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We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the 2012 British Grand Prix as much as we did, keep a look out for the full race report and reactions from the teams and drivers over the rest of the day.
What a brilliant British Grand Prix, it looked set that Fernando Alonso would walk to the win but Red Bull Racing proved why they are champions at the end of the day.
Result: WEB, ALO, VET, MAS, RAI, GRO, MSC, HAM, SEN, BUT, KOB, HUL, RIC, VER, ROS, MAL, KOV, GLO, PIC, DLR, KAR
Retirements: PER, DIR, PET
Unsung hero of the race has to be Felipe Massa who drove a brilliant race to secure fourth place, a faultless drive by the Brazilian as he finishes just 6.5 seconds behind team-mate Fernando Alonso
MARK WEBBER WINS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX Fernando Alonso follows him home with Sebastian Vettel comes home in third.
Bruno Senna makes it by Nico Hulkenberg after stalking him for laps, Hulkenberg tries to respond and runs out of track Button moves up to tenth.
Kimi Raikkonen runs off the circuit as he attempts to chase down Felipe Massa
Mark Webber continues to extend his lead, looks like the Red Bull driver may have done enough for the victory. Meanwhile Felipe Massa responds to the pressure from Kimi Raikkonen
Mark Webber pulls out a 1.3 second lead as Kimi Raikkonen sets the fastest lap in fifth place
Great driving and respect from Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber during their battle for the lead
Mark Webber takes the lead to the cheering crowd, Fernando Alonso will now be pushing hard to regain the lead in the closing laps.
Looks like Michael Schumacher got those earlier DRS problems fixed as he breezes by Lewis Hamilton on the Wellington straight
Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are running 0.4 seconds apart now, Michael Schumacher 0.5 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton in seventh.
Michael Schumacher is now all over the back of Lewis Hamilton, it looks like it’s going to be a battle for the British driver to hang on to seventh place
Mark Webber now in the DRS zone behind Fernando Alonso… this is going to be a tight finish!
Mark Webber closes up to 1.3 seconds behind Fernando Alonso while further back Michael Schumacher closes in to 1.1 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso‘s lead is now down to 2.2 seconds as Mark Webber picks up his pace.
Michael Schumacher closes the gap down to 2.5 seconds between him and Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button pushing hard in 11th place, he’ll be looking to leap by Senna and Hulkenberg to secure 9th place
Lewis Hamilton appears to be losing ground on Romain Grosjean and falling in to the grasp of Michael Schumacher as the German cuts the gap to 3.6 seconds
Felipe Massa lights up the timing screens briefly as Kimi Raikkonen out performs followed by Romain Grosjean setting the pace once again. The Frenchman is now just 3.3 seconds behind his team-mate
One of the Sauber mechanics are being taken to be checked out after Kobayashi‘s disastrous pitstop, early reports suggest no series injuries.
On lap 40 Fernando Alonso leads by 3.9 seconds over Mark Webber with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel in third.
Romain Grosjean is the man on a mission as he sets another fastest lap, nearly half a second that team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who he is chasing down.
Nico Rosberg has a long pitstop as the team struggle to tighten the left front wheel
Kamui Kobayashi enters his pit box too hot and hits three of his mechanics, lets hope they are ok
Lewis Hamilton seems to be confused with who he is battling with the pitstops as he asks the team “Can you help me understand who I’m racing?”
Fernando Alonso pits early to rejoin in front of Mark Webber comfortably.
Kimi Raikkonen responds to the pressure from his team-mate as he sets the fastest time of the day, the times are starting to fall as the rubber finally goes down on the Silverstone circuit.
Alonso leads the race on lap 36 with the only retirements we’ve had are Paul Di Resta, Vitaly Petrov and Sergio Perez
Romain Grosjean flashes by Lewis Hamilton on DRS, Grosjean now chasing down his team-mate Raikkonen
Jenson Button gives the British fans something to cheer about as he sets the fastest lap of the race, meanwhil Kobayashi and Schumacher are fighting tooth and nail for sixth
Mark Webber pits from second place as team-mate Sebastian Vettel sets the fastest lap
Hamilton and Grosjean breeze by the McLaren of Jenson Button. Sebastian Vettel pits to resume just before Michael Schumacher, Button Pits.
Mclaren team to Jenson Button: “Don’t lose time to Lewis, don’t worry about Lewis.”
Lewis Hamilton moves up to eleventh place, Romain Grosjean follows the Brit through as Nico Rosberg loses two places in as many corners.
Romain Grosjean sets another fastest lap in 13th place
Lewis Hamilton pits again for a short run on the soft tyres, back out on the hard tyres again, resumes on track behind Nico Rosberg.
Positions on Lap 27: ALO, WEB, VET, MAS, RAI, HAM, MSC, KOB, HUL, SEN, BUT, ROS, GRO, RIC, VER,KOV, MAL, GLO, DLR, PIC, KAR
Fernando Alonso sets the fastest lap of the race as he pulls out a 5.4 second lead over Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen sets the fastest lap as he hunts down Felipe Massa
Kimi Raikkonen moves up to fifth place as he passes Michael Schumacher, now Lewis Hamilton will be looking to make the same move up and takes the place in to Copse.
Lewis Hamilton is now on the rear of Kimi Raikkonen who is chasing down the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher. Meanwhile Sergio Perez is placing firm blame on Pastor Maldonado for the incident that took him out of the race.
