The later part of the German Formula One Grand Prix turned into an epic battle between McLaren and Ferrari as Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber tried to thwart English racing prodigy Lewis Hamilton.
However, Hamilton took home the spoils of war after becoming victor to an enthralling race. With this latest success Hamilton recorded his second win of the season. On the other hand, prediction of the pundits came true when Sebastian Vettel became disappointment of the race.
The local fans and home supporters were discontented with Vettel’s performance after the championship leader and person with home advantage finished 4th at the end of the race. Vettel has never been an impressive performer under wet conditions and although the rain held off. On the other hand, conditions must have been enough to make him uncomfortable.
In the aftermath of the match, Vettel’s run of 11 successive finishes on the stage ended. Nonetheless, Vettel managed to keep his lead. With 9 races left, the 24-year-old saw an overall 3 point deficit in comparison to team mate Webber to 77.
Webber, who has been trailing his team mate Vettel for some time, was finally able to achieve some glory for himself. For the first time this year Webber was able lead a lap however that was not the most unfamiliar sight this year. For the first time this year his partner was out of the picture. Vettel has won 6 of the last 9 races and when he hasn’t won he has finished among the top on the podium.
This time however it was the Briton, Hamilton who was seen blazing through the circuit. He started in the front row and immediately grabbed lead on the first corner. In the post match press release an exuberant Hamilton exclaimed, “Woo hoo, great job guys, great job. An incredible feeling, oh wow.”
On the table, Vettel now has 216 points while team mate Webber is trailing far off with139. Hamilton is breathing down his neck with 134 and two times world champion Alonso has recorded 130 points for the 4th position.