FERRARI driver Fernando Alonso won his first race of the season at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone today.
Alonso finished 16 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. However, Vettel increased his overall lead in the drivers’ championship by finishing second.
After starting in third place on the grid, Alonso took the lead on the 28th lap when he pitted at the same time as Vettel, whose pit crew struggled to attach a wheel.
Alonso is now third in the drivers’ championship, behind Vettel and Webber.
2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX PROVISIONAL RESULTS
1 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
2 Sebastian Vettel, RBR-Renault
3 Mark Webber, RBR-Renault
4 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes
5 Felipe Massa, Ferrari
FORMULA 1 WORLD CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
1 RBR-Renault 328 points
2 McLaren-Mercedes 218 points
3 Ferrari 164 points
4 Mercedes 68 points
5 Renault 65 points