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08 July 2012 Written by 

Webber snatches British victory in final laps from Alonso

Mark Webber stole victory from Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of the FIA Formula One British Grand Prix, taking the lead with four laps to go and finishing a mere three seconds ahead of the Ferrari.


While Alonso seemed to have the race locked down and Webber seemed content with second with around twelve laps left, the gap suddenly began to shrink until the Red Bull was within DRS range. Webber then pulled the trigger and just barely got around.

Sebastian Vettel brought the other RB8 home third, and Felipe Massa the other Ferrari fourth.

Fifth and sixth were occupied by Lotus duo Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, the latter clawing his way up to P6 and proving his Silverstone potential after changing his front wing early on.

Hometown heroes McLaren were notably absent from the major points-scoring positions, with Lewis Hamilton equaling his starting spot at eighth and Jenson Button charging from a dismal 18th to a dismal 10th.

Michael Schumacher got around Hamilton late in the race to score seventh, albeit after starting third, and Bruno Senna ended ninth.

The only major accident was Sergio Perez’s contact with Pastor Maldonado, who seems to be attracting such collisions recently. Perez was put out of the race while Maldonado finished down in 16th.



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