Found June 30, 2013 on
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix in an eventful race Sunday, avoiding the tire trouble that affected several drivers, including pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, to overtake Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel with 10 laps remaining after the three-time defending champion retired with mechanical problems.
Rosberg won his second race of the year and third of his career, edging Red Bull's Mark Webber, who recovered from a collision with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean shortly after the start. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso got past Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen with two laps remaining to claim third.
The victory will likely be overshadowed by the sight of bursting tires that affected four drivers, including Hamilton when he was leading on lap 8. The safety car was called out on lap 15 after similar tire failure struck for the third time.
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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fastest in the final practice at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, followed by teammate Lewis Hamilton.
In drier conditions at Silverstone, Rosberg followed up a fastest lap on Friday by beating Hamilton by 0.146 seconds and continued the strong form that saw the 28-year-old German win at Monaco.
Three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel...
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fastest in practice at the British Grand Prix, followed by the Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday.
Rosberg, who won the Monaco GP, was 0.299 seconds faster than Webber. The Australian surprised his team on Thursday by announcing he would be leaving Formula One at the end of the season to race...
Nico Rosberg nipped Mark Webber to capture the British GP...
The British Grand Prix is in the books, and it was a thrilling race. A gearbox issue knocked out the championship leader, allowing his pursuers to gain some ground and make things interesting. Nico Rosberg wins his second race with Mark Webber breathing down his neck and Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton not far behind, all thanks to a late safety car bunching up the field.