As the race went on, Ferrari kept Alonso out while Vettel and Hamilton pitted for a third set of wheels. Hamilton managed to overtake Vettel and then a fading Alonso. With four laps to go, Renault’s Grosjean, Sauber’s Perez and Vettel all managed to overtake Alonso. Perez stood out as the star of the race, starting 15th, he opted for a one stop strategy and finished the race in 3rd place barely 5sec behind Hamilton.
Mercedes AMG GP had an average day. At the beginning of the race Rosberg fell victim to the DRS and was passed by Felipe Massa and Paul Di Resta. During the middle of the race, Rosberg picked up pace and was setting blistering times lap after lap, but in the end he could only manage a 6th place finish.
This year hasn’t been kind to Schumacher. He was forced by the race officials to retire after his rear DRS wing malfunctioned and was left permanently open. This is his forth retirement so far this season. His pit crew tried to fix the issued with brute force, but were unsuccessful and his race was over.
Michael after the race had this to say.
Norbert felt today’s race was a great and exciting one:
FULL RACE RESULTS
After 70 of 70 laps
|1||Great Britain||L Hamilton||McLaren|
|4||Germany||S Vettel||Red Bull|
|7||Australia||M Webber||Red Bull|
|11||Great Britain||P Di Resta||Force India|
|12||Germany||N Hulkenberg||Force India|
|14||Australia||D Ricciardo||Toro Rosso|
|15||France||J Vergne||Toro Rosso|
|16||Great Britain||J Button||McLaren|
|19||Russian Federation||V Petrov||Caterham|
|21||Germany||T Glock (ret.)||Marussia|
|22||Germany||M Schumacher (ret.)||Mercedes|
|23||Spain||P de la Rosa (ret.)||HRT|
|24||India||N Karthikeyan (ret.)||HRT|