Australia’s Mark Webber, driving for Red Bull, won Sunday the British Grand Prix, with Spain’s Fernando Alonso coming second, followed by Red Bull counterpart, Sebastian Vettel in third place.
Mercedes-Benz’ Michael Schumacher finished in seventh place, with Nico Rosberg coming home 15th.
The 52-lap race, which for the most part was marked by bad weather, seemed to be going in Alonso’s favor – that is until with only five laps left to finish Webber surprised the pack and pulled ahead of the Spaniard.
Speaking to the press, Webber said, “I had a single opportunity to pounce and I wasn’t going to let that slip. You’ve got to smell the blood and you have to go for it.”
Commenting on the track conditions, Schumacher said, “We achieved what was possible for us today, and we have to be satisfied with that. We were pretty competitive towards the end of the race, but overall we knew that the characteristics of this circuit wouldn’t suit us in normal conditions – we definitely could have done better in the wet.”
Relatedly, Venezuela’s crash-prone Pastor Maldonado was fined 10,000 euros after causing an accident in the 12th lap with Mexico’s Sergio Perez. Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix in May.