F1: Lewis Hamilton Steals The Show At German Grand Prix
The result of German Grand Prix was surprising, if not too overwhelming, Mark Webber once again failed to win the race despite starting from pole position and in the unlikely chain of events, it was Lewis Hamilton who emerged as the winner. Fernando Alonso once again showed his class by finishing 2nd, ahead of Mark Webber. Sebastian Vettel had to settle for 4th place and Felipe Massa finished 5 th. Jenson Button once again failed to finish the race, after having had to retire in the British Grand Prix as well. It was also a great performance by Force India driver Adrian Sutil as he finished 6th, scoring 8 vital points for his team. Karun Chandhok also impressed in his first showing of the season by finishing 20th , 4 laps behind the leader.
It was initially a cat and mouse game between Hamilton and Webber, with both drivers exciting the fans with their aggressive driving. Hamilton lead the race from the start but momentarily lost his lead to Webber on lap 12 but immediately overtook Australian on turn one. As the race progressed, it was pretty much a battle between Alonso and Hamilton, with Webber fading away for a little while. However in the end Hamilton won it easily.
Another exciting duel took place between Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa , the fight for 4th place went till penultimate lap. The 4th place was decided by pit stop strategy of Red Bull and Ferrari, ultimately it was Vettel who wrested the 4th place from Brazilian. Meanwhile, Force India driver Adrian Sutil drove with caution and his 2 pit stop strategy yielded rich dividends as he finished 6th, ahead of the two McLarens (Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher were well behind Adrian Sutil). Indian driver Karun Chandhok had a successful outing for Team Lotus as he finished 20th.
Meanwhile, Hamilton’s victory means that he overtakes Fernando Alonso to the 3rd position with 134 points.
Driver standing for top 5 drivers is as follows (result after German Grand Prix) :
1. Sebastian Vettel – 216 points
2. Mark Webber — 139 points
3. Lewis Hamilton — 134 points
4. Fernando Alonso — 130 points
5. Jenson Button — 109 points
Constructor Standing is as follows:
1. Red Bull — 355 points
2. McLaren — 243 points
3. Ferrari — 192 points
4. Mercedes — 78 points
5. Renault — 66 points
Hungarian Grand Prix is the next in store for F1 enthusiasts, with the race scheduled to take place in Budapest on July 31st.