Alonso wins German Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso won another Grand Prix, taking his lead for the season to 34 points ahead of Mark Webber.

British favourite, Jenson Button, finished in third place but was eventually promoted to second after the FIA handed Sebastian Vettel a 20-second penalty for illegally overtaking Button on the penultimate lap.

The other British driver capable of winning the championship, Lewis Hamilton, had to retire due to a gearbox failure on his 100th Grand Prix.

Alonso had a fairly easy race, having to fight off a little competition, but not much as he coasted from pole to victory at Hockenheim.

Button was probably the best racer on the day, fighting up from sixth on the grid to second, passing Hulkenberg, Schumacher and Vettel with precision manouvers and perfect pitting tactics.

Young British race Paul Di Resta finished just outside the points in 11th place, but he has been having a good season, making a name for himself  and he has amassed 27 points with his Force India car.

The race for the championship is still close, and 34 points is a very slender gap over the course of the season, but Alonso has looked cool and calm when leading, returning to the championship winning form of 2005 and 2006.

The next race on the calendar is the Hungarian Grand Prix, which is on Sunday, July 29.


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