Hamilton with nice clean win in Nurburgring
Lewis Hamilton drove a faultless race to win an exciting German Grand Prix. When you listen advices from your team, and not drove like kamikaze, results are there. It`s very simple. Hamilton beat Mark Webber at the start od race, and then drove a controlled race to take victory, easing away from Fernando Alonso in the final stint having put an excellent move on the Ferrari around the outside of turn two as the top three exchanged the lead through the pit stops.
Even Hamilton is surprized with his controled agression:
"Driving lap after lap within tenths of each other was about real perfection and with my aggressive style, I felt the moves I made were some of the most precise I have pulled in a while. Being able to drive with your head all the time and getting it just right is massively satisfying. I was in a good space, and days like this pay off more than you could imagine."
"Every win is special, but with the emotion, effort and all the energy the team put into the car and the effort they put in, it just couldn't feel better. Coming into this weekend I said I would take it one race at a time. To win is massively positive for us, but there is a long way to go and it is about getting consistency. If I say something now it could be a disaster, as the next race is going to be very, very hard. We are back in the fight though, and I hope we can carry this forward and keep the momentum going."
The German Grand Prix; Nurburgring, Germany; 60 laps; 308.863km; Weather: Cloudy. Classified: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h37:30.334 2. Fernando Alonso Ferrari + 3.980 3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault + 9.788 4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 47.921 5. Felipe Massa Ferrari + 52.252 6. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1:26.208 7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 1 lap 8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap 9. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap 10. Vitaly Petrov Renault + 1 lap 11. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap 12. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap 13. Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap 14. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap 15. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap 16. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault + 2 laps 17. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps 18. Jerom D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps 19. Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth + 3 laps 20. Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault + 4 laps Fastest lap: Sebastian Vettel, 1:34.587 Not classified: Driver Team On lap Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 44 Button McLaren-Mercedes 42 Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 23 Heidfeld Renault 10 World Championship standings, round 10: Drivers: Constructors: 1. Vettel 216 1. Red Bull-Renault 355 2. Webber 139 2. McLaren-Mercedes 243 3. Hamilton 134 3. Ferrari 192 4. Alonso 130 4. Mercedes 78 5. Button 109 5. Renault 66 6. Massa 62 6. Sauber-Ferrari 35 7. Rosberg 46 7. Force India-Mercedes 20 8. Heidfeld 34 8. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 9. Schumacher 32 9. Williams-Cosworth 4 10. Petrov 32 11. Kobayashi 27 12. Sutil 18 13. Alguersuari 9 14. Perez 8 15. Buemi 8 16. Barrichello 4 17. Di Resta 2UPDATE:
Sebastien Buemi will lose five places on the starting grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix after he was given a penalty at the Nurburging. The Toro Rosso driver was deemed to have caused an accident with Renault's Nick Heidfeld, after squeezing the German out of the track when approaching the chicane during the race.
Ferrari has confirmed that the FIA was able to extract the mandatory one litre of fuel required for post-race checks from Fernando Alonso's car after the race. Alonso was told to stop by the team on the slowing down lap because he was low on fuel - and if the minimum amount required could not be extracted then he could have risked disqualification from the event. The FIA also stated that Mark Webber would not face any sanctions for stopping on the return to the pits to pick Alonso up – even though it could have been viewed as a breach of the rule requiring cars to proceed directly to parc ferme.
Bruno Senna will return to grand prix action next weekend when he replaces Nick Heidfeld during the first practice session in Hungary.