Fernando Alonso Wins British Grand Prix




The turbo-charged engine snarled with victory as it swooshed through the finish line with Fernando Alonso behind the wheels. The British Grand Prix, on Sunday, was conquered by the Spaniard, who drove his red roaring machine past the other contenders.

Fernando Alonso wins British Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso wins British Grand Prix

Alonso took advantage of the pit-stop for the Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who was ahead of the race and cruised through triumph. Earlier in the race, Vettel held-off  Red Bull’s Mark Webber in the second place, although with the team boss Christian Horner’s orders, Webber could not overtake the German.

The race had 2008 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton finishing fourth although he encountered Felipe Massa’s Ferrari in battle to finally conquering the position.

Hard showers ahead of the race made the tracks harder to manage however Vettel managed to make a swooshing start to the race with Webber chasing behind the corner.

Jenson Button had to retire and stop at the pit exit when he resumed his race with his wheel without a wheel nut after which Vettel had his pit stop. This is where Webber took advantage as both maneuvered over the track, half wet and half-dry from the rain earlier. But the race started sparking as the track began to dry up.

Alonso made his finals laps the fastest where he overtook Hamilton on the 24th lap and finally passed the Red Bulls. Lap 27 had both Alonso and Vettel together but the pit-stop for the Red Bulls gave Alonso the advantage he needed. He finished the race with almost 10 seconds in lead to the red Bulls.

“I saw the problem in the pit stop with Sebastian and we were in the lead at that moment, but who knows what might have happened after that”, Alonso said.

This would be Alonso’s 27th career victory, placing him in the 5th position in the all-time Formula One Victory Standings, at par with Jackie Stewart. Ferrari was also in full celebrations of 60th anniversary of Formula One at Silverstone. David Coulthard, BBC’s F1 co-commentator said “”This isn’t a gift to Ferrari, they’ve got to the lead of this race by merit.” That also meant an extra champagne toast, or burst rather, in the name of Ferrari.

Alonso has moved up the 3rd position, yet still 92 points behind Webber and Vettel with an 80 point lead. The fourth place has Hamilton with Button on the fifth place.

The red Ferrari was on fire as it finished first, the racks ablaze with hot wheels and Alonso cooling it all off with a thrashed-open bottle of champagne. What a victory!

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