This is F1Minute and it’s the 8th May 2011.
Sebastian Vettel converted his pole position into victory today, taking the win in a Red Bull 1-2 finish. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso improved on his sixth place grid slot to battle with Mark Webber for second place, but ended up having to settle for third.
Further back, the two McLaren drivers struggled for grip, and Lewis Hamilton found himself with a pit stop setback when one of the tyre changes went slightly awry. Jenson Button was one of the few top finishers running a three stop strategy, and after the race admitted that this had not been the right decision.
Nico Rosberg started third, but fell down to fifth by the time the race was over. Team Principal Ross Brawn confirmed that Mercedes have been concentrating too much on qualifying and need to reset their priorities to the race itself.
Further back, Kamui Kobayashi made it up to 10th place from last, Timo Glock didn’t start due to a gearbox failure as he made his way to the grid, and Force India’s Paul di Resta was the only other retiree midway through the race.
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References Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Kamui Kobayashi, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber
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