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Sebastian Vettel secures victory at home German Grand Prix // The Red Bull racer puts in a smooth performance at the Nürburgring

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Sebastian Vettel secures victory at home German Grand Prix
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The stats said that Vettel hadn’t won in Germany, or in the month of July, but the Red Bull racer turned that around with a smooth performance at the Nürburgring. Both Red Bull drivers got past polesitter Lewis Hamilton in the first corner, and Vettel went on to keep his lead to the end of the race. He was pushed by both Lotus drivers to the line, but they finished Kimi Räikkönen second and Romain Grosjean third.

Meanwhile, Mark Webber lost his advantage after a pit stop problem saw a loose tyre fly off the car and hit a cameraman. The injured man was taken to hospital and has some broken bones but should be fine. Webber fought his way back to seventh place, after a lucky safety car period.

This was brought about by Jules Bianchi’s Marussia, which caught fire. The Frenchman leapt from the car, but as the tractor came to retrieve it, the Marussia decided to head off, driverless, across the track, coming to rest on the other side. Thankfully, there were no other cars nearby.

Also worth noting, Williams suffered serious wheel gun issues on both cars, whilst McLaren got both cars into the points.