Red Bull driver Mark Webber has claimed his second win of the season at the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone, following an intense battle with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the closing laps that centred around tire management.
Webber now closes up to Alonso in the title rankings, who continues to lead one of the closest championships on record. Webber also joins Alonso in becoming the second two-time winner this season.
Alonso qualified on pole position and started the race on the hard tire, whereas Webber was second on the grid and started on the soft tire.
Webber completed one stint on the soft compound and then two stints on the hard tire, using the durability of the hard rubber to catch and pass Alonso with just four laps to go. Alonso’s final stint was on the soft tire after completing two stints on the harder compound.
Webber's teammate, two-time World Champion Sebastien Vettel, arrived home in third place ahead of Alonso's mate, Felipe Massa.