Welcome to F1Minute for the 21st June 2009.
Vettel pulled out a stunning lead in the British Grand Prix to take what looked like an easy lights to flag victory. Webber managed to jump Barrichello in the pit stops, making it a Red Bull 1-2. Button lost places off the start but pulled it back to his original sixth, and provided some much needed entertainment during the last few laps chasing down Rosberg in fifth place. He didn’t quite make it, though.
The only two retirees were Kovalainen and Bourdais, when the Toro Rosso drove into the back of the McLaren, because Heikki was jinking about the track letting his teammate past.
Notably, Nakajima’s great qualifying was wasted as he fell back to 11th, and Rosberg improved to 5th. Massa finished 4th from 11th, and Piquet ended the race ahead of Alonso - the first time that has ever happened.
With a dominant 1-2, Red Bull have made inroads into Brawn’s lead in the constructors championship, but the team still have a 30.5 point lead, and Button is still 23 points ahead.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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