Lewis Hamilton won an action packed German grand prix, and collected his second win of the 2011 F1 season.
Lewis Hamilton won an action packed German grand prix, and collected his second win of the 2011 F1 season.Lewis Hamilton made a great start to the German grand prix, and managed to overtake Mark Webber down into turn one. Fernando Alonso also made a great start and managed to get past Sebastian Vettel and take third place into turn one. Lap 11 say the first retirement of the race with Nick Heidfeld having contact with Sebastian Buemi and flying off into the gravel trap. Mark Webber made the first pit stop of the race on lap 14 and managed to undercut the Mclaren of Lewis Hamilton after he and Alonso pitted on lap 15. Sebastian Vettel seemed to be suffering from a braking problem after his mechanic asked him to switch his brake bias to the rear of the car on lap 26. Mark Webber made his second pit stop of the race on lap 30. Lewis Hamilton pitted on lap 31 and managed to keep his lead from Mark Webber, only for Fernando Alonso to pit on lap 32 and come out in front of both Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton though managing to pass Alonso going into turn two. Jenson Button was the fourth driver to retire with a hydraulics problem, after Rubens Barrichello and Karun Chandhok both retired after suffering from car failure. Lewis Hamilton made his third pit stop on lap 51 and switched to the ‘hard’ compound tyre which Pirelli say are 1.5/2 seconds slower per lap than the ‘soft’ compound tyres. Fernando Alonso pit on lap 53 but only managed to come out behind Lewis Hamilton. Mark Webber pit on lap 56, but could only manage to come out behind Hamilton and Alonso. Sebastian Vettel managed to jump ahead of Felipe Massa at the end of lap 59 when both drivers went into the pit. Fernando Alonso finished second behind Hamilton, followed by Mark Webber in third, Sebastian Vettel in fourth, Felipe Massa in fifth, Adrian Sutil in sixth, Nico Rosberg in seventh, Michael Schumacher in eighth, Kamui Kobayashi in ninth and Vitaly Petrov in tenth.
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