Wow, what a race finish that was, Mark Webber stormed to the front to put Rosberg under pressure for the win, setting the fastest lap in the process. I’m not sure anyone has mentioned it but it is Webber’s last British GP! If you had a drink every time a commentator mentioned that in the race then you would have been drunk by the first safety car.
Nico Rosberg won his second race of the season and in doing so became both the 30th winner at Silverstone and won from the first two grid slots at Silverstone for the 30th time. Kimi Räikkönen finished in the points for the 25th consecutive time and has now beaten Schumacher’s record of consecutive points finishes. Mark Webber finished on the podium in Britain for the fifth time in his career. It’s his last British GP you know, DRINK.
Lewis Hamilton recovered superbly from his early tyre failure to finish in fourth and only six tenths from Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. While the final safety car was out Daniel Ricciardo was in fourth place, which would have been Toro Rosso’s best finish since 2008. Ricciardo started the race in fifth place after di Resta was excluded from qualifying, the best grid position for a Toro Rosso since Vettel left. Speaking of Vettel, today was his first retirement since Valencia last year.
Paul di Resta gained a fantastic 12 positions to finish ninth, he has started the last three races in poor grid positions and finished in the points each time.
Pretty much NOTHING has changed in the Drivers’ Championship standings, Maldonado and Bottas move ahead of Gutierrez and uhh, yeah, that’s it really. In the Constructors’ Mercedes are back in front of Ferrari for second.
The points graph is slightly more interesting, Hamilton and Webber are still incredibly close in the championship. Alonso has closed in on Vettel’s championship lead after his podium and Vettel’s retirement. Romain Grosjean STILL hasn’t scored a single point since his podium in Bahrain.