Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won the German GP today at Hockenheimring.
The Spaniard was comfortably quicker by almost four seconds second (+3.732 ) than local hero Sebastian Vettel, born just 28 miles away in Heppenheim who was second.
Thirs was Jenson Button (+6.949 )
Fernando Alonso is the defending race winner at Hockenheimring having won back in 2010 – during the last visit.
As championship leader Fernando Alonso made a clean getaway from the 22nd pole position of his career at Hockenheim, Felipe Massa was forced into the pits at the end of lap one after losing his front wing.
Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire on Lap 58.
German GP Finish line:
1. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) +3.732
3. Jenson Button (McLaren) +6.949
Stewards demoted Sebastian Vettel from second to fifth after ruling his late-race pass on Jenson Button at Hockenheim was illegal.
Explaining his actions, Vettel said: ‘I wasn’t sure he was still on the side or not, I can’t see from the inside of the car, so I tried to give him enough room and went wide.’
more to come…