          Ferrari                    +  1:16.829
14.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:16.965
15.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault           +     1 lap
16.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
17.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault           +     1 lap
18.  Roman Grosjean        Lotus-Renault              +     1 lap
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault           +    2 laps
20.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth          +    2 laps
21.  Pedro De la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth               +    3 laps
22.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth          +    3 laps
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth               +    3 laps

Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher - 1:18.275  

Not classified/retirements:
Driver            Team                   On lap
Lewis Hamilton    McLaren-Mercedes         58


World Championship standings, round 10:                
Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  F.Alonso       154     1.  Red Bull-Renault        238
 2.  M.Webber       120     2.  Ferrari                 177
 3.  S.Vettel       118     3.  McLaren-Mercedes        157
 4.  K.Raikkonen     95     4.  Lotus-Renault           156
 5.  L.Hamilton      92     5.  Mercedes                105
 6.  N.Rosberg       76     6.  Sauber-Ferrari           78
 7.  J.Button        65     7.  Williams-Renault         47
 8.  R.Grosjean      61     8.  Force India-Mercedes     46
 9.  S.Perez         47     9.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari        6
10.  K.Kobayashi     31       
11.  P.Maldonado     29       
12.  M.Schumacher    29       
13.  P.Di Resta      27       
14.  F.Massa         23       
15.  N.Hulkenberg    19       
16.  B.Senna         18       
17.  J.Vergne         4       
18.  D.Ricciardo      2