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British Grand Prix – Who was your driver of the day?
Jul 8, 2012, 10:20 PM

Red Bull's Mark Webber collected his second win of the season, passing Fernando Alonso late on at Silverstone to win an exciting British Grand Prix...

Red Bull's Mark Webber collected his second win of the season, passing Fernando Alonso late on at Silverstone to win an exciting British Grand Prix. Who was your driver of the day?

Mark Webber

Looked strong throughout qualifying and was not too disappointed to miss out on pole after pulling out a great effort on his last flying lap. Started second and got a good launch but couldn’t get past pole-sitter Fernando Alonso. Kept pace with Alonso in the first two stints while looking after his tyres and then started the final stint on the more durable hard tyre while Alonso was on the softer compound. Pulled off a good move around the outside of Alonso at Brooklands late on in the race to take the lead before going on to win his second British Grand Prix in three years and second win of the season.

Fernando Alonso

Looked strong in both wet and dry conditions in practice and continued that form into qualifying by securing his first pole position for almost two years. Made a good getaway, cutting across the track to defending his position and then controlled the race at the front. Lacked pace on the final stint on the softer tyres and couldn’t hold off Webber for the win. Finished second to limit the damage and retain the championship lead and continue his record of scoring points in every race.

Sebastian Vettel

Arrived at Silverstone searching for his first podium finish since winning in Bahrain back in April. Looked soli in qualifying but could only manage fourth on the grid. Lost a place to Felipe Massa at the start, but good race pace and strategy meant he past the Brazilian and Michael Schumacher during the stops to secure his third podium of the season.

Felipe Massa

Was much closer to his Ferrari team-mate in practice and qualifying, to line up fifth on the grid. Made an electric start to pass Vettel and almost Schumacher before settling into a rhythm in fourth. Managed to get past Schumacher on track but was overtaken by Vettel during the stops. Ended the race fourth – comfortably his best result of the season and only nine seconds behind his more decorated team-mate.

Romain Grosjean

Looked quick in qualifying but a mistake in the wet conditions saw him spin into the gravel and miss out on taking his place in the top-10 shoot-out. Started ninth but made contact with Paul di Resta on the first lap which damaged his front wing which forced him to stop early. Battled through the field – and only stopped once more - rising from 22nd to sixth for his fifth points finish of the season.

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