Hamilton now pits, a good stop by the team as he rejoins in seventh place just behind Kimi Raikkonen.
The McLaren team are waiting for Lewis Hamilton to pit as the Brit heads around for another lap. Hamilton tells the pits “My tyres don’t feel bad at the moment.”
Top 10 on lap 20: ALO, HAM, WEB, VET, MAS, MSC, RAI, GRO, KOB, HUL
20 laps in and Lewis Hamilton remains out on track, him and Pedro de la Rosa are the only cars yet to pit.
Kamui Kobayashi is on a charge as he goes fastest in the second sector, he’s chasing the Lotus of Romain Grosjean in eighth place.
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are putting on a great show in front of the British fans, the Spaniard has made it around Hamilton.
McLaren team to Lewis Hamilton: “Time to push. Don’t worry about ALO behind, you’re still gapping the cars we need to gap. This is great stuff, every tenth counts.”
Lewis Hamilton leads the race but is still to pit, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg battle over fourteenth place.
Fastest lap for Mark Webber as Jenson Button pits for the softer compound of tyres
Felipe Massa surges by the McLaren of Jenson Button, the Brit is up to ninth place but still to pit
Fernando Alonso pits for tyres, Webber is pushing hard setting a fastest sector on S2.
Mark Webber pits from second place as the team strap on hard tyres to the Red Bull, he gets back out in fourth place between the Sauber of Kobayashi and Hulkenberg
Race control – DRS Enabled
Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen pit, hard tyres for the Brazilian
Romain Grosjean now up to 15th place as he looks to take a place from fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne
Race control reports that DRS has been disabled for all drivers
Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado have made contact and spun off together, it looks like the Mexican is out of the race, Maldonado continue to limp back to the pits
The Frenchman is on a charge from the back as he sets another fastest lap briefly before Fernando Alonso sets the pace. Felipe Massa finally manages to get around Michael Schumacher
Replays show Romain Grosjean made a glancing touch to the tyre of Paul Di Resta
Romain Grosjean flies by the Marussia of Timo Glock, next stop Heikki Kovalainen.
Felipe Massa will have to be careful as he looks to get around the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher with World Champion Sebastian Vettel hot on his heels waiting to pick up the pieces.
Romain Grosjean sets another fastest lap as he moves up to 19th place, Timo Glock is his next target.
The DRS-less Michael Schumacher is backing up the field, Felipe Massa is desperate to get by his former Ferrari team-mate.
Fernando Alonso continues to lead the race with a 1.9 second advantage over Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is still under pressure from Felipe Massa as the Brazilian looks to go up the inside of the Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is struggling on the hard compound tyres in eighth place.
Michael Schumacher is without his DRS, not good for the German who remains in third place.
Romain Grosjean who is down in 22nd has just set the fastest lap as he looks to move back through the field after earlier problems.
Paul Di Resta is out of the grand prix after earlier contact resulting in damage to the car and a puncture.
Sergio Perez sets the fastest lap on the third time around
Lap 3 top 10: ALO, WEB, MSC, MAS, VET, MAL, RAI, HAM, PER, SEN
Felipe Massa looks up the inside of Schumacher at Copse, Schumacher slams the door with Vettel now charging hard to get by the Brazilian
Romain Grosjean pits
Grosjean, Button and Kobayashi battle hard as Raikkonen and Maldonado fight over sixth.
Jenson Button is on the move already and is up to twelfth place on the first lap challenging Romain Grosjean for eleventh.
Paul Di Resta has had drama already as his spins out with a puncture, the Scot is now limping back to the pits for new tyres.
Fernando Alonso leaps in to the lead at the first corner ahead of Mark Webber
The cars line up on the grid… we’re ready to go…
The cars pull away from the grid to start their formation lap, the start of the race is now minutes away.
McLaren team to Lewis Hamilton: “The latest weather forecast is that there’s no rain for 30 minutes. There are showers around, but not over the circuit at the moment.”
Vitaly Petrov is out of the race already. Caterham confirm the news after his engine failed.
Initial forecasts suggest that the first part of the race will remain dry but there is a chance of rain towards the middle of the race.
Just five minutes to go until the start of the race, the drivers are climbing in to their cars.
This is how the drivers line up for today’s race with Fernando Alonso leading the way. British fans will be hoping for a charge from Lewis Hamilton from the fourth row and Jenson Button back on the eighth row.
- Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
- Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault)
- Michael Schumacher (Mercedes-AMG)
- Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
- Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
- Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault)
- Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault)
- Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)
- Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault)
- Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes)
- Nico Rosberg (Mercedes-AMG)
- Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso-Ferrari)
- Bruno Senna (Williams-Renault)
- Nico H|lkenberg (Force India-Mercedes)
- Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari)
- Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
- Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari)
- Vitaly Petrov (Caterham-Renault)
- Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham-Renault)
- Timo Glock (Marussia-Cosworth)
- Pedro de la Rosa (HRT-Cosworth)
- Narain Karthikeyan (HRT-Cosworth)
- Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso-Ferrari)
- Charles Pic (Marussia-Cosworth)
Welcome along to our coverage of the British Grand Prix 2012, the weather at Silverstone today is looking much better than the weekend so far, the track is dry and the cars are lined up on the grid ready for race start at 13:00.