Vettel wins in Spain
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are back on top of the world after qualifying on pole and winning the European Grand Prix. Things didn’t go so well for his teammate though.
Vettel and Webber had been on pole for nearly every single race except for Canada, which Lewis Hamilton won last week.
Yet, the young German dominated the final qualifying session and then proceeded to dominate the quite dull race, winning for just the second time this season.
His teammate Mark Webber came in last after a horrific wreck saw his Red Bull take off into the air after colliding with the rear of a Lotus. On top of that, nine cars are under investigation because of speeding behind the safety car.
Lewis Hamilton finished second after a brilliant drive following a penalty for backing up the field. He was given a drive through but came out in the same spot he went in, second.
Jenson Button finished third after running in fourth behind Kamui Kobayashi nearly the entire race. The Japanese driver chose not to pit until the final few laps. After his stop, Kobayashi passed Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi for seventh place.
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After finishing eighth, Alonso was quite unhappy.
"We were running well, in third after a good start. Then the safety car came out, which wasn’t too good for us, but Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags," Alonso said.
"We were a meter off each other, and he finished second and I finished ninth."
Alonso felt that his team was punished for respecting the rules of the road, while others didn’t and got away with it.
"Unfortunately everything goes against us and it seems they are allowing everything," he fumed.
"This race was to finish second. Then with the safety car I would have finished where I finished in ninth, and Hamilton in eighth.
"But here, when you do the normal thing, which is respecting the rules, you finish ninth, and the one who doesn’t respect them finishes second."
Source: Sky Sports