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Webber downs Alonso to win British GP

Mark Webber overhauled Fernando Alonso with five laps remaining to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, according to eurosport.co.uk. After a wet weekend, the track was finally dry, and remained so for the duration of the race. The Spaniard had bossed the Grand Prix from pole position, but his soft tyres on the final stint were no match for Webber’s hard compound, and he had to yield the position. The championship leader had enough of a cushion to fend off the Australian’s Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who took third. Felipe Massa had his best race of the season to date, finishing fourth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus. Romain Grosjean showed remarkable pace to recover from an early clash with Paul di Resta which forced the Force India driver to retire, finishing sixth. Michael Schumacher’s recent resurgence continued to take seventh, ahead of Lewis Hamilton. And Bruno Senna and Jenson Button rounded out the top 10. It was a miserable day for McLaren, who looked short of pace throughout. Their points haul at Silverstone sees them slip down to fourth in the constructors’ championship, behind Lotus and Ferrari, who both looked considerably faster.

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